Fairfax County Mouse and Rat Control & Removal
|About Rats: The rats in Virginia are Roof Rats (rattus rattus)
or Norway Rats (rattus Norvigius).
They commonly enter homes and attics, and can be heard at night
scampering across the ceiling or up and down the walls. They are
common disease vectors, and as rodents, they pose a threat with
their chewing. Chewing on electrical wires can create a fire
hazard. The only way to solve a rat problem is by finding and
sealing all points of entry shut. Never use poison for rat
control! This only creates a bigger problem in the end!
Rats and mice are common nuisance rodents in northeast Virginia. In Fairfax County and Arlington County, rats 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!
Fairfax County Rat Control News:
Rodents may be caught on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until April 10.
Mouse and rat trappers also will have late season opportunities when rodent season reopens Dec. 27-Jan. 1. Trapping hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, and the daily limit is 15.
Mice and rats Mouse and rat trappers have plenty of catching opportunities to pursue from December into March. Mouse and rat trappers can take Big Norway Rat and white-fronted Norway Rat during the following upcoming seasons: Atlantic Population Zone, Dec. 21-Jan. 29; Southern Catching Zone, Dec. 13-Jan. 25; and Resident Zone, from Dec. 14-Feb. 19.
Statewide snow rodent season runs until Feb. 19, after which the conservation season runs from Feb. 19 through April 15. In addition to all required licenses, conservation season snow rodent Mouse and rat trappers must obtain a free critter license from the Game Commission website. Norway Rat conservation Mouse and rat trappers also may use electronic calls and decoys, as well as catch from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
For details on mice bag limits in each of the zones, please consult the Fairfax County Virginia 2010-11 Guide to Migratory Game Norway Rat Catching, which is available on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Migratory Game Norway Rat" in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column of the homepage.
In addition to a regular Fairfax County Virginia catching license, persons 15 and older must have a Federal Migratory Norway Rat and Conservation Stamp, commonly referred to as a "Mice and rats Stamp" to catch mice and rats. Regardless of age, Mouse and rat trappers also must have a Fairfax County Virginia Migratory Game Norway Rat License to catch mice and rats and other migratory Norway Rats, including rodents. All migratory game Norway Rat Mouse and rat trappers in the United States are required to complete a Pest removal Information Program survey when they purchase a state migratory game Norway Rat license. The survey information is then forwarded to the USFWS.
Mouse and rat trappers can check traffic and road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of roadways by simply calling 511 or logging onto the Department of Transportation's website before heading out to participate in any of the late seasons.
"Fairfax County Virginia's official travel information service," , Game Commission executive director. "This service provides travelers with reliable, current traffic and weather information. This site enables Mouse and rat trappers to check on the status of road conditions before heading out during the winter catching and trapping seasons."
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