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Portsmouth Wildlife Control, Animal Trapping & Removal

757-320-4220 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Portsmouth, Virginia. We service the whole Hampton Roads metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Portsmouth. We are a full-service Portsmouth animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Portsmouth pest control company or Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.

Portsmouth wildlife control tip of the month:

How to Get Rid of Groundhogs

So digging rodents can be a very big problem in your yard or in a garden. There are specific Portsmouth animal control ways you can catch them or get rid of them and most classic pest control methods won’t work on them. Baits do not interest them, pest repellents do not work, no matter what some might say. So what to do? One way to get rid of them is to place Portsmouth pest control fences around your property. That’s what you can do if they are not on your land already or if you caught them and relocated them. Groundhogs rely mostly on the sense of smell, so fences are a good choice if you want to lure them into a trap as well. Live traps you place for digging rodents will not work for other animals, while Portsmouth wildlife removal traps you put for others won’t work on them. Using bait is out of the question, but digging rodent is drawn to a trap with another digging rodent smell. Killing them is not so good, not humane and setting death traps for them can kill other animals also. It can be very dangerous to do that and even illegal in some places. Also, if you want to shoot them, you should have in mind that digging rodents are nocturnal creatures and spend most of their time sleeping in burrows, so taking a rifle and shooting in the night in your back yard can seem as not so good Portsmouth animal trapping idea. You may get a law suit and people will avoid you.

Set a live trap in the path they usually walk, or put fences to direct them into one. Once you catch a live digging rodent, you have to relocate it according to the laws. Or you might want to call a wildlife expert in your surroundings to get rid of it. The rule is to relocate a caught digging rodent at least 5 miles from the place you caught it because otherwise it will just come back. Now let's talk about repellents. They do not work. Period! People try moth balls, predator urine (fox, coyote, dog…), castor oil, all sorts of chemical or natural solutions, but none of them actually work. Castor oil can work in some cases, but the problem is you have to use extremely high quantities of it to work. It does not even have to be mentioned that using poisonous Portsmouth exterminator substances in your garden or yard can be harmful to you or other creatures.

To learn more about our Portsmouth 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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