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Williamsburg, VA

Cornwell's Wildlife Control, LLC

Cornwell's Wildlife Control, LLC is a full-service wildlife control company serving Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 757-690-7627 - 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 Peninsula 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 Williamsburg animal control for wildlife issues.

Virginia Peninsula County Animal Services or Humane Society: 757-565-0370

Williamsburg Wildlife Removal Tip: Is it safe to handle a squirrel with bare hands? There are plenty of reasons why you wouldn’t want to even think about handling a squirrel with your own bare hands. You’ll get scratched and bitten for sure because this is not an animal that likes to be cornered or trapped. There’s also the rabies virus to think about - the chances of the squirrel passing it on to a human are slight but still exist. Rabies is still a threat. One of the biggest reasons why you wouldn’t want to touch a squirrel with your bare hands is because of fleas - these critters are renowned for carrying them. Once in your home, they’ll reproduce quickly and before you know it, you’ve got a very big problem on your hands. Your pets will be infested and they won’t like that one bit, and the bites you get around your ankles and legs will soon drive you mad, and that’s before you face the embarrassment of inviting people over and having a flea jump on their leg or arm. Wild animals can carry all sorts of bugs, fleas and ticks being just two of them, and these are things you won’t want in our home. Ticks can carry tick fever, a bacterial infection that can make you feel very poorly indeed - headaches, fever, chills, soreness of the muscles and a nasty looking rash. All in all it’s pretty safe to say you won’t want to get too close to any wild animal, especially a squirrel.

Williamsburg Animal News Clip: The Flying Squirrel
The flying squirrel belongs to the Sciuridae family of squirrels and is also usually referred to as Petauristini or Pteromyini.

It should be noted that despite its name, the flying squirrel is not capable of flying like a bird. Instead, the squirrels glide through the trees. However, the squirrels have also been seen to fly to ninety meters. The direction and speed of their flight will be determined by position of its legs and arms, and how this position changes in the course of flight. The tails of the squirrel also has a great impact on the speed and direction of flight, since it is known to stabilize in flight. The tail, therefore, acts as a brake or air foil, allowing the squirrel to safely land on a tree trunk.

Behavior and Lifespan
The life expectancy of the squirrels is estimated to be around six years if the squirrels are in the wild. However, if the squirrels are in captivity, they have been known to live for over fifteen years. The life expectancy of the squirrels in the wild is low, because they are preyed upon by many animals. Some of the predators of the squirrels include raccoons, snakes, coyotes, domestic cats, fishers and nocturnal owls among others. It is as a result of this that these squirrels like to move at night. In other words, they are nocturnal, because they want to escape birds that hunt for them during the day. As far as feeding is concerned, the squirrels will eat anything that they find, especially if they are desperate. The squirrels eat anything that they can find in their environment. The things that they eat depend on the environment they are in and how hungry they are at the moment. They eat things like insects, seeds, slugs, spiders, snails, flowers, tree sap and tree shrubs among others. It should be noted that when squirrels are desperate, they can eat almost anything.

Flying squirrels mate between February and March, and when the young ones are born, they live with their mothers in their maternal nests. The mothers nurture and protect their young until the time comes for them to leave the nests. It is, therefore, noted that the male flying squirrels do not in any way participate in the nurturing of the young ones.When the squirrels are born, they almost do not have any hair and most of their senses have not yet developed. They are fully developed and furred by the time they make five weeks, at which point; they start to develop a mind of their own. After about two months, these squirrels can glide and leap, and are, therefore, ready to leave their maternal nests and survive on their own. Before they leave the nests, they spend a lot of time practicing to glide and leap, so that when the time comes, they are able to survive. Meanwhile, their mothers will still care for them and they only separate when the young leave the nests.

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