Humane Squirrel Control and Management Services

With more than 25 years of experience in squirrel control and removal, our team at VA Wildlife Removal has what it takes to get the job done right. Our experts are dedicated to providing you with humane squirrel management and control solutions.


Squirrel Biology

Squirrels are usually gray, but they’re sometimes red, brown, or black. Adults weigh about a pound on average. They can supposedly live for up to 10 years. Even then, life expectancy in the wild is just around three to four years.

These animals give birth to two litters per year—one in late summer and another in winter. The female gives birth to three to four kits after a 44-day gestation. They grow quickly and are weaned in about 10 weeks.

Their Behavior

Squirrels are most active in the morning and evening. Most people know that they usually eat nuts and seeds. They live in a variety of habitats, both forest and suburban or city areas. Squirrels even establish home territories and often communicate by scent. They can also chatter and flicker their fluffy tail.

Why They’re Unwanted

People don’t like the noises of squirrels running above the ceiling or in the eaves. Squirrels create a real potential fire hazard by chewing on electrical wires. They also bring in nesting material and leave urine and feces wherever they go. Other issues include:

  • Living in the attic and the chimney
  • Chewing on woodwork
  • Stealing birdseed
  • Getting stuck inside houses

Because of these, many people wish to have squirrels trapped and removed.

Squirrel Diseases

While they present no significant threat in spreading diseases, they do carry parasites. This makes them vectors for the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit. They also leave a lot of droppings, which pose the usual excrement health risks like leptospirosis or Salmonella.

Why Choose Us

With our familiarity with all the types of squirrels that are indigenous to the Central and Northern Virginia areas, we are always equipped to handle every kind of squirrel removal job. We are always ready to assist you since these pests can pose many threats to people and properties.

We assist clients in Stafford, Bristow, Alexandria, Manassas, Springfield, Lake of the Woods, and Fairfax. Aside from these areas, we also serve King George, Fredericksburg, Arlington, Great Falls, Dumfries, Falls Church, Richmond, Woodbridge, and Spotsylvania.

Contact Us

Never attempt to approach a wild squirrel without the assistance of animal control professionals. Call us immediately, and we’ll take care of it for you.