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Animal in Crawl Space Removal in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Fredericksburg

skunk, rat and opossum inside crawl space

Do you have critters nesting inside the crawl space underneath your home? Wildlife like rodents, snakes, skunks, opossums, groundhogs and more will seek refuge in this secluded area. Unfortunately, these animals will often damage wooden boards, screens, vapor barriers, insulation, wires, cables and anything else inside your crawl space. These critters can also spread diseases and even die inside the crawl space, leading to a horrible smell. If you’ve heard, seen or smelled animals living underneath your home, don’t worry. Summit Wildlife Removal is here to help. We offer the best animal in crawl space removal in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Fredericksburg. We offer FREE estimates, so call us today to get started at (703) 884-2124!

What Animals Live in Crawl Spaces?

Many different kinds of critters will set up shop in your crawl space if your property is providing them with sources of food and water. Rodents like rats and mice will commonly nest inside crawl spaces, which can lead to snakes, their natural predator, also nesting within your crawl space. Skunks and groundhogs are natural burrowers that seek dens underground/low to the ground, and these critters will happily dig into your crawl space and build their dens. Opossums, raccoons and squirrels are more commonly associated with attics, but these animals will also settle down inside your crawl space.

How Do Animals Get Inside Crawl Spaces?

foundation cracks that can let animals inside crawl spaceWhen an animal wants to get inside your crawl space, it will use its teeth, claws and anything else at its disposal to find or make a way in. Small gaps inside your foundation can be enough for these critters to get inside. If you have large, unsealed crawl space vents, this provides an open door for critters to walk right in. Some smaller animals like rodents and snakes can enter your crawl space through pipes, and even the larger ones can enter through vents and gaps.

Dangers of Wildlife in Crawl Space

skunk inside crawl spaceAnimals breaking their way into your crawl space can often damage your foundation, or any wooden boards protecting your crawl space. These animals will use their sharp claws and teeth to tear right through any barrier between them and the crawl space. Additionally, once inside, anything you have in the crawl space can potentially be ripped apart by rodents, skunks and more. Pipes, wiring, cables, air ducts, floor joists, support beams, insulation, and anything stored inside the crawl space can all be chewed, clawed and gnawed by invading critters. Animals will also leave behind their urine and feces, which can leave an awful smell. This smell is oftentimes the first clue that you have something living in your crawl space. Additionally, critters often carry diseases like rabies, tularemia, leptospirosis, hantavirus and histoplasmosis, and if these animals get inside your home, they can spread these diseases to you and your pets. Rodents, skunks, opossums, raccoons and squirrels can also spread fleas, ticks and mites into your home, which can carry their own diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme Disease.

Animal in Crawl Space Removal

wide open crawl spaceIf rats, mice, snakes, skunks, opossums, raccoons or squirrels have invaded your crawl space, it is imperative to have them removed as soon as possible. That’s where Summit Wildlife Removal comes in. We offer the best animal in crawl space trapping and removal services. Removing these animals by yourself can be dangerous. Skunks can spray you if they feel threatened, and snakes will strike with their sharp teeth and powerful venom. Opossums, rodents, and raccoons are also armed with sharp claws and teeth, and should only be handled by professionals. Summit Wildlife Removal has over 30 years of experience removing animals from crawl spaces, so trust our expert team to safely and humanely get these critters out.

Dead Animal in Crawl Space Removal

Unfortunately, animals will often get inside your crawl space, become trapped, and die. The smell of their bodies can often permeate the living space, which can lead to your home having an awful odor. Even worse, their bodies can often attract maggots and other carrion-feeding pests. If you suspect you have a dead animal inside your crawl space, contact the experts at Summit Wildlife Removal immediately. We will remove and dispose of the dead animal, and provide sanitization services to get your crawl space back in shape.

How To Keep Animals Out Of Your Crawl Space

Once we have removed all animals from underneath your crawl space, our team of wildlife experts can offer you expert exclusion services to prevent them from returning. We will conduct thorough inspections on your property to locate any potential entry points, before we seal and reinforce them. Additionally, we can also provide crawl space encapsulations and vent sealing, and we can install heavy-duty wildlife barriers around your foundation to ensure wildlife cannot return.

Best Crawl Space Wildlife Trapping and Removal Near Me

Animals like rats, mice, snakes, skunks, groundhogs and opossums will often break their way inside your crawl space, where they can wreak havoc on insulation, wires, pipes, floor joists and support beams. These critters can often spread diseases and parasites to you and your pets. Attempting to remove wildlife yourself can be very dangerous, so always leave crawl space wildlife removal to the experts at Summit Wildlife Removal. We offer FREE estimates, so contact us today to get started at (703) 884-2124!

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