Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Washington DC! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Washington DC District of Columbia. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected
in Washington DC as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take
great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection,
to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed.
We are fully District of Columbia licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 202-754-8770. We look forward to hearing from you.
Is it legal for me to trap a raccoon? - Raccoons on your property or in your home can be a real problem. These creatures are messy and bring disease that can be very dangerous to everyone in your household, including your pets. Illnesses such as rabies plus the fact that they carry a host of parasites make it imperative that you keep these creatures away from your home. It is a must.
Many choose the humane option of trapping the raccoon to move it to another location, but they worry if their humanity may get them into legal trouble. They wonder if it is acceptable for them to actually trap a raccoon, so here is a guide to help you to decide.
The truth is that most places allow raccoon trapping without an issue, but that depends. The intent of the trap is what truly matters most. If you are trapping solely to move the raccoon to another location then you are most likely in good shape legally. No one is going to worry if you trap one, throw the trap in the back of your truck, haul the raccoon to the woods and let it go. No one is injured by this and so it usually acceptable.
The sticky part of these depends on if you intend to kill the raccoon after trapping. Then you may find yourself in a bit of trouble. The killing of a raccoon is acceptable in a majority of states, but there are a few places, including Washington, D.C., where it is not. Killing of non-commercial animals is considered a crime, and you can be heavily fined for this.
You have to also consider that in some areas you have to take all precautions to ensure the safety of the raccoon once it is trapped. If, for instance, you trap the raccoon, and then it is eaten by another animal that finds the caged critter a tempting treat, you can be punished for that. It will be viewed like you intentionally set the trap to put the raccoon at risk and you could be punished for this.
If you decide that you want to trap a raccoon the most sensible thing to do would be to ask your local animal control person. They will know exactly what is permissible to do, and will help you to avoid getting into legal problems. Honestly, animal rights groups can get a little crazy at times, and this is a problem you simply want to avoid getting yourself into.
If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Washington DC pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 202-754-8770 for complete wildlife removal in Washington DC. We look forward to hearing from you!