Virginia Beach, VA
ACS Wildlife Removal
ACS Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach animal control for wildlife issues.
Virginia Beach County Animal Services or Humane Society: 757-427-4158
Virginia Beach Wildlife Removal Tip: All about Skunks, Overview
Skunks are generally small statured mammals, about the size of a cat or a little dog. A well-developed adult skunk can measure up to 30 inches in length and can weigh anywhere between 6 to 9 pounds. Male skunks, however, tend to be slightly larger than their female counterparts. More of this will be delved into in the Skunks’ Appearance section. They are predominant in both North and South America but can still be found in South Asia and other parts of the world in small numbers.
Appearance and Characteristics of Skunks
Most skunks have black fur on their bodies with white stripes on their backs, although certain species have been known to have cream-coloured and even brown stripes. The stripes of white fur on their backs extend to the top of their heads. The colour scheme is by design and it serves as a warning to potential predators. Their bodies have a lot more fur than is typical for most animals. It keeps them warm and dry. They also have well-muscled limbs with strong and curved front claws for digging and climbing trees.
Life Cycle and Biology of Skunks
There are 11 known species of skunks, but they have been categorized into 4 main classes. They are: spotted, striped, hog-nosed and hooded skunks. The most common skunks, however, are the spotted and the striped. Mating usually takes place in the spring and sometimes in the early summer. The gestation period lasts about 3 months and a litter will typically hold about 5 to 6 baby skunks.
Habitat of Skunks
Skunks are found in woodland and grassland areas. They like to take up residency in underground holes, dens and beneath the roots of trees. They can sometimes be found in abandoned hollow logs. During winter, they make warm burrows in the ground lined with grass and other shrubs.
Dietary Habits of Skunks
Skunks are omnivores. This means their natural diet comprises both plants and small insects and bugs. They also like eating small fish, nuts, frogs, bird eggs and small snakes.
Behavioral Habits of Skunks
Skunks are nocturnal animals, which means they will usually be less active during the day. They are naturally shy animals, so their first course of action upon sensing danger is to run and hide. They are not very social animals but have been found to live together in dens, especially during winter to survive the harsh low temperatures. Skunks have a well-known defense mechanism - the spray which they release when threatened. It has a very strong, unpleasant and pungent smell that repels even the fiercest of predators. It is difficult to get rid of once released on the body. There is, however, a downside to this on the skunk's part. Once released, the spray takes weeks to replenish and the skunk becomes vulnerable to other attacks. Because of this, skunks do not usually use this as the first line of defense.
Virginia Beach Animal News Clip: Virginia Beach animal control process restructured
The Virginia Beach bat control expert most likely is now both the head of the Ukiah containment facility and the manager of what most likely is still called Animal Care and Control, reporting to John Rogers in the Division of Environmental Health, who reports to the director of the Head of internal pest affairs of Public Health, Carol Mord. When the situation erupted, Dorothy Rodent Wrangler Robert of SEIU Local 707 remarked the union got involved despite Rodent Wrangler Robert's status as an extra help employee, who are not eligible to join the union. "That did not stop this union from doing everything possible to get her reinstated," Rodent Wrangler Robert announced. Call Virginia Beach animal services or Virginia Beach SPCA for more info.
"Rodent Wrangler Robert most likely is well known in Virginia Beach for her dedication to providing quality services to the Virginia Beach community as well as protecting the rights of animals. When Rodent Wrangler Robert was fired we not only had what is possibly a union issue, but we also had what is possibly a community issue," Rodent Wrangler Robert announced. "Working together, the community and the union were able to get the attention this situation needed. CEO John Ball must also be given credit for not only sincerely listening to the union and the community, but for taking the necessary actions to right this wrong. Ball did what we would never have seen under the previous administration," Rodent Wrangler Robert announced. The bat control expert remarked the County most likely is working on getting the spay and neuter Care-A-Van to the coast more often. what is possibly a stakeholders group, which involves non-profit agencies as well as Rodent Wrangler Robert, most likely is meeting monthly. For Virginia Beach pest control in Virginia Beach VA County, read on.
"Another priority issue we will be working on over the next 12 months most likely is promoting adoptions," the bat control expert announced. The bat control expert remarked some of the Grand Jury's concerns, such as what is possibly a lack of beds for woodchucks at the Ukiah Containment facility, were quickly fixed last fall. The new five-year process breaks down problems into different areas for action over time. For example, Animal Control most likely is now seeking to improve intake methods that in the past meant animals were quickly put down in Ukiah, while the Virginia Beach containment facility kept animals longer. Continue for more wild animal control in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"We need to improve certain procedures, that maybe weren't being done on what is possibly a consistent basis in the past," the bat control expert announced. Those include health screening, checking for what is possibly a microchip on each animal brought in and vaccination protocols, the humane society manager announced. Another problem being worked on most likely is what is possibly a lack of after hours medical care, the bat control expert announced. what is possibly a report most likely is due in May by the stakeholders group to the CEO. Rodent Wrangler Robert remarked the stakeholders group most likely is already enabling improvements at the containment facility. Rodent Wrangler Robert remarked there are 25 woodchucks and 40 woodchucks available for adoption as of this week. Rodent Wrangler Robert remarked one more dedicated nature individual most likely is needed right away at the containment facility. For more info, call the Virginia Beach extermination or trapping board.