Squirrel Baby Season

  Squirrel baby season is upon us. Are you hearing squirrels in your attic but don’t think it is that much of a problem. Think again, squirrels main breeding season  in Northern Virginia is from December to February. The gestation periods is about 44 days. Starting in February squirrels begin to give birth to young, this means many more squirrels in your attic causing much more destruction. A normal  Fairfax, squirrel in attic job before birthing season will normally only produce 2-3 adult squirrels. Once squirrel baby season starts, that same …

Northern Virginia Squirrel Removal

Northern Virginia Squirrel Removal. It is that time of year again, are you hearing noises in the attic? Scratching in the attic? Are squirrels the culprit, using your house as their own personal playground? As the weather gets cold the squirrels will begin to chew into attics and other places around your home for multiple reasons. Some are just looking for a place to get out of the weather and stay warm, but the female squirrels are also looking for areas to build nest for their young that will be born in a …

Remove a Groundhog Save a Foundation

Remove a groundhog save a foundation. Groundhog also known as Woodchucks, trapping is very important to homeowner for many reasons. Woodchucks instinctively dig their entire life. Sometimes a groundhog will dig under a shed, a home, a barn or a porch. All of these structures have foundations and groundhogs digging destroys foundations. Nothing is worse than walking out on your deck one evening and noticing that your deck is leaning because a woodchuck dug under foundation. As the groundhog digs burrows it makes a tunnel that can collapse, in turn …

Raccoon Removal

Raccoon removal is one of the most exciting parts of the wildlife control job in Northern Virginia. Especially when one falls through your ceiling and destroys part of your home, then we get to chase it around the room and catch it. Do not let this happen to you, if you even think you have a raccoon living in your home please call a raccoon removal specialist as soon as possible. Jesse James Critter Gitters specializes in all kinds of raccoon removal. Whether it be raccoons in trash cans, raccoons …

What is Killing Chickens

  What is killing Chickens? That is a question we always get. Most any predators will kill a chicken but there are ways to determine what is killing chickens by what they leave behind. Possible chicken killing culprits could be foxes, dogs, raccoons, opossums, skunks, mink, weasels, birds of prey, or the wild next door neighbors kid. The easiest way to rule out a number of culprits is to look at the chicken coop. Is it built tight and strong, can a large animal gain access or a bird swoop …

Squirrels in Attics

  Squirrels in Attics are one of Northern Virginia’s greatest wildlife control issues. Jesse James Critter Gitters are professionally trained to effectively remove squirrels from attics. Although Squirrels may look all cute and cuddly when they sit on the park bench and eat your peanuts, squirrels in attics are much more ferocious.  Squirrels in attics can cause costly damage ; squirrels chewing on wires can start fires, they chew on wood, and they can also destroy insulation. Squirrels will enter your attic for a variety of reasons, and can range …

Bats in Living Rooms

Its that time of year again, we are catching a lot of bats in living rooms. They are on the move and are getting into all kinds of places where people don’t want them. This is mostly due to the fact that the juvenile bats are getting bigger and mobile and are going exploring, but instead of going exploring outside of your house, they are exploring inside your house.Bats can fit through any hole larger than 3/8″, this could be crack around an electrical box, or if your attic hatch …

Animal Proofing

Have you ever heard, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, animal proofing will save you a lot of headache in the future. This is especially true with animals that are repeatedly digging under your porch, deck, crawlspace, or shed. Common animals that dig under decks are groundhogs, skunks, foxes and opossums. None of which are animals you want to live under your house. Why pay year after year to get the animal trapped out? When you can call us now and get your home animal proofed …

Northern Virginia Skunk Removal

Skunk removal is a very common call in Northern Virginia. We cover everything from trapping and removal of skunks to exclusion of property to keep the skunks out. And if you happen to catch a skunk on your own and need somebody to remove it just give us a call. Jesse James Critter Gitters has proven methods to remove skunks without letting them spray. Although quite bueatifull little creatures with their silky black hair with pearly white stripes., are not as friendly as your average house cats. The North American …

Wanted: Sweet Corn Bandits (Raccoons)

Its that time of year again and Wanted: are the Sweet Corn Bandits (Raccoons). Somehow as soon as your sweet corn is about to turn ripe these destructive masked outlaws show up. If you have a large patch such as a few acres of corn, raccoons are not really a problem as there will be enough corn for both you and the many raccoons that will flock to your property. But for the average gardener there is simply not enough time and space to plant enough sweet corn to feed …