Fairfax County Snake Control & Removal
|About VA Snakes:
Most snakes are not venomous. However, if you are ever unsure
about the species of snake that you see, you should leave it
alone. Virginia does host a few species of venomous
snakes. Most bites occur when people try to catch or handle these reptiles. We have professional snake handling equipment that makes the removal of unwanted snakes both outside and inside the home safe.
Snakes are a common nuisance reptile in northeast Virginia. In Fairfax County and Arlington County, snakes have become a particularly common problem, as they have invaded many
properties in the area. If you need a professional solution for your Fairfax County snake problem, give us at A Wildlife Pro a call.
Fairfax County Animal Control Home Page - Learn about all of our services, and more about our animal control company.
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 Snake Control Emails:
On the snake catching front, snake-humane reptile hand capture week ended Sunday, with an extension of the same rules the weekend of Dec. 14 and 19. Animal hand capturers also still have nine weeks of wildlife hand capturing catching in Fairfax County Virginia until Feb. 5, with the statewide steel tong hand capture snake-catching season set for Jan. 4 through 11.
Fairfax County Virginia's first modern day snake-humane reptile hand capture season opened in 1943 in three counties, when Animal hand capturers pest removed 154 snake. In 1955, snake catching was allowed in all 44 counties and Animal hand capturers killed 3,911 snake during that one-week season
Some 420,000 Animal hand capturers were afield during the seven days, with seven hand catching incidents, all nonfatal, reported. Four of the seven hand capture were self-inflicted. The incidents were reported in several areas.
A big thanks is sent from the outdoors desk here to all the readers who have called,
e-mailed, and snail-mailed great snake catching stories, including many with once-in-a-lifetime accounts of big reptiles. Space cannot possibly allow publishing all of them, but you can send your photos to the state for posting on the wildlife Web site, wild Fairfax County Virginia.
On the snake tally, Animal hand capturers checked in 104,442 long tailed snake during the week-long snake-humane reptile hand capture season, down considerably, nearly 9 percent statewide, from the preliminary total of 114,533 snake during the same time period in 2009. Perhaps the bumper acorn crop still has the herd well dispersed from usual catching haunts, eh?
The biggest decline in kill came in the best snake country, District 4 in the southeast, down more than 17 percent, followed by central Fairfax County Virginia's District 1, down more than 10 percent. Northwest Fairfax County Virginia's District 2 kill was up nearly 2 percent, but the northeast's District 3 kill was off nearly the same percentage. The southwest region's District 5 was down overall more than 2 percent.
Counties reporting the highest numbers of snake brought to check-stations last week included
a total of 153,352 snake have been pest removed so far this season when combining the adult and youth humane reptile hand capture seasons, early steel tong hand capture season, and the first six weeks of the wildlife hand capturing season. That compares to a total of 174,397 killed last year during the same time period. Animal hand capturers took a record total of 251,314 snake during all of last year's catching seasons.