Introduction

This website was created by a Group of Concerned Residents (GCR) of the Eton Square neighborhood, part of the Kingstowne development, located in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. We oppose the presence of poison traps on our property.  This website will provide details and updates regarding this campaign. To be clear: We do not oppose pest control, but the manner in which

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Eton Square Contact Information

Unfortunately, the community has NOT been provided direct contact information for the Board members and we do not have other means of contacting the board members directly. Therefore you may voice your concerns to the Property Manager listed below. Please be advised that there is no guarantee that correspondence sent to the Manager is passed along to the Board.

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The actions of Eton Square Board of Directors Kill Pets, Wildlife and Wastes Community Funds – A Briefing

This statement regards rodent control in Eton Square. To clarify, this is not an objection to rodent control itself, but the manner in which it is being addressed by the Community Manager and the Board of Directors (BOD).  In May 2019, the Community Manager and BOD claimed that Eton Square had a “rat problem”. One resident was asked to remove

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Board Sends Another Notice Regarding “Eton Square Rodent Control Program”

Our thorough response can be found below. —— Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 11:30 am From: Marck Rossy To: Eton Square Subject: Eton Square Rodent Control Program September 3, 2019 Eton Square Residents, The Board of Directors has approved expanding the rodent bait stations program to all 15 buildings on Ellingham Circle.  Four bait stations will be installed outside each building,

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New Pest Control Proposal

Please find below the content of a second proposal submitted by Alexandria Pest Services. Further notes can be found below the content. Discovered on August 9, 2019. This proposal increases the number of bait stations from fifteen (15) to one-hundred twenty (120). The “meeting packet” was not provided to residents or linked to in email. It was located and downloaded

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Board Sends “NOTICE REGARDING PEST CONTROL PROGRAM”

Our thorough response can be found below. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:50 pm From: Marck Rossy To: Eton Square Subject: NOTICE REGARDING PEST CONTROL PROGRAM July 19, 2019 July 20, 2019 NOTICE REGARDING PEST CONTROL PROGRAM On Tuesday, May 14, the management of Eton Square, First Service Residential (FSR), reported to the Board that it had received complaints about rats

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Report of Cease and Desist

One of our resident members reports that they have received a “notice to cease and desist” from Douglas S. Levy of Rees Broome, PC, representing the Eton Square Condomiunium Unit Owners Association. The notice, dated June 29, 2019, contains several accusations. Have you, or someone you know, received a notice from the Board? Let us know in the comments.

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Reports of Board Retaliation

We have received numerous reports from residents concerned about retaliation. Several residents have stated that they have observed a pattern: they submit a property complaint and then immediately receive a violation notice regarding their unit. A number of residents have said that they are hesitant to sign a petition (for anything with regards to Eton Square), for fear of this

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Research

In coming to the decision to place POISON on our home spaces, this group believes that sufficient research or consideration was not done (See Lack of Due Diligence) by the Board or by the Community Manager.

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Lack of Due Diligence

The group has a number of theories regarding the poor handling of this issue. Given that our repeated questions go unanswered, this is what we have to work with. We do not know who originally “reported” a “rat problem”. We do not know how many were “seen”.

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Background Information & Activity Log

The following table is a log of actions prior to the creation of this website, and will be updated. These actions have been compiled from a number of Eton Square residents. Activity Log last updated Thu, Sept 5, 2019. Most recent activity listed last.           Prior to Wed, May 15, 2019 The green space behind Eton

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