Prevention Services

Wildlife Prevention

Prevention may be the most important step when it comes to wildlife control. The prevention methods used will depend on what wildlife you are facing a problem with. Wildlife invasions are far more difficult to treat than prevent. Critter Control of Virginia Beach has several methods of habitat modification and exclusion approaches to prevent wildlife from entering your home or property. Allow us to take care of the problem and prevent future wildlife invasion.

Prevention Methods

Habitat Modifications

Habitat modification will keep wildlife animals from finding food, water and shelter on your property. This method may include moving food, water and garbage inside so not to be accessible. Keep brush piles and dead trees to a minimum because animals can find shelter in these areas.


Exclusion techniques are barriers installed to prevent wildlife animals from being able to enter your home. Exclusion points listed below:

  • Chimney – Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting
  • Plumbing Vents – Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes
  • Roof & Fascia Spaces – Poorly sealed points between roof & fascia invite animal entry
  • Roof Vents – Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents
  • Oven & Bathroom Exhaust Vents – Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out
  • Roof/Soffit Intersection – Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry
  • Holes in Siding – Repairing & reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation
  • Porch & Deck – Durable screening around base prevents nesting animals
  • Trees & Landscaping – Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation

Professional Prevention

Critter Control of Virginia Beach will find every point of entry for unwanted animals, from raccoons in the attic to mice in the walls. We implement our prevention strategies to ensure the elimination of recurrent wildlife invasions. Professional prevention is necessary to ensure the safety of wildlife animals and efficiency of the prevention methods. We have the knowlege and experience it takes to get the job done right the first time! Call us today to get an estimate!