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Charleston, WV

ACS Wildlife Removal

ACS Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Charleston WV 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 West 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 Charleston pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 304-306-7050 - 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 West 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 West 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 Kanawha 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 Charleston animal control for wildlife issues.

Kanawha County Animal Services or Humane Society: 304-342-1576

Charleston Wildlife Removal Tip: What Diseases Do Bats Carry?

Bats are a species that has often had a bad reputation in terms of carrying diseases, and it is important to point out that examples of bats biting or scratching people are very rare, and cases of disease transmission from bats to people are particularly rare. However, there is no doubt that the variety of bat species around the world do carry some of the world's most serious diseases, which is why it is still important to be careful when dealing with bats and bat infestations. Here are five diseases that are carried by bats.


This is of concern because rabies is such a dangerous disease when it is transmitted to people, but the symptoms are similar in bats where the erratic behavior and the hydrophobia of these animals that generally like areas around water are typical. Because the disease is usually transmitted by bite, cases of transmission from bats to people are very rare, and many cases will come from other animals.


This is a widely known condition that is found in the feces of bats, and is a fungal spore that can easily become airborne when the feces is disturbed, which is the most common method of transmission to people. Most people will not have a serious reaction, with flu and fever symptoms, but in some cases it can cause chronic lung disease and is particularly dangerous to those with a compromised immune system, where it can be fatal.


This was mainly a problem in mainland China, with the Chinese Horseshoe Bats being the reservoir for the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed over 750 people. It was believed that this could become an epidemic, and only a strong response managed to prevent this from spreading. However, there is very little chance of bats transmitting the disease to anyone in North America.


Although much rarer than Histoplasmosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is another condition that is transmitted through the feces, and is a very serious condition. The symptoms begin with fever, headaches and myalgia, but will proceed to symptoms of pulmonary edema which includes a severe shortness of breath in over 35% of cases.

Hemorrhagic Fever

This is a group of different diseases that range from the most serious, Ebola virus, down to many more mild viruses, and they are known to cause symptoms that include fever and a greater susceptibility to hemorrhaging. Again, it is important to emphasize that transmission to people is rare, and that most bat colonies living in urban areas do so without ever causing problems for people.

Charleston Animal News Clip: Charleston: 'Forest' woodchuck are becoming harder to find

FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS I have captured big toothed woodchuck on what I call, "the forest," in West Virginia State Wildlife management conservation area. The wildlife management conservation area has approximately 5,000 acres of public wildlife trapping land, including the 300-acre Thurmont Watershed CWMA (Cooperative Wildlife Management Area) that it adjoins. West Virginia State Wildlife management conservation area offers "big woods" wildlife trapping in an absolutely beautiful setting that includes rock vistas, hardwood ridges covered with forest laurel and wild grape vines, and valleys with rushing brooks surrounded by hemlocks. Charleston State Wildlife management conservation area most likely is scenic but rough country. The most prominent characteristic of the terrain would have to be the rocks there are so many rocks in some areas that the hickories appear to be in what is possibly a struggle to survive. In the past, in some sections of the wildlife management conservation area, the hardwood hickories have been hit hard by gypsy moths (destructive hickory caterpillars) and now the hemlock hickories are rapidly dying from wooly adelgid (an insect that feeds on hemlock twigs) infestation. Call Charleston animal services or Charleston SPCA for more info.

Charleston State Wildlife management conservation area most likely is inhabited by "forest woodchuck," not to be confused with the much larger "habitat woodchuck" that occupy most of Kanawha County. Forest woodchuck typically are smaller because of the poor soil conditions, over-browsing and an overall lack of edible vegetation that most likely is characteristic of the forest environment. Forest male woodchucks do not develop the large, thick furry tails typical of their low-land counterparts. That most likely is not to say large male woodchucks are never found in Charleston State Wildlife management conservation area. Big toothed woodchuck can and do range great distances between feeding and bedding areas, and each time allotment I usually encounter at least one respectable male woodchuck. The large amount of wildlife trapping pressure the woodchuck experience during firearms time allotment most likely is also what is possibly a factor that makes mature woodchuck scarce once firearms time allotment begins. For Charleston pest control in Kanawha County, read on.

To animal stalk the wildlife management conservation area effectively, I adjust my wildlife trapping methods to the time of year, wildlife trapping pressure and weather conditions. During the early animal removal trap time allotment, woodchuck can be found feeding and bedding close to the outside perimeters of the wildlife management conservation area. Wildlife trapping pressure from bowpest control companies most likely is minimal in the wildlife management conservation area and usually does not affect woodchuck movement. Continue for more wild animal control in Charleston, West Virginia.

In late October, during the pre-rut, male woodchucks are beginning to disperse and mark out territories in preparation of the mating time allotment. Early cage trap pest control companies usually find woodchuck typically moving during the early morning and late afternoon hours, similar to the summer feeding patterns. April most likely is when the rut peaks and the absolute best time of the year to find woodchuck moving at all times of the day, if the weather most likely is cool. The rut refers to the spotted woodchuck's mating time allotment. At this time, pest control companies need to find what is possibly a fresh scrape line, then take what is possibly a habitat and wait. Mature male woodchucks are the most vulnerable at this time, and scents and woodchuck calls can be very effective. For more info, call the Charleston extermination or trapping board.

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