Wild Animals We Work With

Summit Environmental Solutions- a team of wild animal specialists that make any trouble your having with animals a breeze. The highly trained employees recognize precisely what your undergoing and also understand the best ways to solve it. We are the pros and we understand how to get it done right. We focus on an incorporated approach to humane animal and wildlife control. Everyday, we are the right company for home owners, residential property managers, federal government firms and also businesses.

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Bats

The only true flying mammals, these little insectivores tend to roost in attics to reproduce and make a huge mess with their guano and urine as well as being a carrier of rabies.

Raccoon

This masked bandit loves to get into garbage, trash your attic, carouse in your crawlspace, and make babies in the chimney.

Squirrels

The number 1 nuisance wildlife pest in the U.S., Squirrels nest in attics and other areas of the home, raising babies and gnawing wood, drywall and electrical wires.

Flying Squirrels

A largely nocturnal squirrel, These hamster sized rodents glide from nearby trees onto your roof and into your attic waking you up in the middle of the night, destroying insulation and leaving latrines of droppings and urine throughout the attic.

Ground Hogs

These digging machines from the Marmot family will quickly dig under a front stoop, porch or patio  and potentially undermine a foundation.

Skunks

Digging in the yard and a strong Garlic odor probably means this member of the weasel family have taken up residence under a front stoop, porch, patio, or shed.

Rats

Rats are particularly disliked and for good reason since they are carriers of disease, destroyers of property due to their habitually chewing and gnawing on sensitive wiring in  homes, defecating and urinating, very high reproductive rate, and damage to food and food supplies.

Mice

Cousins to Rats, mice are a smaller version that effects the same type of damage and carry disease such as murine typhus and encephalitis and their droppings and urine are responsible for untold damage to stored products.

Fox

These canines are a real nuisance due to their tendency to live under structures close to humans and attack small pets, leave droppings, drag dead carcasses to their burrows, have babies that can come in contact with pets and children.

Moles

Burrowing insectivores that ruin lawns from their constant tunneling as they search for their favorite food source: earthworms and beetle grubs.

Opossum

Similar in appearance to a giant rat, these north American marsupials love to live in crawlspaces and under low level decks where they can make quite a mess and odor.

Gopher

There are no gophers in this area but many transplants to Virginia mistakenly identify a groundhog as a gopher.

Chipmunks

Although cute, Chipmunks are a big nuisance and as rodents can create similar problems for homeowners as other burrowing critters by digging under concrete stoops and patios and attracting snakes.

Reptiles & Amphibians

You may be the unfortunate resident in your neighborhood to have a snake issue or snake in the house or snake sightings in the yard, we are available to help immediately. We utilize trapping, repellent, food source control, exclusion techniques and our specialty snake fence that works like a charm!! All species of snakes and even frogs and toads are able to be controlled through our integrated wildlife management programs.

Black Rat Snake

A long shiny black snake that can reach lengths of 7 foot or more and a voracious predator of mice, rats, birds, and other small rodents, will willingly make their home in your home.

Garter Snake

Checkered garter snakes are green brown and yellow and hunt small rodents, slugs and insects.

Water Snake

An aggressive non venomous snake that enjoys fish as its main food source is known to become aggressive with people and are frequently misidentified as cotton mouth or water moccasins due to its aggressive nature and patterned markings.

Water Moccasin

Typically found tappahanock and south, water moccasin or cotton mouth are extremely aggressive venomous water snakes easily identified by the cottony white color of their open mouth.

Copperhead

A fairly colorful snake that is widely dispersed in Virginia and eats a wide variety of prey such as frogs and toads and small rodents, we often find around clients who have inground pools and /or live by streams, rivers, ponds lakes and creeks.

Rattlesnake – Timber Rattle and Canebrake Rattlesnake

The obvious distinguishing characteristic for this venomous species is the rattle at the tip of the tail which this species will rattle in warning if disturbed or harassed.

Ring Neck Snake

Small dark gray to black with white or yellow ring at the neck, this species rarely exceeds 18” in length and eats insects.

King Snake

The King of snakes, this black snake with a light white markings across the body and light blue belly is immune to the venom of copperheads and rattlesnakes and eats them to boot!

Black Racer

The racer holds true to his name as one quick reptile that can reach speeds of 10-11 miles per hour and travels with its head in an upright position.

Birds & Winged Creatures

It takes a real pro to professionally and effectively handle a bird problem. There are legal ramifications with protected species and knowing the difference between  a protected and non-protected species is vital especially in the way the birds are dealt with. At summit environmental solutions, we humanely control all species with a strong emphasis on exclusion to keep them from getting to the area they are nesting or roosting.

Woodpecker

A federally protected species that may or may not migrate and creates a lot of physical damage to structures in search of food and nesting along with the rhythmic drumming they do to establish territories.

Chimney Swifts

Another federally protected species that makes its home in your chimney, creates noise and odor, and will raise a family in the chimney, need to be excluded with a quality stainless steel chimney cap and the mess in the chimney cleaned and disinfected.

European Starling

A non-protected species that loves to nest in exhaust vents and attics and make huge nests that can block ventilation and leave behind parasites like bird mites.

English Sparrow

A small non-protected species that is a common pest living in peoples attics and exhaust vents and leaves a very pungent odor from their droppings and nesting.

Pigeon

Also known as the rock dove, pigeons are notorious for the amount of droppings or guano they leave behind that contribute to awful odor and the potential for diseases such as Histoplasmosis.

Insects, Bugs, and Pests

When you have an insect infestation, you want a company with credibility and experience.  Summit environmental solutions has both with over 20+ years of experience, an A+ rating with the better business bureau, and a degreed Entomologist on staff, you get the best possible combination to handle your unique pest issues.  We are experts in the control and elimination of wasps, yellowjackets, roaches, bedbugs, carpenter ants, termites, silverfish and more.  We practice an IPM (integrated pest management) approach to pest control which seeks to use the least amount of pesticides possible and still achieve maximum results by combining limited pesticide use with other methods such as exclusion (sealing out pests), reducing conditions that attract pests: clogged gutters, overhanging tree limbs, storage against the house etc..

Termites

Wood eating and home destroying subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests in North America doing more damage than fires, floods and earthquakes combined.

Roaches

Multiple species will infest homes and potentially create unhealthy living conditions that need to be addressed by a professional.

Bed Bugs

As their name suggests, these bloodsuckers will live in the mattress, box spring, bed frame, night table, picture frames etc. and come out at night for a night time feeding on your blood, potentially spreading disease and leaving blood stains

Mosquitoes

These flying bloodsuckers are not strong fliers and tend to stay close to where they emerged in stagnant water, seeking to feed on you and your family making your yard unlivable.

Spiders

Not insects but arachnids and having 8 legs, spiders are one of peoples least favorite arthropods to have around.

Ants

Colonies of ants are especially frustrating to have around as they can be very difficult to eradicate and takes a trained and knowledgeable professional to eradicate these social insects that cns number in the tens of thousands.

Wasps

Aggressive and nasty, these colonial insects can swarm and sting when you least exoect it like running over a nest of yellow jackets with your lawnmower

Hornets

Bald faced hornets are the most easily recognized hornet as they are black and white, aggressive and make a large exposed paper nest with hundreds of colony members.

Bees

Honey bees are orange and hairy looking and somewhat docile colonial social insects that are vital to pollination and food supplies.

Carpenter Bees

Large black bees that resemble bumble bees, these solitary bees do damage to wood and attract woodpeckers that do even more damage.

Centipedes

Fast and predatory multilegged arthropods that are not insects but infest homes and can inflict a nasty bite.

Camel-back Crickets

Hump backed cave crickets live in basements and crawlspaces and bounce around like a superball when disturbed, they can do damage to stored items.

Crickets

Chirping incessantly and doing damage to certain items makes these black and brown insects a high priority for control in the home.

Silverfish

Silvery colored with 3 protruding hairs on the rear end, these fast insects occupy bathrooms and kitchens where humidity is high, and eat starchy products like the glue on wallpaper and book bindings as well as paper products.

Flies

Fast fliers with a number of infesting species, these filthy critters can make life very unpleasant and unhealthy if they are around.

Gnats

Also members of the fly family, gnats are found inside and out and can be impossible for the average homeowner to control as their habitat and lifecycles are complicated and diverse.

Fruit Flies

One of the better known fly species, fruit flies are attracted to fermenting products and ripening fruit that is left out and exposed and can quickly reach staggering populations.

Beetles

The largest order of insects that range from wood destroying species to fabric and stored product pests, need a professionals touch to eradicate.