Lynchburg Wildlife Removal2023-03-07T21:03:51+00:00
Animals Converging into Lynchburg Virginia

Lynchburg Wildlife Removal

Humane Lynchburg Wildlife Removal

Are you looking for humane and effective Lynchburg wildlife removal services? Look no further than Blue Ridge Wildlife and Pest Management, a full-service animal management company based in Blue Ridge, Virginia. We specialize in comprehensive solutions to all your wildlife issues and needs, from inspection to home repairs. Whether you’re dealing with bats, squirrels, birds, rodents, or any other wild animal, we offer quality services to get rid of them quickly and permanently using humane techniques such as live trapping and exclusion. Our team also provides free inspections to identify all wildlife on your property and works on home repairs to ensure that the animals never come back.

Our services cover a wide range of wildlife issues and we are committed to providing safe and effective removal of unwanted animals from your property. Our licensed and trained professionals have the latest equipment and techniques to safely remove and relocate these unwanted guests, ensuring your property remains safe and secure.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

7 AM – 7 PM

Saturday & Sunday

8 am – 2 pm

About Lynchburg Wildlife Removal

Choose Blue Ridge Wildlife and Pest Management for your Lynchburg wildlife removal needs. With over 25 years of experience serving Lynchburg and surrounding areas, our locally-owned company specializes in professional, effective, and humane wildlife control and elimination services. Our licensed and trained professionals are committed to exceptional customer service, working with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are met and you’re satisfied with the results.

We offer competitive pricing and free estimates, providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions. Our comprehensive solutions to all your wildlife issues and needs include free inspections, humane techniques such as live trapping and exclusion, home repairs, and exclusion to ensure the animals never come back. We know the Lynchburg area like the back of our hands and have worked in apartments, farms, ranches, suburbs, and more, keeping wildlife out and staying out.

Trust us to handle bats, squirrels, birds, rodents, or any other wild animals invading your Lynchburg home. Contact us today for all your Lynchburg wildlife removal needs!

Where Are They in Your Lynchburg Home?

Chimneys are the largest opening for animals to get into your home. Raccoons, Birds, and Squirrels love to nest in chimneys, and sometimes they fall in and land in your living room! We offer chimney caps to make sure that they cannot get in, and to let the smoke out without any issues.

Wildlife on your Lynchburg roof may not seem like an issue. But eventually, they will want to get inside and cause damage when they do. Animals such as raccoons or squirrels love places that are hard for predators to get into and a safe place to build a nest to raise young. And areas such as the inside of your roof are ideal. If you are unsure if you have animals in your attic call us for the premiere Lynchburg Wildlife Removal today for a free inspection

Vents such as dryer vents, bathroom and kitchen vents, and attic vents are one of the easiest ways wildlife can get into your home. If they are uncovered, it is a hole that leads directly into your home! they are great places for birds to build their nest and is a major health and fire hazards if not taken care of.

Places such as kitchens and bathrooms are other places where you can find wildlife in your home. Snakes and Rodents are the calls we get the most in the common areas of the home. And if you have snakes, odds are you have prey in your homes such as insects or rodents.

Soffits (The overhanging part of the roof) and gutters are extremely common areas where we find wildlife. Water damage can make small holes allowing animals such as squirrels and rodents to crawl through to get access to your home, and are a pain to get rid of on your own.

Raccoons, skunks, moles, and more are infamous for lawn damage. But not only that, but you also have to worry about snakes such as the Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake. We offer snake repellent and other wildlife repelling services to make sure that they do not come back

Many species of wildlife love to be in your basement or crawlspace. Snakes, Raccoons, and rodents are but a few we find down there. Basements are easy to get to and make it an easy home to hide from predators. Or in some cases such as snakes, a place to find prey.

Skunks, raccoons, and even snakes like to be underneath your deck and patio. One is venomous while the others can cause damage to the deck and your home. Getting these animals will be cramped and extremely dangerous as your face will be on their level. Calling a professional is highly recommended.

Once wildlife can get in, they will rarely show themselves to humans. The vast majority of the time, if they are inside, they are in your walls. At Blue Ridge, we find that exclusion and removal work best. To keep them out of your walls, we need to find where they are coming from. Unsure if you have wildlife in your walls? Call us for premiere Lynchburg Wildlife Removal Today!

Frequently Encountered Lynchburg Wildlife

Birds

A bird Flying out of a Lynchburg Home's Vent

You wouldn’t expect birds to be a problem for homeowners, but these wildlife love to get into vents to nest. These nests trap heat and particles that can ignite which will clog air vents, build up heat and ignite if not addressed quickly. Their droppings carry many diseases and their nests attract parasites which will spread throughout the house through the ventilation. It’s not uncommon for insects to come out of bathroom and stove vents as birds build their nests. Woodpeckers are damaging homes here in Lynchburg. They drill hundreds of holes in the sides of your home, which will look unsightly. These holes can also get bigger and allow other animals to enter your home. It can be a hassle to remove these birds from your home. Especially if the bird is upstairs with him. Consider hiring a professional before your woodpecker and bird issues becomes serious.

If you want to learn more about Bird Removal click here.

Inspection – Our free inspection includes checking the vents for damage to the cover, or if your vents even have covers. These vents usually have covers to keep wildlife out, but they can become damaged over time and become accessible. With our equipment we will check inside the vents and in your soffits to find these wildlife easily. We will also check for any other signs of frequent roosting of birds on your property. Methods such as searching for guano, and finding nearby nests of problematic birds.

Removal and Exclusion – First, we remove birds from the vents, remove the nests, and remove guano to clean the vents. Then we install a vent cover that matches the look of your home so it doesn’t look out of place. We also offer bird spikes and bird netting to prevent nesting and roosting in the areas that you wish. Such as inside stores, awnings of homes, chimneys, etc. We also use mechanical, visual, acoustic and sprays to deter birds. Not all homes are created equal, so we offer a variety of solutions to keep all species at bay.

Repairs – Most of our bird repairs consist of cleaning and bird sanitation. We sweep and remove nests from ventilation openings to rid your home and property of guano.

Raccoons

Caught Raccoon here in Lynchburg Virginia
These animals are nocturnal, so they cannot be found during the day. If you want to find raccoons out and trap them, you have to go out late at night to find it. Contrary to their appearance, their jaws and claws are strong and dangerous, and they easily destroy your property and home if they try to enter.
 
Raccoons carry many diseases such as rabies, roundworms and leptospirosis. And when threatened, they immediately attack. For this reason, raccoons that roam during the day are prone to rabies, so never get close to them, otherwise you will definitely need a rabies shot. Instead, call a wildlife removal company to remove these wildlife from your property.

Inspection – Blue Ridge offers a free inspection that includes finding evidence of raccoon tracks, droppings, damage and more. This includes large openings near roofs, walls and soffits. We will search all throughout your home for evidence. Our inspection also includes searching for any other animals that may be trying to get into your Lynchburg home.

Removal and Exclusion –  Bait and traps will be placed near the entrance to humanely remove the raccoons which we will check frequently. Then we’ll install a one-way door that allows the raccoons in the house to go out, but not able to get back in.

Repairs – After kicking the raccoon out of the house, we will start repairing the damaged parts. First, we remove the one-way doors, seal entry areas, and replace damaged or contaminated insulation. Our disinfection process includes removal of fecal and animal matter, and spraying to inhibit the growth of bacteria and parasites.

Rats

A Rat here in Lynchburg - Lynchburg Wildlife Removal
Rats are a threat because they give birth so frequently and so quickly. Once infested by rats, they are nearly impossible to get rid of. Rats Can invade everywhere from low-income apartments to multi-million dollar mansions, because every home has what rats want. Food and Shelter.
 
Rats cause property damage, spread disease, and eat food. They also carry parasites such as fleas and ticks, which themselves continue to cause some of mankind’s worst diseases. They also wreak havoc on homes by chewing on wires that can start fires and by ruining other building materials such as insulation and wood. The sooner you do this, the less damage they can cause.

Inspection – Rats are so messy that they are not difficult to find. If you have a problem with rats, you’ll often find their droppings and nests quickly because their footprints are so distinct. Look for signs of infestation such as droppings or movement in the walls, ceilings, and on the floor.

Removal and Exclusion – All homes are different. There is a difference between the Forest House near Big Island and the house near Madison Heights. We usually use one-way doors and spray to keep rats out, but we will go over with you our plan for your home, so that you will stay informed every step of the way.

Repairs – Our team can apply caulk to cracks, and seal holes, install mesh in vents, and even clean up after rodent removal, including removing nests and removing excrement and other animal matter.

Bats

Up close image of a Bat here in Lynchburg
Bats are very important to Virginia’s ecosystem and are the perfect animals to keep insect populations in check. But it’s not great for them to sleep in your house. Bats transmit many diseases through the bats themselves and the guano that accumulates in attics which is their main sleeping area. This guano causes respiratory problems that can be deadly for children and the elderly. It also attracts parasites such as fleas, ticks and bat bugs. Bats are nocturnal and can be easily spotted waking up and leaving their roosts at dusk.

 

They are found in attics, basements, roofs and soffits. The holes they make look like mouse holes and can be very small. Which is why actually finding the bat themselves is easier than searching for holes. If you see bats during the day, stay away. Bats that appear during the day are a sign of rabies, especially if they are on the ground. Don’t get too close to bats. Instead, you should contact wildlife management professionals who are trained in bat management. Click here for more information on bats.

Inspection – Our free inspection includes looking for openings in the roof where bats are most commonly found. We also look for bat droppings and guano that are always present in or near these holes. Next, we check the chimney, fascia, soffit, and attic vents for signs of bats.

Removal and Exclusion – At Blue Ridge, we strive to get rid of bats as humanely as possible. For this reason, our removal and exclusion programs are the same. Instead of physically exterminating the bats, we are installing a one-way door that allows the bats to come out and not come back. In our 25 years of service, we have found that the best way to get rid of bats is to physically exclude them, as ultrasonic and repellents are spotty at best, and does not work at all at worst.

Repairs – After confirming that the bats are gone, the entrance will be blocked and sealed, and that’s when cleaning will begin. Bat guano infested with bacteria and dangerous. Our professionals have respirators and other protective equipment on hand to protect themselves from harm. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek professional help to get rid of bat guano. Then there is no danger of getting sick.

Snakes

Snake coming out of a birdhouse here in Lynchburg Virginia
Many people here in Lynchburg fear snakes, but snakes play an important role in the ecosystem here in Virginia. Snakes do not harm homes and prefer to be left alone. If you find a snake in your garden, it’s best to leave it alone until it disappears. If the snake is in a frequently used area and is not leaving then, you will need to consider if it is venomous or not.
Lynchburg has two species of venomous snakes, the Eastern Copperhead and the Timbers Rattlesnake. Don’t get too close to these snakes. A bite can lead to a costly and life-threatening emergency room trip. We know that your family and pets are our top priority. So, if you have one of these snakes, or are unsure, consult a professional to get rid of these snakes. Learn more about snakes here.

Inspection – We look for evidence of snakes, including snake skin, droppings, the snake itself, and most importantly prey. Snakes only come where food is abundant. So if we find evidence of prey and then you’ll know why the snake is in your home. If you have snakes in your home or garden, prey may scurry in and around your home. Call us for a free inspection that will try to find evidence of other animals, not just snakes.

Removal and Exclusion – Our priority is getting rid of snakes safely and humanely. We also remove and release snakes in accordance with Virginia law. We use repellents and traps to keep them from coming back. We will check regularly to make sure they remain effective.

Repairs – Snakes do not damage homes, but we are happy to remove snake skin and droppings from your property. Next, we at Lynchburg Wildlife Removal will show you how to keep snakes away from your home and property.

Squirrels

Lynchburg Gray Squirrel Caught by one of Our Technicians - Lynchburg Wildlife Removal
Here in Southwest Virginia, we have two species of squirrel. Tree squirrels and flying squirrels. Both are squirrels, but their habits are very different. Flying squirrels can glide and are nocturnal, while tree squirrels do not glide and can be spotted during the day.
But squirrels can be a threat to your home. They can tear shingles, burrow holes in soffits, start nesting, and give birth in walls and attics. More importantly, squirrels are major carriers of diseases. Especially since flying squirrels carry typhus, a disease common to flying squirrels and their nests.  Click here to learn more about our squirrel trapping.

Inspection – Our technicians will inspect your home for squirrel activity such as: home openings, nesting debris, and squirrel feces. We also look for more detailed information that may indicate an intrusion attempt, such as scratches on the rain gutters, and the soffits.

Removal and Exclusion – Because of their skittishness, squirrels are difficult to catch and can quickly escape. That’s why we outsmart squirrels with one-way doors, live traps, and deterrents. We ensure these squirrels are captured according to Virginia Laws; as humanely as possible.

Repairs –  If there is squirrel damage to the eaves or gutters, we will repair it on the spot. We pride ourselves on making sure your home looks the same as it did before the squirrels damaged it. This includes decontamination, nest cleaning and removal.

 

Testimonials

Great service & professional. Called and make an appointment and they send someone out to survey. After that, you receive an email with quote (they are stern on price). However, price includes safe rodent removal and contractual work on the house sealing any other openings, preventing future infestations. Tyler was our tech and was solid. Gave us his cell and texted up updates. Even installed traps in the snowy weather. Worth the price and service!

Doug Arendell

Nate did a great job taking care of an area under our awning where birds were nesting, and recommended a couple of other bird proofing tricks for the house. A year later, we noticed some birds still perching on an awning ledge and making a mess on the front of the house. Nate was happy to come back out and move the flashing up to help stop them. Great customer service!

James Allison
I had a problem with birds nesting under my soffit. Tim removed the nest and sealed the corners of the soffit so the birds won’t return
Douglas Reis

Frequently Asked Wildlife Questions in Lynchburg

When Should I Call Wildlife Removal?2022-12-09T18:16:27+00:00

If you believe you might have an animal getting into your home you have to call as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more damage the wildlife can do to your home. They may start nesting and starting to have babies and suddenly instead of one or two animals to deal with you have a whole family!

At Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management we offer free inspections, if you are unsure do not worry as we will still do a thorough inspection of your home for your main issue and any others that we can find. You are in safe hands with us!

Is There Any Seasonal Activity for Wildlife in Southwest Virginia?2022-12-09T18:02:36+00:00

Mice and Rats tend to be active all year, while they may not go out as much during the winter, they can still be found inside where it is warm. But most pests are active during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Bats however tend to be more active in the early fall as they will be on their way to their nesting spot for hibernation.

We serve all throughout Lynchburg, all the way to Charlottesville down through Roanoke, and more!

If you are unsure if we are in your area give us a call!

Blue Ridge Wildlife is your best bet for premium Lynchburg Wildlife Removal. Give us a call if you are in these Zip Codes 24501, 24502, 24503, 24504, 04505, 24506, 24513, 24514, and 24515.

Lynchburg has been around since 1757, due to this, much of the wildlife has gotten used to humans and many species tend to nest in the homes here.

In the urban areas, rodents, birds, and squirrels make up most of our calls. But the closer you get to the forest edge in places such as Peaks View Park or South of Route 501 the more likely you can find snakes, raccoons, and skunks.

In the countryside such as in Rustburg or the areas around Concord is where you can find more flying animals such as Bats or Flying Squirrels, as the wide space gives them a better view of prey.

The length of time it takes to remove wildlife from your property can vary depending on the type of animal and the severity of the infestation. Typically, the entire process of inspection, removal, and repairs can be completed within a week. However, animals such as rodents may require ongoing control programs as they can be difficult to fully remove from a property. Our team of professionals will work with you to develop a plan that is customized to your specific needs and ensures that the wildlife is removed safely and humanely.

At Blue Ridge Wildlife and Pest Management, we understand the frustration that comes with wildlife damage, which is why we strive to repair as much damage as possible. Our team of technicians will be upfront with you about what they can and cannot do, so you know exactly what to expect. While we do our best to repair any damage caused by wildlife, some exceptions apply, such as drywall and other materials. We always prioritize the safety of your property and your satisfaction, so you can trust us to provide the best solution for your specific needs.

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