Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Charlottesville! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Charlottesville Virginia. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected
in Charlottesville as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take
great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection,
to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed.
We are fully Virginia licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 434-333-7605. We look forward to hearing from you.
Is it safe to handle a raccoon with bare hands? This may be the easiest question in the world to answer, because the fact is that it is not. There is no way that you should ever be handling a raccoon with your bare hands, but just telling you no may be the same as telling a kid not to play with matches. It does not make sense to tell anyone that this is a bad idea unless it is spelled out exactly why.
Raccoons bring a host of problems with them that people need to be aware of. It is likely that most have the wrong impression of these critters because the raccoon is always presented as cute and cuddly in books and stories. The fact is that they may be cute and cuddly, but they are also dangerous and a serious risk to your health.
The first major problem with raccoons is that many have the rabies virus in them. This means that if they bite you then you are very likely to get rabies, a disease that is excruciatingly painful before you eventually die. If you are treated right away for it then your chances of survival are good, but if you do not receive treatment within 24 hours it does not matter if you are given the vaccine later or not; you are a goner.
If it was just rabies you had to worry about this would be bad enough on its own, but there is more to worry about than just rabies. Raccoons carry a lot of parasites with them, especially within their waste. Not only is it a bad idea to touch or handle the raccoon without protection, it is a bad idea to touch any of their waste, fur or other raccoon leftovers without gloves. You have to be smart about this, because you can easily contract the parasites and get sick.
Disease and your health are big enough concerns, but there is more to your concerns than just this. Keep in mind that these creatures are wild animals, and wild animals act...well...wild. If you come in contact with them they are likely to try to bite or scratch you, even if you have gloves on. This is why you have to ensure that you are protecting your skin at all costs. Very thick gloves, preferably ones that are made with leather, are an absolute necessity if you are going to come anywhere near in contact with these creatures. Your health and safety demand this.
If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Charlottesville pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 434-333-7605 for complete wildlife removal in Charlottesville. We look forward to hearing from you!