Squirrel trapping in Virginia is regulated by the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries. Squirrels are not a protected species. Squirrels are considered to be a rodent; However, they do fall under the jurisdiction of the state as far as the rules and regulations are concerned. First we will go over the rules to squirrel trapping in Virginia and then we will talk about the actual trapping of the animals.
Squirrels fall under several laws. In Virginia the laws state you can trap nuisance squirrels on your property and dispose of them in a humane way. This is totally open to interpretation and you should do your homework before dispatching a squirrel. The laws in Virginia will clearly tell you what is acceptable and what is not. I will tell you that squirrel relocation is not acceptable and only helps spread disease when you relocate an animal. Squirrels build a cache of nuts and other foods for them to eat in the winter, if you relocate an animal from its saved food source, you essentially starve the relocated squirrel to death. This is unacceptable.
Virginia squirrel trapping is not as easy as one would think. Squirrels learn their way around the neighborhood, they know what is normal and what is not. A trap with bait inside is not normal. Squirrels do not see this everyday. So they are naturally a little suspicious of the traps. All precautions must be taken to ensure you catch the squirrel the first time. If a trap fails and the squirrels learn what the trap is, you will never catch them. This is where a professional squirrel removal company comes in. They have the right equipment, the right traps and the appropriate license to handle your squirrel trapping problem.
Animal Control Solutions of Virginia can help you with to trap squirrels and to remove them from your property. We can also help to repair the mess that they have made. Don’t let your squirrel problem get out of hand. Call us today.