Free Washington DC Wildlife Control Resources/ District of Columbia

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Washington DC


  • DC County Animal Services: (202) 576-6664
  • Washington DC Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 202-882-1000
  • District of Columbia Wildlife Commission: 202 208-4717
  • Washington DC Police Department: 202-727-9099
Depending on the nature of your wildlife conflict, these agencies might be able to help you for free. Read the below description of each agency and how it works, and what you can say to get free wildlife removal services in Washington DC, DC.

DC County Animal Services: (202) 576-6664

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in DC County and sponsored by the city of Washington DC. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call (202) 576-6664 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Washington DC, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Washington DC Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 202-882-1000

RehabberThis is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Washington DC Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

District of Columbia Wildlife Commission: 202 208-4717

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in District of Columbia, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the District of Columbia Fish & Wildlife Agency. District of Columbia game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in District of Columbia perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Washington DC Police Department: 202-727-9099

PoliceYes, the Washington DC police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in Washington DC, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.

When should you hire a company and pay for wildlife control services?

Washington DC Wildlife Control If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Washington DC or District of Columbia government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:

  • Fast Service: Usually Same-Day
  • Animals Removed From Your Attic, With Home Repairs and Cleanup
  • Complete and Permanent Removal of Rodents From Your Home
  • Removal of a Bat Colony, or Prevention of Birds on Buildings
  • Humane Treatment of Wildlife and Courteous Customer Service
We are not free, but our prices are reasonable and fair for the work we provide. Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment: 202-754-8770

Our service range includes the greater Washington District of Columbia area, including the suburbs and several towns, including wildlife animal control in Clinton, Upper Marlboro, Bethesda, Bowie, Waldorf, Mechanicsville, Fort Washington, Leonardtown, St. Charles, and more. Go back to the main Washington DC Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

ACS Wildlife Removal provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Washington DC in District of Columbia. We offer custom 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, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 202-754-8770

Washington DC Wildlife Tip:
Kill all rats in a building - You can kill all rat with some special know-how and a little bit of research. Rats have entered your home through an area where damage has occurred or where the home has not been properly sealed. This opening needs to be boarded up or otherwise repaired. Leaving openings unattended will result in more rats and poor trapping results. To kill the rat, purchase some snap traps at the store. You do not have to buy the new, modern traps that look like they will kill an elephant. Regular snapper are fine; just be sure to keep your fingers away from the front. A rat trap packs enough punch to break an adult's finger. Once you have your traps, bait them with peanut butter and search for good locations to place them. Traps need to be set in areas where the rats have been active. You cannot assume that a rat will find the peanut butter on its own. Droppings and gnaw marks are good indications that the rat will return to a specific place. Trapping is more effective when the devices are able to be put near rat activity. If you are unable to find any evidence of the rodents, put the traps in likely locations. A rat will not travel through the center of an open space. Place traps along walls and on beams.

We are happy to provide the information for free Washington DC wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 202-754-8770 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

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