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Professional Animal Control, Wildlife Trapping and Pest Bird Removal of Arlington, Virginia - Serving Arlington County

Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Arlington by Summit Environmental Solutions. Scott McCombe provides wildlife removal from private homes, business, and industrial properties.

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703-341-4778

We are professional wildlife removal operators offering animal control solutions based in Arlington, Virginia. We pride ourselves on professional trapping services, and on quality snake, bird, and animal removal.

Summit Environmental Solutions removes all sorts of wild animals, critters and birds from residential and commercial properties, including bats, snakes, pigeons, skunks, raccoons, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, beavers, and rodents of every kind. We also provide cleanup, sanitization, deodorization, and exclusion work to keep your wildlife problem from recurring, be it a colony of bats in a building, raccoons in the attic, or destructive behaviors of critters such as squirrels, gophers and pigeons. Arlington Virginia has Bat Problems

Bats are not welcome in the homes of Arlington Virginia

I have a crawl-space basement and, somewhere in this space, under my house, there are bats. Since it's winter here, they have taken up residence and one occasionally decides to come into the house. I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS. I have no idea how many there are but I want them out and I don't want to wait for spring. Tom H.

I have bats in my attic. I have already had a wildlife control person come out last June. He told me that I had to wait until September/October after the babies were able to fly on there own so that we could be sure all of the bats are out. Apparently he has treated my house before under the previous owner (they did not disclose there was a bat infestation when selling). He was very helpful but I am having a difficult time getting a written estimate from him for the work that needs to be done, so I am contacting other wildlife businesses to see if I can get a better handle on the expense involved. I am trying to get a written estimate on the removal of the bats and the cost for roof repair (so they can't get back in) and guano removal for two reasons - I need to see if I can afford to take care of this mess, and also to submit to my attorney who is contacting the previous owner. Debbie G.

We have squirrels (and bats) in our attic. The squirrels are entering the attic at the corners of the roof of the house, through holes they have chewed through the fascia. We have covered all but one corner, because powerlines to the house are connected just below this corner. I am uncomfortable in working in this area. The bats are entering the attic at multiple points along the fascia on the peak sides of the house. The squirrels are my main concern, as they are causing some damage to the attic. We would like to get an estimate of the cost to remove the squirrels and temporarily repair the chewed corners (we plan to re-do the fascia next year). Travis T.



We solve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Arlington and surrounding areas. Give us a call if you need expert animal removal and/or live wildlife trapping. We can also perform an inspection of your property to evaluate the problem.

Many of the projects we solve involve raccoon families in attics and chimneys, mud swallow nests on stucco, woodpeckers drilling siding, voles and gophers destroying lawns, rats or squirrels thumping and bumping around inside walls and in attics, bat infestations, skunks stealing pet food and snakes living in crawlspaces and stone walls.

Along with physical damage and disease, wild animals also bring along disturbance and nuisance with all their noise and commotion and smell. Baby raccoons chirp and chitter like little birds; raccoons and rats will fight all night and keep people awake; skunk smell takes the cake, but have you ever smelled a dead animal in your ventilation system? We have seen much, much more than these problems, but that is a general idea of the kinds of problems that my professional wildlife removal operators and I are prepared to solve.

Not only do my technicians and I trap and remove problem wild animals, we do a lot of other dirty work, too. Don't hesitate to call us for dead animal removal, pigeon waste cleanup, bat guano removal, mouse droppings, decontamination, repairs, above ground and below ground rodent slick fencing, odor control for skunk spray, and the like. We are a full service pest control company with a wide range of animal control solutions.

I have been in the professional wildlife control business for many years. My favorite stories and experiences are removing bats from schools and churches.

For pigeon and bird control, bat removal, or relief from other pest animals, call our wildlife management experts. Many nuisance wildlife companies offer critter capture and control; our wildlife operators provide professional pest wild animal management. We remove the following AND MORE:

  • Bats from attics, eaves and belfries
  • Pigeons from rooftops
  • Swallow nests from eaves, stucco, log siding, and exterior walls
  • Voles that tear and dig up lawns and destroy root systems
  • Moles and gophers that damage golf courses and gardens
  • Mice from basements, attics, walls, crawlspaces, etc.
  • Feral cats from parks and neighborhoods
  • Raccoons from chimneys and attics
  • Skunks that damage gardens and den in crawlspaces and under porches
  • Woodpeckers that drill in stucco or cedar siding
  • Rats and squirrels from attics, yards, flower gardens, commercial and industrial property
  • Beavers from rivers, ponds and lakes

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Need to contact a trapper outside of Virginia? Check out our nationwide referral directory of expert wildlife removal technicians to find the professional nearest you.

If you have a problem situation with a lost or stray cat, dog, or other domestic animal or pet including farm and ranch animals, contact The Arlington County Animal Control Services for assistance. They work with domestic animals and can provide information about licensing, vaccinations, lost pets, etc. The county does not offer free wildlife animal control services, nor does Arlington.

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Skunk Odor Stinks Up School in Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON— A local elementary school was on edge today after a skunk sprayed the school.

"Two of our fourth-grade students found a small family of skunks behind the school," said Principal Doug Johnson. "They spent their recess taunting them and then one of the students thought it would be ‘funny' to bring one of them into the school to show his teacher."

Johnson said the skunk sprayed the student in the hall of the school and the student dropped the animal on impact.

"I heard screaming outside my door and ran into the hall to see what was going on," said JoAnna Russell, who is in her 5th year of teaching third-grade at the school. "A boy was hysterical and had his face in his hands. Another boy was standing behind him staring straight ahead of him."

Russell said several other teachers came out of their rooms.

"It was chaos for several minutes. I was so focused on helping the spray-victim to the nurse's office that I didn't notice the skunk running down the hall until someone else told me to be careful," Russell said.

Another teacher quickly contacted the principal. The principal ordered everyone else to stay in their classrooms until the skunk problem was taken care of. A janitor chased the animal outside and the principal called the local animal control office to come and take care of the problem. They said they didn't handle skunk problems, but referred the principal to a directory of professional trappers at www.AllstateAnimalControl.com. Through that directory he found local trapper Tim Livingston.

Tim came out and found the family of skunks under a porch at the back of the school. He asked the principal to quarantine the area off for two days. In that time he was able to trap a mother skunk and four of her babies.

Livingston also installed a metal barrier system around the back porch to block out future skunks or other wild animals from getting under there and trying to make their dens.

"It was an awful situation," said Johnson. "I am just so glad that the student is going to be all right and that we were able to have the animals removed."

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Allstate Animal Control attic bat in gloved hands

Here is one member of an entire bat colony that was removed from an attic.

Allstate Animal Control two raccoons removed

Raccoon removal can usually be performed by live-trapping.

Allstate Animal Control gopher mounds

It is best to initiate gopher control before the damage is severe.

Allstate Animal Control, many pigeons in a live trap

Proper pigeon control will keep the population down to a reasonable amount.

Allstate Animal Control, raccoon trap

Raccoon traps are usually very effective.

Allstate Animal Control, trapping raccoons with snare pole

Trapping raccoons requires a variety of methods. This is a snarepole.

Allstate Animal Control, skunk trap

Skunk smell can be avoided by removing the animals before they spray.

Allstate Animal Control, ground mole

It is better to get rid of moles before their molehills grow to mountains.

Allstate Animal Control, pigeon removal

Professional pigeon removal can leave your building clean again.