Wildlife Removal Services in McLean, Virginia
At VA Animal Control our McLean Wildlife Removal Experts provide complete solutions for the removal of nuisance wildlife and animal pest control. Not only do we offer animal trapping and removal services but we can also include services to repair animal damage and provide wildlife waste cleanup when needed. We also recommend and can take actions that help to exclude and keep wildlife from returning to your home.
VA Animal Control responds to service calls in McLean and throughout Northern Virginia and the DC Suburbs. We specialize in the quick and humane removal of squirrels, raccoons, rodents, foxes, skunks, bats, birds, moles, and other nuisance animals and pests that have made it into attics, chimneys, under homes or other areas of your house or business property.
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Raccoon Removal and Control in McLean, VA
Raccoons are a common nuisance wildlife species. These pests frequently enter attics and other parts of homes. They are strong and capable of causing quite a bit of destruction to homes and attics. Female raccoons often enter houses in order to have their young in the springtime. Raccoons are responsible for a number of nuisance problems, from stealing pet food, to tipping over garbage cans, to raiding ornamental ponds, chicken coops, etc. They are very crafty and capable animals. They typically weigh 10-25 pounds as adults, and are usually larger in northern latitudes. They eat almost anything, and are primarily active at night. McLean Raccoon Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Squirrel Removal and Control in McLean, VA
While many types of squirrels can cause nuisance problems, from red squirrels to flying squirrels, the Eastern Grays are the most common. They love to live in the attics of buildings, usually in the winter and later summer, when females give birth to their bi-annual litter of young. They are expert chewers, and will chew their way in, as well as chew on wires once inside. They primarily eat nuts and grains, and will store these in the attic or walls, along with nesting debris. They are most active in morning and evening times. These squirrels typically only live a few years in the wild. McLean Squirrel Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Skunk Removal and Control in McLean, VA
Skunks are well known for their strong odor. They frequently choose to live under homes and decks, sheds, or porches. They cause a problem with their odor, particularly during the mating season. They also often fall down window wells and get stuck. There are several skunk species in North America, but their behavior is relatively similar. They are nocturnal and ominvorous. They frequently choose to den underneath homes, and they are not particularly fast, so there’s a good chance your dog will catch one and get sprayed. McLean Skunk Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Opossum Removal and Control in McLean, VA
Opossums are a common nuisance species because they are opportunistic, and will take advantage of human homes, sheds, decks, etc in order to live and steal food. They are marsupials, and the young grow in a pouch in spring. I commonly find them in the attics of homes, and they are also a common dead animal extraction target. They are interesting: they have the most teeth of any mammal (50), a prehensile tail, opposable thumbs, the male has a bifurcated penis, they can eat almost anything, and they have incredible immune systems, all of which make them great survivors, despite their tiny brain. McLean Opossum Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Groundhog Removal and Control in McLean, VA
A common nuisance species in the more northern states, groundhogs dig large burrows which are often complex, with several entry holes. Groundhogs are rodents, and adults average 8-10 pounds. They give birth in spring to 3-6 young. They are primarily herbivorous, eating a variety of plants, including your garden, which is one of the major complaints. They grow fat during the summer, and in winter, they hibernate. They are usually considered a pest due to their burrowing behavior. They are active during the day. McLean Groundhog Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Mole Removal and Control in McLean, VA
There are several mole species in North America, and the Eastern Mole is one of the most common pest moles. All moles live under ground and dig a network of tunnels and chambers. They create surface tunnels and deep tunnels dirt mounds under the living chambers. Moles are small, weighing only about 3-5 oz. and about 6-8 inches long, but they are great diggers with voracious appetites. They primarily eat earthworms, and also other underground insects. They live for about 3 years. They breed in the winter, but aside from mating, most moles are territorial. They are considered a pest due to their digging. McLean Mole Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Rat Removal and Control in McLean, VA
The two common rats species in North America are the Roof Rat and the Norway Rat. Roof Rats are smaller, with adults usually weighing 6-10 oz. with a body of 8 inches and a tail of 8 inches. Roof Rats tend to live in warmer areas and inhabit areas above ground, such as in trees. The Norway Rats weigh from 10-16 oz, with a 9 inch body and a shorter tail. Norways live in cooler climates and live at ground level. Neither specie lives very long, rarely more than a year in the wild. They can breed year-round, and produce litters of up to ten young up to five times per year. Both will eat a wide variety of foods, and are considered pests for many reasons, such as their tendency to spread disease. McLean Rat Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Snake Removal and Control in McLean, VA
North America is home to many snake species, about 130. Most are harmless. There’s 20 venomous species of snake, most of them rattlesnakes. The exceptions are the aquatic snakes, such as the Copperhead and the Cottonmouth, and the Coral Snakes (the red-yellow-black ones). If you are unsure of the specie of snake, just leave it alone! In fact, leave all snakes alone. If one gets in your house or pool or something, call a wildlife specialist to come and remove it. Snakes vary greatly in mating behavior, life span, etc, so I won’t list any stats here. McLean Snake Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Bat Removal and Control in McLean, VA
The three most common nuisance (colonizing) species in the US are the Little Brown Bat, the Big Brown Bat, and the Mexican Free-Tail Bat. The former two are common in the more northern states, and the free-tail in the southern states. These bats usually cause a problem when they establish large maternity colonies inside buildings. There, they leave behind their droppings, often in great bulk. Bats are special animals – they are of course mammals, and they give birth to one young each year. They live for a long time in the wild, up to 18 years. They eat millions of insects and are usually docile. A good wildlife expert can remove them without harming them. McLean Bat Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Pigeon Removal and Control in McLean, VA
Feral pigeons are very common in urban areas, and a common and well-known city pest. Though some people like to feed them they create a mess with their nesting material and feathers, but most of all, with their droppings, which are unsanitary and which may pose a health hazard. Pigeons weigh about a pound and tend to live for 3-5 years in the wild. They nest at any time of the year, and mate for life. The young hatch only 19 days after the eggs are laid. Pigeons eat a variety of foods. They are usually removed from roosting areas such as beams, store signs, inside buildings, etc. McLean Pigeon Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control
Fox Removal and Control in McLean, VA
Foxes are vulnerable to and can transmit a number of serious zoonotic diseases including rabies, mange, canine distemper, parvo enteritis, roundworms, and other endoparasites. They also may be involved in the transmission of arboviral diseases vectored by fleas, ticks, and other external parasites that commonly infest wild animals. Wild foxes also occasionally attack and kill livestock, especially chickens, ducks, game birds, and their eggs. Less commonly, they may attack young lambs, rabbits, and other small domestic animals and pets — especially if they are left unprotected at night. Even more rarely, foxes may damage food or feed crops; but what little damage they do to crops probably is more than offset by their helping to control smaller animals and insects that are more destructive. McLean Fox Removal and Pest Control Specialists – VA Animal Control