There are 16 species of bats in Virginia. Four (Gray Bat, Indiana Bat, Virginia-Big-eared Bat, and Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat) are protected as endangered species, but 12 are not. None of the three types of bats most likely to take residence in a building (Big Brown Bat, Evening Bat, and Little Brown Bat) are protected species. Let us remove your unwanted bats, regardless of species.
Raccoons are one of the most common nuisance animals in Northern Virginia and won’t hesitate to take up residence in attics, chimneys, crawl spaces, barns, etc. A thumping or stomping noise in your attic is a common sign of a raccoon infestation. It is essential to remove them and relocate them far away, because they often rip open ducts, chew on electrical wiring, contaminate, tear and even destroy insulation.
Squirrels are not shy about taking up residence in your attic, especially during the winter, and can cause a great deal of damage while there. Their nesting sites turn into toxic messes because cleaning up squirrel feces presents a health hazard. Flying squirrels require different trapping techniques and are harder to get rid of, but SES can remove all types of squirrels from your home.
When you see a snake regularly on your property, you’ll want to have it removed because it probably has built a den in your crawl space on in a nearby area where it can access your home for warmth. If you’ve got a snake inside your house, don't try to catch it because of the danger of a snake bite. Instead, call SES. Our specialists are trained to humanely catch and remove troublesome snakes from homes and properties.
Skunks carry rabies and emit a foul-smelling spray. You don't want them in your home and you should not try to trap them yourself. Instead, SES' wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely catch and remove troublesome skunks from homes and attics.
Our animal removal crews are available on a 24/7/365 basis! All the repair work done by our trained repair technicians is guaranteed for 12 months. If you call SES to have a technician reinspect the work before the end of 12 months, we will guarantee it for an additional year!
Customer Reviews from Fairfax
from Fairfax, VA
Oct 12th, 2019
We have always had good experiences with Summit. Their workers are professional, explain details on various treatments and options. Satisfied with their service.
from Fairfax, VA
Jun 14th, 2019
Two years ago we were trying to take care of a pest problem and the Summit techs mentioned it looked like our roof needed some work, too. We had already several quotes for the roof, Summit's quote for pest control, a new roof, and new attic insulation were less than the quotes for just roof replacement with the other companies. This year, we asked Summit to take a look at a separate pest problem. During that visit they checked on the prior issue and noticed some of our roof decking had minor buckling. The roof was still under warranty, and Summit sent a team out to assess the entire roof and make any necessary repairs. They honored the warranty, and all the work was completed at no additional cost to us. More importantly, it wasn't a fight to get them to honor the warranty even though it was within weeks of expiring.
from Fairfax, VA
May 18th, 2019
The company was extremely professional and completed the work when they said they would. They did a great job. I highly recommend them.
from Fairfax, VA
Feb 6th, 2018
We found Summit as I was perusing companies to install fresh insulation in our attic, as our house is so cold, we have friends that actually refuse to come to our home during the winter .
I chose Summit only because they were the first company to respond to my appointment request. I am happy I chose them.
The office end of the business could use some tightening up, as they don't seem overly organized, but the tech was great. For this review, we will call him Jason, as he looks just like our friend Jason.
Jason was on time, polite, patient, presentable, friendly and knowledgeable.
He sat down with us to discuss options, procedures and costs and gave us the estimate right then and there. He didn't try to up-sell us and actually talked us out of the pricier spray insulation that we had assumed we wanted.
For our needs, we found the prices reasonable and we scheduled the service and 50% deposit thru the office. (The women are very nice, they just need to communicate amongst themselves a bit better, cause there was some moderate confusion emanating from that end).
I thought Jason would be here to oversee install, but instead, it was 3 nice guys that were super efficient, courteous and tidy. The men laid cloth to cover the entire path they would be walking on through our house. They were also so helpful in making sure our cats and dogs didn't try to escape as they were going in and out the front door. I even learned a few new Spanish words from them. Seriously nice guys.
Anyway, they also removed a random, very heavy box of concrete mix from the attic for me and were able to create a small storage area without insulation on it, which was very thoughtful and helpful. They were meticulous in cleaning up and were in and out within 2 hours or so. They were even courteous enough to remember to lock our windows behind them (they ran the blower hose from the truck thru our upper windows). Normally, my husband and I don't like new contractors in the house with me when he is out of town, but I was very comfortable with this group.
The insulation is excellent, (clean, allergen and fiberglass free) just as Jason described and I can totally feel the difference in the inside air temperature.
5 stars for product, immediate quote, fair price, Jason and the install crew. Minus 1 star for the slightly unorganized office from the get-go. I also never got a follow up from them after the product was installed. Simply an auotomate emailed "invoice paid" noting they charged us the balance over a week after install.
from Fairfax, VA
Aug 14th, 2017
These guys were great. Took care of a big yellow jacket nest in our backyard. They gave a quote range over the phone and then an actual quote once they got here and saw it. The price was better than two other big name companies we called. I think the job was bigger than expected once they started digging but they did not change the price. They did it right too by digging to find and remove the nest and not just spraying. Thanks! Y'all are brave!
from Fairfax, VA
Jun 13th, 2016
We purchased our home in August of last year. The previous owner was elderly and did a poor job of upkeep. When we started to hear very loud noises in the attic in April, my husband found SES online and they came out to the house within a week to check it out.
Scott, the owner, had a plan of attack that day and we signed the contract for trapping the squirrels, repairing the holes and the dryer vent and all exhaust fans in the attic.
Scott caught 3 squirrels the first day!! They set traps and over the course of a week, caught 2 more.
They did the repairs to the attic the following week and all work was quality.
We also had them come back to sanitize our attic to get rid of the squirrel pheromones so hopefully we won't attract any more.
Scott submitted a proposal for a new roof, insulation and gutters but we ended up going with another company which has proved to be not a great decision. Should have signed with Scott!! His quote was in line with everyone else and I feel like he would have offered more guidance throughout the roofing/insulation process.
His crews were always on time and professional. The office staff went above and beyond with their advice helping us through this process. Thanks so much!
from Fairfax, VA
Mar 12th, 2016
Arrived on time for both the; estimate and the work to be completed. Finished the project w/o fuss or problems. Cleaned up after the project was completed.
Completed Jobs from Fairfax
January 25, 2022
Install roof vent cart of heavy gauge stainless steel permanently affixed to the roof. Re-attach rake board on the front at the right side of the roof. Check the three bathroom vent housings on the roof to make sure there is no access there. If needed we will install roof vent guards over these vents.
Remove all insulation. Sanitize attic with mildew killing, fungicide agent. Install baffles to keep insulation in proper place. Weatherstrip and insulate attic hatch. Air seal all cracks and crevices and penetrations from HVAC, plumbing, and wiring. Blow in all new cellulose insulation to a depth of 14 inches, R49.
January 20, 2022
Remove all of the blown in insulation and strifab entire attic space to disinfect. Install copper cloth on possible entry points for mice. Air seal gaps and conduit lines for energy efficiency. Install baffles at the soffit lines and around the entry point. Insulate the entry door with foam board insulation and install weather stripping. Blow in new cellulose insulation to R49 (14 inches). Include sealing up two possible entry points on the exterior of the home indicated by the technician. There is no one hundred percent seal out for mice. Only with a continuous rodent program can the population of the mice be controlled.
December 1, 2021
Remove all insulation. Sanitize the attic with mildew and fungus killing agent. Install baffles to keep insulation in proper place. Weatherstrip and air seal attic hatch. Air seal all cracks and penetrations from wiring, plumbing, and hvac, etc. Blow in all new cellulose insulation to a depth of 14”, R49. Install covers over recessed lights, ceiling fan openings and bath fans.
October 29, 2021
Blow over existing insulation with new cellulose insulation to reach levels of 14 inches. Baffles at soffit lines will be replaced and baffles added around the entry door. Insulate entry door with foam board insulation.
September 27, 2021
Remove squirrel nesting from the soffit lines. Install baffles at the soffit lines and around the entry point. Move insulation as best as possible to air seal gaps and conduit lines. Sterifab entire attic space to disinfect. Blow over existing insulation with cellulose insulation to reach 14 inches (10 inches will be added to the existing).
Photo Galleries from Fairfax
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