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Portsmouth, VA

Trutech Wildlife Services
757-777-9824

Trutech Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 757-777-9824 - 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 Portsmouth animal control for wildlife issues.

Norfolk County Animal Services or Humane Society: (757) 397-6004


Portsmouth Wildlife Removal Tip: What do wildlife rehabilitators do with groundhogs?

Rehabilitation is the process by which someone or something that is damaged, in this case a groundhog, is restored to its former normal and healthy condition. A wildlife rehabilitator, who is usually tasked with the restoration process, is licensed and properly trained to provide the required care to the groundhog.

Groundhogs, just like any other animals and human beings, will at one point or another get injured, become sick or even get orphaned. In these scenarios, the care of a wildlife rehabilitator is highly needed. The groundhog, if injured or sick, is treated by experienced professionals up to full recovery before being released back into the wild. Treatment is done by licensed animal doctors. Tests are done and the correct diagnosis is determined before administering any treatment to the groundhog. This way, the chances of its survival are much higher than when using the trial and error method.

As for the orphaned groundhogs, the care provided is a little different from the injured and sick ones. In this instance, usually baby groundhogs need more parental care. The exact parental care cannot be provided since the mother groundhog is missing, but the care provided is almost a duplicate of the natural mother care. The young ones are fed and kept warm among other activities up until the time when the wildlife rehabilitator feels that they are grown up enough to survive on their own.

While doing all these activities, there are a few factors that one needs to understand. This applies to both the rehabilitator and any other person involved in the above mentioned groundhog situations.

1. If you are a passerby or home owner who has found an injured or sick groundhog, the first thing to do is to call the concerned persons to take care of the situation.
2. Ensure that the wildlife rehabilitator you have contacted is licensed. Just to be sure, request to see the license before handing over the groundhog to the persons in question.
3. In the case of an orphaned groundhog, you can wait for some time to see if the mother might show up. Chances are the mother may be somewhere around there and will come to pick up her babies.
4. During the handling of groundhogs, take caution. Wear gloves or cover with a piece of clothing before touching the groundhog. This is to avoid contamination of diseases and pests if there are any from the groundhog.
5. Also, groundhogs are human cautious as a survival instinct, and therefore handling of these animals should be done carefully.
6. Handling, care and rehabilitation of a groundhog is illegal in some parts, unless you are licensed.
7. The last most important thing is after a successful rehabilitation, the groundhogs need to be released back into the wild.


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