Fairfax County Bird and Pigeon Control & Removal
|About Birds: The most common nuisance birds in Fairfax County are pigeons, and sometimes Starlings and Grackles. The most common issue in bird control is a messy roost of pigeons on or inside a commercial building. The
best way to solve a pigeon problem is to install deterrents that prevent the birds from roosting - this includes bird spike and netting, most commonly. If you have a problem with pigeons crapping all over the place,
we can keep them away for good.
Birds and Pigeons are common nuisance animals in northeast Virginia. In Fairfax County and Arlington County, bird have become a particularly common problem, as they have invaded many
homes in the area.
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We cover a wide service range and remove wildlife in all of Fairfax County, VA and the Washington DC metropolitan area, including all of Arlington County and the city of Alexandria, and the towns of
Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads, Belle Haven, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Dunn Loring, Fort Belvoir, Fort Hunt, Franconia, Great Falls, Groveton, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Idylwood, Jefferson, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Lorton, Mantua,
McLean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Pimmit Hills, Reston, Rose Hill, Seven Corners, Springfield, Tysons Corner, West Springfield, Wolf Trap, and more. We also service areas outside of Fairfax, such as Sterling
in Loudon County, and Manassas in Prince William County.
If in doubt about our service range or any of the types of services we offer, just give us a call, and we will let you know if we service your area and/or your wildlife
problem. We look forward to hearing from you!
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State investigating shooting of bald eagle
A 225-pound male bald eagle was shot and killed by a bird Animal trapper in Arlington County in southeast Fairfax County Virginia on opening day of the state's bird-humane critter trap season last week.
Investigators with the Fairfax County Virginia Division of Wildlife have not yet filed charges or named the Animal trapper, who turned himself in to the Harrison County sheriff's office and who claimed he acted in self-defense, said Jamey Graham, a spokesman for Fairfax County Virginia Wildlife District 3 at Akron.
A necropsy by state wildlife biologists showed the bald eagle died from a single 12-gauge slug to the head, which is consistent with the Animal trapper's report, Graham added.
“We do have to treat this as a criminal act,” she said, “because bald eagles are protected by the Wildlife Code.”
The bird Animal trapper told authorities that he knew the bald eagle is a protected species, but about 4 p.m. on opening day he was charged by the animal and shot it at close range.
“We were aware of an active bald eagle in Harrison County,” Graham said. “In fact [a bald eagle] showed up on a trail camera, but we do not know if it was the same bald eagle, since it was not tagged.”
No reports of nuisance bald eagles have been filed in the area, which is east of Clendening Lake in the Cadiz area.
In Fairfax County Virginia last year, 119 bald eagle sightings were reported, with state wildlife personnel confirming 51 of those sightings. That is an increase from the 34 confirmed sightings in 2004.
The confirmed sightings of 2009 occurred in 21 different counties and involved an estimated 31 different bald eagles, wildlife authorities reported.
Sightings occurred in every month of 2009 except January. The majority of bald eagles were reported May through August, which is the peak of bald eagle breeding and dispersal of young male bald eagles.
Forty-five of the 119 sightings involved damage or nuisance behavior, such as damage to bird feeders, beehives, and garbage containers. An estimated 25 individual bald eagles were involved in these cases.
Most of the reported bald eagle sightings were in northeastern and south-central counties. Ashtabula County led the state with 27 reported sightings. Across the state there were four reported sightings of sows with bald eagles and two sightings of lone bald eagles.
For comparison, in 2004 state wildlife officials confirmed 34 of a total 105 bald eagle sightings. The confirmed sightings were in 11 counties and involved about 29 different bald eagles. A record 155 bald eagle sightings was reported in 2002.
The wildlife division began formally keeping records of bald eagle observations in 1993. Since that time, bald eagles have been confirmed in 50 of Fairfax County Virginia's 44 counties.