Information about domestic and wild animal problems in Arlington County
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local
Arlington County animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals.
Arlington County Animal Services: 703-931-9241
REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: 703-931-9241 or 804-367-0909
To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call any of these free government animal services:
- Arlington County Animal Services: 703-931-9241
- Virginia Wildlife Commission: 804-367-0909
- Arlington police department: 817-459-5700
These agencies often deal with public wildlife issues or animal concerns where the public health or safety is involved, or other types of animal issues. These are free services.
Critter Problem at Your House? Hire ACS Wildlife Removal
Wildlife removal is not a free service.
Arlington County does not provide free wildlife control services. If you want to pay for critter removal
services, call ACS Wildlife Removal at 703-881-3164. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the
city of Arlington. They offer custom Arlington wild animal control
solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether
it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or
the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally
solve your animal problem in Arlington County in Virginia. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 703-881-3164
Animal Control Solutions is a Complete Nuisance Wildlife Company that specializes in the removal of all types of Virginia's nuisance animals. We offer services for everyone including Industrial and Commercial Wildlife Management, though our specialty is Residential Wildlife Management. We love working with homeowners to help solve problems with animal nuisance. We are one of only a few companies that have a nuisance wildlife removal permit from the state of Virginia and we are fully insured. We are also a proud member of the National Wildlife Control Officers Association and our mission is to provide safe, humane, and effective wildlife removal and control services.
It is important to remember that most county animal services in Arlington County and elsewhere no longer provide assistance in cases involving wild animals and wildlife
management. If you have a wildlife problem or need to get rid of wildlife, need an exterminator or exterminating company, pest control or critter trapping or traps or
wild animal prevention in Arlington County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 703-881-3164
We also service Pentagon City, Arlington Ridge, Halls Hill, Arlington Village, Lacey Forest, Brandon Village, Shirlington, Lee Heights, Aurora Hills, Williamsburg Village, Crescent Hills, South Arlington, Virginia Heights, Dominion Heights, Brockwood, Radnor Heights, Bon Air, Arna Valley, Fort Barnard Heights, Crystal Spring Knolls, Millburn Terrace, Allencrest, Country Club Manor, Arlingwood, and more.
Arlington County Wildlife Removal Tip:
Three possum trapping tips
One of the first things that people tend to do when they find a friendly possum in their yard is to call the local wildlife control expert or company. However, if you knew that you could do half of the battle yourself, and potentially save yourself some money, would you try to use these three possum trapping tips to catch the little critter yourself?
The first tip that you can use to catch a possum is to use your very own garbage can. It is a common misconception that the semi-prehensile tail of the creature will be used as a sort of limb, enabling it to hang on in much the same way as a monkey can. However, this is, as we have stated, a misconception, and in actual fact, this tail just isn't strong enough to deal with the weight of an adult possum. This means that if you place your garbage can at an angle, so that it is leaning against a wall, placing cat food or similar bait in the bottom, the possum will dive right on in and be unable to scamper back out again. Just a little tip for you!
Cat food is one of the best baits that you can use to catch a possum. They go crazy for this stuff, and although there are other types of food that you can use if you don't happen to have a cat, this is often the best. There is no point in whacking traps all over the place - you need to place them where you have either seen the possum, or know for sure that the possum has been there.
Arlington County, VA Animal Control News Clip:
EXAMPLE OF DOMESTIC ANIMAL PROBLEM REPORT: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: HI. I WANT TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS FOR THESE QUESTIONS I HAVE REGARDING A NEIGHBORS DOGS. THERE'S 2 DOGS THAT LIVE NEXT DOOR TO US IN THE BACKYARD TOGETHER OUTSIDE. ONE IS A LARGER FEMALE & THE OTHER ONE IS A SMALL MIX BREED DOG.
ANYWAY, I NOTICE THAT THEY LIVE OUTSIDE LL THE TIME & ARE NEVER BROUGHT INDOORS HARDLY EVER. THEIR OWNERS ARE GONE A LOT OF THE TIME, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO GO TO WORK. WE DON'T KNOW THEN VERY WELL & AREN'T REALLY OUR KIND OF PEOPLE WE HANG OUT WITH.
THE DOGS ARE OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT ALL THE TIME. THEY DO HAVE A SMALL COVERED PATIO OUTSIDE & I'M ALMOST POSITIVE THAT THEIR BEING FED & WATERED. THERE'S ALSO A BIG DOG HOUSE IN THE DOG RUN IN AN AREA OF THE BACKYARD. I ALSO JUST WENT OUTSIDE IN OUR BACKYARD & COULD SMELL STRONG ODORS OF DOG WASTE BACK THERE.
I ALSO NOTICED THEY HAVEN'T WALKED THESE DOGS FOR SEVERAL MONTHS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR & I KNOW I'VE SEEN THEM WALK THE BIGGER DOG ON THE RED HARNESS, BUT NOT SINCE THEN. I ALSO DON'T SEE THE OWNERS GIVE THEM MUCH ATTENTION. I BELIEVE THEIR BEING NEGLECTED ATTENTION WISE & EXERCISE WISE & FEEL BAD FOR THEM THEY HAVE TO SUFFER IN SUCH HOT TEMPERATURES OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME & THESE BACKYARDS ARE PRETTY SMALL ALSO.
I NOTICED THEY'VE BEEN LEAVING THEIR CAT OUTSIDE TO FOR LONG PERIODS WITHOUT ANY FOOD OR WATER. I THINK IT WOULD BE AFRAID TO GET WATER IN THE BACKYARD, BECAUSE THE DOGS WOULD SCARE IT OFF. MY HUSBAND & I DON'T OFFER TO HELP WALK THEIR DOGS, BECAUSE THE LARGER DOG HAS DEVELOPED SO MUCH AGGRESSION OF NOT BEING WALKED & SOCIALIZED. WE WOULD BE AFRAID OF BEING BIT. IT JUST REALLY BOTHERS US THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN THESE DOGS WALKED IN SO LONG & DON'T GET MUCH ATTENTION & THERE'S A STRONG ODOR OF WASTE NEXT DOOR.
WE HAVE SEEN THEM PICK THEIR WASTE UP, BUT I'M REALLY NOTICING THE ODOR OF IT AS THIS TIME. WE'RE AFRAID TO REPORT THIS , BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT THE DOGS PUT DOWN & WOULD BE AFRAID OF THAT IF THE ANIMAL CONTROL TOOK THEM AWAY. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? DOES ANY OF THESE THINGS SOUND LIKE NEGLECT? PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK. SINCERELY ,JANET
Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call 703-931-9241, and if you need wildlife removal service in Arlington County, call ACS Wildlife Removal: 703-881-3164.