We a complete job, from start to finish. We remove wildlife humanely and effectively, using the proper traps, tools, and techniques for each unique animal and situation.
When we encounter animals inside a house, we inspect every part of the house, from ground level to every part of the roof, to identify all the areas of entry, and all vulnerable
areas, and we perform professional repairs, with guarantee, to seal entry holes shut. We inspect inside the attic to find any damage or biohazard, and provide full cleaning services. We offer attic decontamination, poison-free and permanent rodent control,
bat colony exclusion, bird prevention, snake removal, dead animal removal and odor control, and more.
Washington DC is a mid-atlantic state, and thus we have a mix of wildlife. Most commonly, we handle squirrels in attics, as well as raccoons, both in homes and outside. We deal with
some opossums and skunks. We also remove Little Brown Bats from buildings. The metro areas do have rats, and we practice non-poison rodent control. We don't deal with too many
snakes in Maryland or northern Virginia. We do professional pigeon control. Sometimes we handle groundhogs and moles. We service Calvert County, Charles County, Frederick County,
Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and surrounding areas. We do work in downtown Washington, D.C. and Arlington and Alexandria Virginia, and also the Virginia towns of
McLean, Herndon, Reston, Tysons, and Vienna Virginia. In Maryland, we service Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and even east to Annapolis MD. Learn more about our services in
Rockville MD, and
Silver Spring MD.
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NOTE: We are not the DC County Animal Control Services. We do provide wildlife removal in DC County District of Columbia, but we are a private company. Please do not call us regarding any matters that should be directed to the free county animal services. They deal
with dog and cat issues, and select issues such as an animal on the street, etc. Below is the TIP OF THE MONTH regarding local DC County animal services related matters:
How to catch a stray dog to bring it to the shelter - Would you know what to do if you found a stray dog roaming the streets? Would you know who to call or what actions to take? Well with the sheer amount of strays in our communities, and the population on the increase, it would make sense to at least have a little knowledge so that you can do your duty to the community and prevent any accidents or disasters taking place.
One of the first things that you should do if you find a stray dog is to think about the situation. If there are other dogs or children around, you could pose a threat to them as well yourself and other adults. Are there lots of driving cars about? If you make the wrong move, the dog could bolt onto oncoming traffic, causing an accident and potentially getting itself killed. Is it safe to approach the dog? Does the dog look angry, frightened, or in a state? If the answer is yes, you could be putting yourself in danger, as well as others, by causing more distress to the dog and causing it to lash out or bite.
If the situation is not safe for you to do so, avoid trying to capture the dog. There are plenty of places that you can call to have the situation resolved. You can try calling the local wildlife control authorities, shelters, animal services and even Vets. Do not try to get near the dog if you think that it is not safe or you are not comfortable.
If you do want to try and approach the dog, do so with caution. It is going to be hungry, scared, frightened, angry, lost, lonely, and more. Walk towards the dog slowly, making no sudden movements, talking in a calm and soft manner, holding out your hand as an act of friendship. You will need to persuade this dog that you are a friend and not the enemy.
Do you have scraps of food handy? If you do, you can use these to try and win over the dog. As a stray, it is likely to be hungry so this will be a good thing. Remember that certain foods are poisonous to dogs, such as chocolate, so be careful.
When you have approached the dog, see if it has a collar. If it does, take a look at the collar and see if there is a number or address. You can make contact with the owner by using this, and get them to come and get their poor pet.
If there isn’t a tag but there is a collar, try to restrain the dog by holding on to the collar. Continue to pet and talk to the dog while you are figuring out what to do next. If you have a car, you can try to lure the dog into the car. Remember that driving with a stray is likely to be a frantic experience, so try to use the boot if you can.
If you don’t have a vehicle, get in touch with someone that does and try to put the dog in a safe place, such as someone’s front garden with a gate. This will make sure that the dog is safe and secure while you are waiting for someone to come and get you, or the local authorities to deal with the situation.