Raccoon Removal & Trapping / Raccoons in Attic - Richmond & Charlottesville Virginia

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The Raccoon is quite common in the Richmond VA, Charlottesville VA, Central Virginia and other areas of the United States. The Raccoon is a very distinctive mammal with their trademarked black mask and furry ringed tail. In Richmond and Charlottesvile Virginia, adult raccoons generally weigh between 10 to 35 lbs. and are 2' to 3' feet in length. They are omnivorous and excellent climbers with their dexterous fingers. Raccoons are nocturnal so they sleep during the day. If you see a raccoon active during the day, DO NOT approach it, but instead call a Wildlife Removal professional immediately. We are experts in Raccoon Removal and Raccoon Trapping in Virginia. Raccoons can become a nuisance in many ways. Some of the raccoon removal calls we receive include:
  • Raccoons in trash cans
  • Raccoons eating pet food left outside (or inside if left next to a cat or dog door)
  • Raccoons damaging new lawn sod and turf
  • Raccoons damaging fruit and vegetable gardens
  • Raccoons in the attic
  • Raccoons in the chimney
Raccoons in your Attic - Richmond VA & Charlottesville VA

In Richmond VA and Charlottesville VA we typically receive a lot of Raccoon calls in the spring time, we get calls from people complaining of Raccoons in the Attic. This is primarily when Raccoon Babies are born. The female raccoon can be very aggressive while "nesting" newborns. We also deal with common problems of Raccoons in the chimney. Raccoons are one of the most common animal control and removal calls we deal with due to the fact that they have adapted well to urban and suburban environments of cities and towns in Virginia. Most damage caused by raccoons in Richmond VA and Charlottesville Virginia occurs during the early Spring when females are pregnant. Females have learned that human dwellings are a great place to raise their young. Raccoons can cause significant damage to homes by destroying fascia Boards, tearing off shingles, removing siding and chimney caps and taking off mushroom vent caps just to gain access to your home. Once inside your attic, raccoons will destroy insulation and wires and modify your house to their liking. Raccoons also damage and contaminate attic insulation with their feces and urine.

Raccoon Disease - Virginia

Raccoon droppings pose another threat. Their droppings may contain Baylisascaris which is Raccoon Roundworm.

Raccoon Damaged Insulation Removal

After raccoons have resided in the attic for any period of time, insulation damage is common. Loose-fill insulation will become matted with feces (poop) and urine and become compressed, this significantly reduces the effectiveness of your attic insulation. If you hear sounds early in the morning or late at night, chances are you have raccoons in your attic. This problem should be addressed immediately by a trained, licensed Richmond Virginia or Charlottesville Virginia Wildlife Removal professional. Putting it off could lead to costly insulation and wiring damage. Our Wildlife Control Technicians are experienced animal waste removal professionals and can install new insulation to replace damaged insulation. Please ask your Animal Removal Technician to check the insulation value "R Rating" of the insulation in your attic. Damage raccoons cause to your home can be significant. Raccoons are the most aggressive and destructive animal to deal with. A raccoon causes insulation damage, sheetrock damage, roof, shingle and other structural damage. A raccoon is the least desirable animal to have in your attic. If you suspect that you might have a raccoon in your attic please be very careful because of their aggression - They will bite! One of the main reasons a raccoon wants into your attic is to give birth and raise their young in a protected environment. This is also the time when a female raccoon is most aggressive and should only be handled by a professional with the proper wildlife removal and animal control equipment. If you suspect you have a raccoon problem, don't let your Raccoon problem go unaddressed, give our professionals a call at (804) 457-2883 or (877) 828-3878.

Trapping Raccoons - Richmond VA & Charlottesville VA

You can always have the raccoons trapped that have become a nuisance to you. Raccoons can be one of the most difficult nuisance animals to catch in Central Virginia. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a professional Wildlife Removal and Animal Pest Control Expert to address your raccoon problems. We can quickly and humanely trap raccoons, remove raccoons, capture raccoons, manage raccoons, and help control raccoons that have gotten into your Richmond Virginia, Charlottesville Virginia or Central Virginia home. Call us at (804) 457-2883 or toll-free at (877) 828-3878. You can also visit us on the web at:

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