Raccoon in the Attic - Virginia Beach

RaccoonAtticGuide recommends TruWildlife for raccoon removal and wildlife removal in the Virginia Beach area. They have agreed to abide by rules of humane wildlife removal, all state and local laws, and have a thorough understanding of wildlife biology and the concerns associated with critter removal, such as the welfare of the animals, the presence of baby wildlife in attics, and the need to perform complete wildlife removal services with permanent results, utilizing techniques such as home inspections, preventative repairs, and animal waste cleanup. The Norfolk and Virginia Beach area has a variety of wildlife issues, not just from raccoons, but also animals such as opossums, squirrels, snakes, rodents, bats, birds, and more. All of these animals can be removed humanely and permanently. TruWildlife understands that it's not enough to just come to a home and set a trap on the ground and remove the wildlife. In the case of animals in attics, the attic must be inspected, and young wildlife must be removed. All open points of entry must be sealed to prevent future wildlife problems. Additionally, not only the wildlife should be treated with respect, but the human customers as well. Give TruWildlife a call at 757-777-9824 to discuss your wildlife problem and to discuss pricing and to schedule an appointment.

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TruWildlife services the greater Virginia Beach area, including the towns of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk. For more information, call TruWildlife or browse this site to learn more about raccoons in attics. If you have raccoons in attic Newport News, or want raccoon control in Suffolk, it is best to hire a professional due to Virginia animal trapping laws.

Recent Virginia Beach Area Raccoon Emails:

I am 75% sure I have a raccoon living under my deck in Hampton, Virginia. My deck is a low profile deck - on the ground so it gives a nice dark and cool place to hide but we've seen him three times and my neighbor has seen it twice in the last week. It also appears like I have two entry points through the plants on the edge of the deck. I am removing the deck in a month or so to install a patio. Would you suggest waiting until I start taking the deck out? He isn't a bother - yet but want a pro to give me guidance! What would it cost to have you come out?
I live in an apartment in Portsmouth VA, and the raccoons have been harassing me for the past month. The apartment management tells me they’re catching them but still it seems to be so many more. After 4 weeks of setting up home in the attic of my apartment, this morning they ate a hole through my bedroom ceiling and then a second hole next to it. I saw what I believed to be the tail of one of them. How can these little creatures be permanently removed from my attic before they destroy my apartment or attack me? Thanks for your help. Hi, today the guy came and euthanized 4 babies. I asked him about a local rehabber first and he said the baby raccoons can`t really be rehabilitated since they were touched by humans, also he pointed out the dangers of ringworm and said there were already too many raccoons out there. When I told him I wish he had used a live trap he responded saying: "the least thing a mother raccoon wants to do is to be baited by food in a trap, it does not work" I doubt it..and I just don`t want any poor animal to be suffering in a body trap. I wonder how many companies are doing it the way he does. What can be done about it? M.Pitti

Well, that's rough, but it is true that the raccoon population is high, and the babies might not have stood a good chance without a real raccoon mom. However, I do disagree with the use of a body grip trap, and the thought of the poor animal suffering in the trap is hard. Hopefully those traps result in a quick kill most of the time. I personally think that cage traps should be used - of course they work, I used to use them for years, and I never had a single failure with them.
To Norfolk raccoon control and removal: first off, great article you have wrote on raccoon removal. I live near Newport News and have found the mother in my shed nursing her young. When i saw the babies I immediately closed the trap not wanting to trap than orphan the litter . The trap I have is the human like you had mentioned . I can't afford a professional and must try this myself . Would I set the trap inside the shed and check it few times a day until the mother is trapped than try to remove the young with heavey gloves on ? 'IF' I do catch the mother , I than would put the young in a pillow case and transport back into the wild . You mention the mother will run off FIRST than I would bring the young out and let them go , maybe place them in a box as you said . i really don't want to hurt these animals and maybe just need a little reassurance I am doing this right . I realize you are probably a very busy individual and respect this if you don't have the time to reply . If not , I will read the article you wrote over and over until I trap the mother , than remove the young immediately after. I suppose I would set the trap right inside the shed and close the door ? She gained access through the roof . Would the young even be able to get out through the roof at this young age ? Maybe I should just try leaving the shed door open and playing loud music first ? Good on you again for the article you have posted , maybe I just need to read it over and over and try to trap very soon .... sincerely Phil Burns , Norfolk Virginia.

Yes, you can trap the mother, then grab the babies, and relocate them all about 10 miles away, and leave the young in a shallow box next to the trap at the release site for at least 10 minutes so she knows they are there, maybe show them to her, then let her go, take the trap, and leave. She'll most likely return for the young later - that's the best chance they have.

Thank you so much . I also have a friend I called today who is familiar with 'friendly' trapping and has echoed what you have said on your online page . Think I now have the confidence to accomplish this task and actually am a little exited about it , though just a little mind you . I am a member of the NS Achieve and Management page on facebook where I found a great link to the 'money pit' so to say . What an experience to sail on the pride of Virginia Beach and the all of Virginia for that matter. Chesapeake raccoon control is a complex matter! Myself, have only had the opportunity to take my kids on her while in port. Thanks again Newport News raccoon removal, lots of great people can be found on the internet, hats off to you .