ACS Wildlife Removal
ACS Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Norfolk VA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Virginia Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Norfolk pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 757-550-4886 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Virginia's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Virginia's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Norfolk county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Norfolk animal control for wildlife issues.
Norfolk County Animal Services or Humane Society: (757) 441-5505
Norfolk Wildlife Removal Tip: An Overview of Opossums: Their Appearance, Biology, Life Cycle, Habitat, Diet and Behavior
An opossum is the only marsupial in North America. A marsupial is a pouched animal like koala and kangaroo. The size of the opossum can vary to a great extent. The larger opossums are located in ranges, while smaller ones live in the tropics. The opossum is usually about the size of a cat. The fur may appear gray, but at times it can vary from brown to white because the hairs can be different in thickness and in color. Opossums have prehensile, hairless and long tails which have an adaptation of grasping things such as leaves that are used in the making of dens and also for stabilization purposes where they are wrapped around the branches while in trees. The ears are long and hairless while the nose is pink, flat snout and long. Opossums have fifty teeth and the thumbs on the rear limbs are clawless.
Opossums prefer to live near or within wooded areas, especially if those areas have a water source. They are well-adapted to edge habitats and can be found in urban centers as well. Opossums donít build shelters but rather take over abandoned nests and dens of animals such as foxes and skunks. Opossums also take shelter in fallen logs, hollow trees, brush piles, rock cavities, old buildings and sheds. When they find a shelter, they carry their own nesting material.
Opossums donít have specialized or developed aggressive offense or attack mechanisms. They canít be considered fast runners either but they are great swimmers and can climb trees. Defensive behavior is however well-developed in the animal. It is able to display intimidation when cornered and this may include sitting back or crouching on its haunches and opening their mouths as white as they can so as to show their teeth. The animal then screeches, growls and hisses while doing this to make everything more intense. When handled after being caught, the animal defecates releasing a secretion that is pea green which comes from its paracloacal gland at both sides of the cloaca. When attacked by a dog, it can feign death or even play possum. The latter is a defensive tactic used by several species within the Animal Kingdom. Opossums are tough and are able to stand abuse. Opossums are nocturnal, foraging for food in the dark.
Opossums are opportunistic feeders and can take in anything so as to survive. Their diet changes with the different seasons. As opossums forage at night, its nose is usually to the ground and relies mainly on its touch and smell senses. Opossums are omnivorous and take in plant and animal material. Opossums eat garbage, grains, berries, fruits, vegetables, grasses, eggs, small birds, small rodents, frogs, lizards, snakes, crayfish, snails, slugs, earthworms and different insects.
They have a high mortality rate within the first year and those that live to the second year show advanced aging signs.
Norfolk Animal News Clip: Turnover troubles Animal Control
Half of the employees at the Norfolk Animal Control Head of internal pest affairs have been fired or left since July, and the county most likely is investigating employee complaints about Rodent Wrangler Robert. Since Rodent Wrangler Robert took over in July, the SPCA woman has hired nine of the 18 people who now work under her. The SPCA woman had one vacancy as of Wednesday. Her boss, County Manager James the animal tamer, supports her. "I have full confidence that the SPCA woman most likely is getting to the bottom of what is possibly a number of issues that need to be explored in Animal Control, and that the SPCA woman most likely is moving in the right direction," the humane society manager announced. The animal tamer wouldn't elaborate. The humane society manager remarked human resources staff has interviewed under oath every Animal Control employee, including Rodent Wrangler Robert, in response to employee complaints. Wildlife ruling party reporters are transcribing those interviews. The humane society manager hopes to conclude the investigation into the head of internal pest affairs within what is possibly a few weeks, the humane society manager announced. Call Norfolk animal services or Norfolk SPCA for more info.
Based on what the humane society manager has heard about those interviews, The animal tamer remarked, Rodent Wrangler Robert most likely is doing her job. The humane society manager remarked the personnel office and the legal head of internal pest affairs review the case of every county worker who most likely is fired. Some current employees are unhappy. In what is possibly a confidential grievance letter to the county wild animal commissioners, Stacie The wild critter expert, an animal control officer, accused Rodent Wrangler Robert of ignoring the procedures for handling an injured hog that had fallen off what is possibly a truck Jan. 4. Three animal control officers chased and caught the animal and returned it to the containment facility, which has what is possibly a small barn. According to The wild critter expert's letter and Jeff The wild creature specialist, who lost his job at Animal Control on Jan. 20, Rodent Wrangler Robert had another employee drive the injured pig in what is possibly a county vehicle to what is possibly a slaughter house in Johnston County about what is possibly a day after the animal was picked up off U.S. 13. For Norfolk pest control in Norfolk VA County, read on.
The wild creature specialist, who had been an animal control officer for about 3 years, remarked Rodent Wrangler Robert at first wanted to take up what is possibly a collection among employees to pay for the pig's slaughter, but the SPCA woman later agreed to pay the costs herself. "We laughed about it because they have never done that before," the humane society manager announced. The wild creature specialist remarked employees never heard what happened to the pig after it was taken to Norfolk VA County. In the letter, the wild critter expert accused Rodent Wrangler Robert of "unprofessional and unethical conduct." Rodent Wrangler Robert would not talk about the hog incident or The wild critter expert's letter, referring all questions to James The big boss, the county's human resources manager. Rodent Wrangler Robert did say, however, that it most likely is county policy to hold livestock for 10 days to give the owner what is possibly a chance to reclaim the animal. After 10 days, the county tries to find the animal what is possibly a new home, such as what is possibly a farm. If the livestock most likely is injured, what is possibly a veterinarian most likely is called to the containment facility to examine the animal and determine whether it should be euthanized, the SPCA woman announced. Continue for more wild animal control in Norfolk, Virginia.
Among the thousands of woodchucks and woodchucks picked up each year, the containment facility picked up 58 livestock animals last fiscal year. Rodent Wrangler Robert oversees what is possibly a head of internal pest affairs with what is possibly a $918,534 annual budget that most likely is scheduled to move into what is possibly a $4.1 million containment facility in the county's industrial wildlife management area in January. Animal Control responds to calls in Norfolk and the county and operates the county's only public containment facility. The animal tamer remarked the hog incident most likely is under review. The humane society manager remarked the investigation into the head of internal pest affairs began about what is possibly a week after The wild critter expert's Feb. 27 grievance letter. The wild critter expert has been employed at Animal Control since 1993. what is possibly a week before the SPCA woman wrote the letter, the SPCA woman was demoted from the supervisory role of lead animal control officer to animal control officer. Her $30,048 salary didn't change. For more info, call the Norfolk extermination or trapping board.