Arlington VA Wildlife Information

Virginia Wildlife Commission: 804-367-0909

Virginia Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Arlington, you can contact the Virginia Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Virginia Fish & Wildlife Agency. Virginia game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Arlington wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Arlington like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as ACS Wildlife Removal at 703-881-3164.

I also have listed several sources for free Arlington wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Arlington Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 703-690-2168 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Arlington.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Arlington, VA

Virginia State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Virginia big-eared bat
State fish: Brook trout, striped bass
State insect: Tiger swallowtail butterfly

Virginia is a small be beautiful state bordering the Chesapeake Bay. The land is filled with bay tributaries, and the coastal plain extends back to rocky foothills which eventually turn into the Blue Ridge Mountains. The carbonate rock of the region is littered with over 4000 caves. And caves, as we all know, are fantastic homes for bats. Bats in Virginia are just above the non-hibernation line. The state does experience cold temperatures in the winter, and bats will have to migrate or go into hibernation. Because most caves remain at a consistent temperature even during the winter, hibernation is often the route of choice.

Predators in Virginia are large and rarely seen due to the thick forests and unpopulated mountain regions. Of these, the cougar is the most deadly toward other animals. Black bears are also present, but their diet consists mostly of berries and insects. If pressed to starvation, a black bear will hunt small mammals, sometimes going after nesting squirrels or the fawns of white-tailed deer. Coyotes are also present in the state, though packs are small and territorial. It is rare for these large predators to bother people, but if the weather is harsh, or a drought kills off too many food creatures, black bears, cougars, and coyotes will all move toward humans in hopes of an easy meal.

Large predators aren't the only opportunistic creatures. The state has a large number of deer, porcupines, hogs, skunks, opossums, squirrels, and woodchucks. There are also mink and long-tailed weasels. Bobcats are the mid-sized predator in this state, but the bobcat is almost more reclusive than the cougar, and is rarely-if ever-seen by people.

The abundance of fresh water in this state leading into Chesapeake Bay is perfect for the growing and proliferation of reptiles and amphibians. The state is loaded with a variety of snakes, including the black snake, rats snake, cottonmouth snake, coral snake, copperhead snake, and the kingsnake. These serpents are surrounded by a host of other reptiles. Turtles are numerous and grow to impressive size in Virginia.

With so much game around, birds, especially raptors are able to thrive. Virginia has golden eagles, a huge species of raptor that has a golden hue in the feathers at the nape of the neck. Golden eagles are mysterious and usually in isolated groups, making the difficult to observe and study.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Arlington, VA call ACS Wildlife Removal: 703-881-3164

Arlington Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Arlington, VA. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Virginia's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Arlington raccoon removal.

Arlington Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Arlington. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Virginia. Call ACS Wildlife Removal if you need squirrel removal in Arlington.

Arlington Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Arlington at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Virginia survivor, and not all that ugly.

Arlington Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Arlington, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Virginia, browse this site or give us a call at 703-881-3164. We at ACS Wildlife Removal can provide Arlington snake control any time you need us.

Arlington Rat Control:

The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Virginia cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. ACS Wildlife Removal can get rid of them once and for all.

Arlington Bats:

Bats are special animals, and found throughout Virginia. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Arlington bat removal and control.


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at 703-931-9241

If they can't help, call the Virginia Wildlife Commission at 703-931-9241. You can also call your local sheriff department at 703-931-9241 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.

We are experts with all kinds of VA wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Arlington. If you need Arlington pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Virginia beaver control and removal. ACS Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal services. 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.

Arlington Wildlife 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, VA Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Virginia Marine Problem no longer an Enigma

Biologists say a recent fish kill in area bays and backwaters was caused by an algae, but not the notorious Red Tide. A budding marine mystery making the rounds in coastal Pinellas County may have a benign explanation more in human nature than Mother Nature. Although several species of wildlife roam Arlington, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.

When Gulfport's harbormaster, Dennis Opossum, went to work Oct. 15, he didn't notice anything unusual in the marina until he opened the bay-fed tank of shrimp he keeps to sell as bait: all the shrimp were dead. Then he noticed dead fish popping up in the marina. Opossum said he thought it was just his turn at Red Tide, considering he'd gone all year without the organisms. Virginia has an abundance of wildlife, and Arlington is no exception.

A few days later, at the marina during low tide, he noticed dead crabs and even oysters, as well as an odor like nothing he'd ever smelled before. When the water was low, he could also see a black film on the seawalls, another oddity from his experience. Fishermen told him the effects seemed to end at the mouth of the marina, which would be odd for Red Tide. Remember to treat the wild animals of Arlington, Virginia, with respect.

Fearing dangerous contamination, Opossum called the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management, which had gotten similar calls from South Arlington, Madeira Beach and North Arlington. The county sent a researcher to check the water. Opossum said they found no Red Tide, no sewage, nothing unusual, except an extremely low oxygen level in the water, which was enough to explain the dead animals. Still, with no explanation as to why oxygen levels were so low, he shut down the marina's boat ramp and told customers to stay out of the water. Virginia has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Arlington snake species and mammals.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire ACS Wildlife Removal
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Arlington Wildlife ControlIf you have a Arlington wildlife problem and need help, 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 wildlife 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 wild animal problem in Arlington County in Virginia. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 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.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Arlington wildlife rescue, or a Arlington zoo or nature center, or Arlington wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Arlington to solve your problem for you, call ACS Wildlife Removal: 703-881-3164 and they can help you with your Arlington wildlife problem.

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