Virginia Wildlife Control Services & Animal Trapping Services
Virginia Wildlife Control a division of Summit Environmental Solutions specializes in restoration of attics and crawl spaces that have been damaged by animal entry as well as weather conditions. We are prepared to address any type of work, repair, restoration of your home. All our work is warranted.
Raccoons along with bat removal or birds, snakes, raccoons removal, squirrel removal, skunks removal, ground hog removal, opossum removal control are one of the most commonly dealt with nuisance animals. They have adapted to living with humans. They have learned that garbage cans and dumpsters are excellent sources of food, and that houses are excellent habitat. A critter will often tear a hole in a roof to access an attic, where they will make quite a mess and a lot of noise. If you have a raccoon in the attic, it’s going to make a big mess and leave a lot of droppings. They are strong animals, and once inside an attic, they often damage insulation, rip open ducts, tear insulation off pipes, chew electrical wires etc. They will search hard for food, and are fond of tipping over trash cans, raiding dumpsters and stealing pet food. They will often break into a screened-in porch to get pet food. They carry a number of parasites and diseases that can affect people or pets.
Aside from removing critters from homes, we also do extensive restoration like Insulation Clean up and blown In new insulation instead. We also do Fascia Board, soffits, Roofs, Windows, Siding, and much more. Our trucks are in McLean, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, Reston, Herndon, Clifton, Dumfries, Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas, Fairfax, Woodbridge, Dumfries, Stafford, Fredericksburg area on a daily basis. Give us a call, you’ll be glad you did.
Services We Offer in Virginia
No matter what the critter is, Animal Control VA is prepared to evaluate and discuss with each home owner every step that needs to be taken in the removal, may it be birds, snakes, raccoons, squirrels, bats, skunks, and other wild animals. Once you see yourself in this predicament just remember that Animal Control VA is only a phone call away to come quickly to solve your wildlife and restoration needs. We also give discounts for removal and damage repair to our military, and senior citizens. Please do not hesitate to call.
Residential And Commercial Services
Summit environmental solutions services both residential and commercial clients in your area. We specialize in critter control for your single family home, townhouse, apartment or condo. We routinely respond quickly to commercial clients for large bird control projects, snake management and trapping programs, bats in buildings, squirrels and raccoons. We have successfully solved challenging problems for large companies like Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, Cox communications, and Verizon. Government facilities like Fort Belvoir and quantico marine corps base are also clients that have used us. They like us because of our professionalism, quick response and effective techniques.
Large property managers also trust us and like us. In addition we carry levels of insurance that they require. Many wildlife service providers carry inadequate insurance or licensing. Be sure to ask to see up to date insurance and licensing.
Animal And Critter Removal Control
The first step in an effective control program is to physically remove the animal that is causing problems. If the wildlife has taken up residence in the attic, chimney, crawlspace, wall, under the deck, under the front stoop, in burrows on your property or anywhere else, the animal needs to be removed first before any procedure such as sealing up the house is performed. This is best practice and safer for the consumer and the wildlife. We dont want to trap an animal in the attic by sealing up holes before we are sure that the animals have been succesfully removed because, if the animal has been sealed up in the attic, they will and can do tremendous damage in a frantic effort to get out. They may even end up in the living space of the house and come in contact with a family member. The animal may also die if they are not able to get out or be released. This can result in a multitude of unhealthy problems: Oder, flies and disease from bacteria from the decaying carcass
We utilize live trapping as our primary animal removal strategy. When we set live traps you can typically expect the removal to be completed within 2 weeks. This depends on the number of animals and species we are dealing with. Some programs require less time and some require more time. Typical live trapping requires daily trips to check traps, remove captured animals and reset traps. *state laws dictate animal disposition
1 way exits
An excellent method for removal of some species is the 1 way exit or 1 way door. This allows the wildlife to exit the structure without physical trapping. This method works best for a number of species such as: snakes,skunks, bats, birds, and flying squirrels. This method is only effective in combination with seal out/exclusion services. Ask us about how this works.
We don’t always advocate the use of 1 way exits if the species we are dealing with is aggressive, appears ill, or is destructive. We would recommend the physical removal of animals behaving aggressively or that can do damage to the property in an effort to regain access.
Trapping Services Of Animals
All of our trapping is performed by our highly trained staff. We use humane traps that are checked regularly(in most cases daily). Animals are removed from the premise and traps are reset and checked until the target animals are removed.
Non-target animals may be removed at a cost or released on site depending on the clients wishes. Dont forget to ask about our proprietary snake control fence if snakes are too close for comfort.
Carcass Removal, Dead Animal Removal *
* From private property only
Unfortunately, sometimes an animal will die in an inconvenient space such as your attic, crawlspace, wall, under a deck or your yard and create quite the stink. No worries because No matter where or what, Summit environmental solutions can remove and dispose of any dead animal or carcass. We also will deodorize and disinfect the area to remove odor. Since flies typically follow a dead critter, we will also perform a pest control service to rid you of the fly infestation. The carcass will than be properly disposed of. Carcasses we remove and dispose of are: Deer, raccoons, squirrels and birds in chimneys, rats and mice in walls, raccoons, squirrels, mice and bats in attics, dead animals under decks and concrete stoops, and dead varmints in crawlspaces.
Animal Critter Prevention And Control
Prevention, Thats what were all about. You dont want to have to repeat the bad experience of a raccoon or squirrel trashing your attic or a groundhog burrowing and undermining the foundation of your home. We believe the same way. Performing exclusion work or sealing out the animals from where they were gaining entry into your home if of chief importance to us. It is also always the most important part of out recommendations when solving a wildlife conflict for the long term. If the entry aresa the animal used to enter your home are not corrected, you will soon be having visitors again. We correct this by performing “exclusion work” or “seal out” work to prevent re-entry of the animals. We use and install materials that animals will not be able to chew through or rip out. We have designed these procedures to be effective against wildlife but also complementary to the aesthetics of your home.
Some companies repair work just doesnt look good and detracts from the appearance of your home.
We endeavor to make it animal proof and give value to your home.
Ask about our special vent guards, chimney caps and our proprietary critrgaurd system. All our repair and home improvement services are guaranteed for your peace of mind.
Attic Clean Up And Restoration Insulation
Once the animals have been removed and all the entry points and potential entry points have been animal proofed, than is the time for any damage restoration. We also highly reccomend this as the damage these animals can do is substantial. Damage ranges from animal feces and urine deposits which can be unhealthy to your family to insulation damage, electical wiring damage and duct damage. Wildlife damage to your insulation reduces the Rvalue which is important for you home efficiency and comfort. Wiring damage occurs when gray squirrels, rats and mice, or raccoons chew on and expose the wiring in your attic or crawlspace.
This is obviously a fire hazard and many unexplained home and business fires are attributed to wiring being exposed from wildlife gnawing and chewing. Animal dropping(feces) and urine is unhealthy and a number of wildlife diseases can be transmitted through their waste. Raccoon round worm and histoplasmosis are 2 of the most common. Wildlife borne diseases such as rabies are not tranmitted through their waste. Only from a scratch or bite is what is commonly understood to be the mode of transmission for rabies. Having wildlife in close proximity to yourself and family increases the risk.
Insulation Removal, Soiled Insulation, Applying Disinfectant
One of the most common home components to be destroyed by wildlife is the insulation in the attic. As they run on top of it, they compress it and damage it eliminating the insulation’s ability to insulate. The animals also deficate and urinate creating odors and contaminants that may be drawn into the duct system of the home creating unhealthy air the occupants are now breathing. Summit environmental solutions are expert insulators well versed with insulation types, installation best practices, ventilation, and building code requirements. We are licensed by the DPOR as a home improvement contractor with specialization in insulation. We are the most experienced contractor for this type of highly specialized work and the only company you should use for this type of restoration. No one else has the experience, credibility and requirements that Summit environmental solution has for wildlife damage restoration.
Summit environmental solutions have been doing insulation removal and replacement since 1991 and we know the best methods to keep you and your family safe during this procedure. We safely extract the insulation using commercial high volume vacuums, disinfect the areas where wildlife has been, properly prep the space to ensure code compliance and ventilation and than install safe ,efficient blown in or batted insulation to the current Rvalue code for maximum comfort and efficiency.
Crawlspace Encapsulation, Clean Up, Restoration
Building science has proven that dirt floor, unconditioned crawlspace under a home are a terrible idea, yet building code still allows this practice. Humidity, mold, dust and dirt easily enter your living space from the crawlspace through what is known as “stack effect”. This is the way homes “breathe”. Because of the difference in pressure from the attic to the crawlspace, air from the outside is drawn into the lowest part of the home, and than makes its way into the conditioned space of the home bringing all the humidity, mold spores, allergens, odors with it. You end up breathing this before it eventually moves out of the home through the attic. This also effects the efficiency of your homes heating and cooling system and makes it work harder because of all the unconditioned air from the outside making its way in. A crawlspace encapsulation from Summit environmental solutions will make you more comfortable, efficient and healthier because the encapsulation will turn the crawlspace into a semiconditioned, air sealed and insulated space that is now mechanically separate from the dirt floor.
This is done through the installation of a 20 mil liner on the floor of the crawlspace, foam insulation at the rim joist and walls of the crawlspace and the installation of a dehumidfier to control relative humidity and ensure no mold can grow. If moisture problems are present than a sump pump can be installed.
Summit environmental solutions is your best choice for professional pest control. Also known as S.E.S., We have been serving Virginia clients since 1991. As a local and family owned and run business, we know what the particular issues with insect pests in this area are all about. SES successfully eliminates a wide variety of pests all over the metropolitan area everyday and in some very challenging environments such as businesses, restaurants, homes, and daycare facilities. When you choose Summit environmental solutions, you are getting an established, experienced and credible company headed by Entomologist(Degree in the study of insects) Scott McCombe. McCombe has spent his adult life in the pest control industry and has a passion to solve peoples problems. As the owner/entomologist/wildlife biologist/technical director, all pest management programs, wildlife control programs and training programs have been developed, tested and refined to deliver the best possible results ensuring you have a pest free domicile.
Bat removal Services
We have been humanly removing/relocating bats successfully since the company inception 22 years ago. control and bat removal, squirrel removal, raccoon removal, snakes, birds, skunks, ground hogs, opossums, etc. Animal Control VA has a team of great trappers that will remove the critters from your property and gladly do the necessary repairs to secure the area, so you would not have any future “visits” from unwanted guest. as well as cleaning and repairs from animal damage, both residential and commercial properties. We are locally owned and operated and we service the entire McLean, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, Reston, Herndon, Clifton, Dumfries, Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas, Fairfax, Woodbridge, Dumfries, Stafford, Fredericksburg area.
Sometimes the critters can pose many threats to people and property. Never attempt to approach an unidentified species. If you aren’t sure, call a professional immediately. Our experience with Snake Removal, Snake Control, Snake Exclusion, Bird Removal, Squirrel Removal, Raccoon Removal, Skunk Removal, Bat Removal in the Alexandria Virginia area has enabled us to become familiar with all the types of bats that are indigenous to this area. This experience assures you of a safe and professional bat removal company. Our Animal Control VA staff is trained and equipped to handle even the most difficult bat removal jobs!