What is Wildlife?
- Non-domesticated animals such as bats, bears, frogs, turtles, butterflies, etc…
What is Wildlife Control?
- Preventing, repelling, or controlling nuisance birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and other wildlife not covered by the Rodent Control category (such as the Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Rat).
Do I need a license?
- Yes, any individual performing wildlife control in the District needs to be licensed with DOEE. A short course and exam must be taken to be granted a license. Please contact Natasha Garcia-Anderson at [email protected] to become licensed.
Do I have to register my company?
- Yes, all companies providing wildlife control must register one-time (at no cost) with the DOEE to operate in DC. Note: No reciprocity is offered with neighboring Maryland or Virginia jurisdictions.
What pesticides are permitted to control wildlife?
- Non-lethal means are preferred over lethal means for the control of wildlife.
The following items are not permitted to control wildlife:
- Sticky or glue traps.
- Leg-hold and other body-gripping traps, body crushing traps, snares, or harpoon-type traps.
- Toxicants may not be used to control pigeons, European starlings, or house sparrows.
- Always read a product label information to avoid miss-use.
Are some species omitted from control?
- Yes, wildlife control may not be performed on amphibians or turtles.
Species of Greatest Conservation Need may not be controlled without written permission from the DOEE.