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Hampton Wildlife Control, Animal Trapping & Removal

757-320-4220 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Hampton, Virginia. We service the whole Hampton Roads metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Hampton. We are a full-service Hampton animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Hampton pest control company or Hampton exterminator. We use humane methods to solve wild animal problems in Virginia. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and rat removal. Give us a call any time at 757-320-4220 to discuss your Hampton animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.

Hampton wildlife control tip of the month:

How to get Groundhog Out from Under a Shed or Porch

A cute furry animal, or a complete menace? Groundhogs can really cause Hampton animal control trouble for gardeners, not only by eating plants and vegetables in the garden, but also by digging their burrows under sheds or porches. A groundhog that has been under a shed or a porch for a long time can dig out as much as 700 pounds of dirt from underneath it. And that can of course, lead to a collapse of the structure.

So what to do with them? Trying to dig them out is not a preferable solution since they can become extremely aggressive when someone tries to do that. Also, plugging their entrances into a burrow is also not going to work because they are excellent diggers and they will create even more tunnels. You can use Hampton wildlife removal traps and place them in front of a burrow in hope they will come into it. Using good bait is essential and you also have to be careful not to leave your scent on the trap because they will instinctively avoid anything with human scent. Hampton pest control Poisoning or repellents are not advisable because that poison can end up poisoning you or other creatures. If you attempt to kill one, you should be aware there are strict regulations in some states that regulate what to do with the carcass. And catching one alive is also under regulations because you need to know where to set them free after catching them. Fumigation is an option to, but you should be aware that fumigation causes a lot of suffering to those creatures and is a very painful way of killing it. There is also a danger of harming other creatures as well. When they die in that way, they will be stuck in their burrow and it can be very hard to get them out of there. The carcass will start to smell and it will attract other animals, so you will end up with an even bigger Hampton animal trapping problem than when you started.

So basically, the best Hampton exterminator way to deal with them is to catch them alive and set them free elsewhere. There is one thing you have to be careful about. Groundhogs have large front teeth and big claws that can cause a lot of damage, so when dealing with them, you should always wear thick protective gloves and try to minimize any contact with them. Set them free at least 5 miles from home.

To learn more about our Hampton pest animal removal services, visit the Hampton Roads animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 757-320-4220.

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