“Got Bats” In your Attic?

Do you “Got Bats” in your attic? Bats are a great and vital animal  to Virginia ecosystem, they can eat almost their body weight in insects each night. But bats are not a very important part of the ecosystem of your attic, in fact you do not want any type of ecosystem in your attic. There are multiple ways to tell if you have bats in your attic, such as simply standing outside at dusk and looking for the bats to fly out. Most people can hear the bats in …

Groundhogs in the garden

Groundhogs in the garden. 3 culprit groundhogs were caught from a garden in Culpeper yesterday. They were eating the tomatoes and the beans so they had to be stopped. Jesse James Critter Gitters was called on Monday morning after half of the garden had been destroyed by these sneaky critters, they were all caught by Tuesday evening. Its ok the garden was saved.     Groundhogs are found all across the State of Virginia and are especially prevalent around Northern Virginia. They are one of natures greatest vegetarians leaving vast spaces …

Why Squirrels in your Attic ain’t as Cool as they Used to Be.

  It used to be that having squirrels in your attic was one of the biggest raves; but as humanity got smarter we decided that we didn’t like living with our large rodent friends in our homes. I mean who wants to hear that scratching and snarling all day long when it should be peaceful in your home. A family of Squirrels in your attic can also cause lots of damage to your home; where they chew a hole into your house is just minor. What about when a squirrel …

Scared of an Opossum

Do you ever get scared of an Opossum? Why? They are the one of the most interesting animals in North America. They are one of the oldest mammals around having lived as far back as the dinosaurs. They are also the only marsupial in North America, which means they are like Kangaroos in that they carry their young around in a pouch on there belly. Possums are not very fast nor are they very agile, therefore their best form of defense is to play dead, and no they do not …

Birds in Vents

As most of you know it is prime time for birds to break in and clog your bathroom and dryer exhaust vents.  It is important to know what type of birds you are dealing with though because most birds are protected and will require a permit to molest the nest. The only birds that are not protected are the European Starling, the House Sparrow and the Pigeon (Rock Dove). For any other bird you must obtain a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife service. It is very important to unclog these vents, especially dryer vents as …

Its snake season

Its snake season so it is important to be able to tell the difference between poisonous and non poisonous snakes. In Northern Virginia there are only two types of poisonous snake and they are the Copperhead and Timber Rattlesnake; a lot of people will say Water Moccasins but they do not range this far north. The following link was put out by the University of North Carolina, some of the species of poisonous snakes are not relevant but the information on telling the difference between poisonous and non poisonous should be very useful. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/gaston/Pests/reptiles/venompix.htm

Hand Made Birdhouses Available

Get ready for spring with a new birdhouses. These are handmade using lumber from local sawmills. We can also build custom bird houses. Call us if you are interested. (540) 229-6139