Knowing Your Snakes in Riva

You may not be an ophidiophobic with a full-blown fear of snakes, but next to no one wants one slithering around their Riva home. Possibly the most dangerous thing about snakes is the fact that you do not necessarily know which ones are venomous and which ones are not; trying to remove a snake that you think is harmless on your own could prove disastrous if the snake is actually a venomous variety. Whether you need venomous snake removal or non-venomous snake removal, Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to help. Here are a few tips on knowing your snakes so that you can inform your animal control experts what they’re dealing with from the start. Knowing your non-venomous snakes Of the 27 snakes varieties in Maryland, 25 are non-venomous, so your odds of encountering a non-venomous snake are relatively higher than the alternative. While these snakes cannot kill you with a bite, then can still pose a threat to you and your home if they find their way inside. Snakes enter through openings in the foundation of your home, as well as open pipes and gaps. Because there are so many varieties of non-venomous snakes, it is easier to identify them if you know, in detail, what the venomous varieties are. Knowing your venomous snakes The two venomous snakes in Maryland are the Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake. The Copperhead is well-adapted to blending in with its surroundings; its neutral brown and tan coloring camouflages it against trees and the ground. While Copperheads are not a very aggressive species, they should be treated with caution, as they will bite if they feel threatened. The Timber Rattlesnake is more easily identifiable as it is the only snake in Maryland with a rattle on its tail. Unlike Copperheads, whose venom is not necessarily deadly, the Timber Rattlesnake’s venom is strong enough to cause death if not treated immediately. If you need either non-venomous snake removal or venomous snake removal, do not hesitate to call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control today.   For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at 443-417-3137 or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Dealing with Skunks in Kensington

Dealing with Skunks in Kensington

What’s that smell? If you’re the unlucky homeowner with a skunk on your property, then you might notice the sulfur-like odor that skunks secrete to protect themselves against predators. But you’re not a predator, you just want your home back to yourself! So how can you safely remove skunks from your Kensington home? With the effective skunk control methods from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. While most people can identify a skunk by the smell, skunks can also cause other damages to your home that necessitate skunk removal. Skunks burrow and live in dens in the wild; in and around your home, skunks might choose to burrow under crawl spaces and decks, or they could simply dig up your yard. No matter where the skunk is living, if it’s near your home, it’s too close.

 Skunk trapping and removal

The most effective way to deal with skunks is through live skunk trapping. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control’s team of professionals can set multiple traps near the points of entry and skunk den sites around your home so that the animals can be captured. We specialize in traps that safely contain skunks until they can be released back into their natural habitat, sufficiently far from your home. Once the existing skunks have been removed, then the process of skunk exclusion can begin, Exclusion is a kind of skunk control that prevents the skunks from re-entering the formerly weak points in your home; skunk-proof exclusion barriers can block off those same crawl spaces and areas under decks that were once home to a skunk. Are you looking for a way to safely, humanely remove skunks from your Kensington home? Call the skunk control experts from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control today to speak to one of our specialists.

For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at 443-417-3137 or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Bat Removal in Takoma Park

Bat Removal in Takoma Park

If you live in Takoma Park, you may find that you aren’t living alone. Bats can easily find their way into your home and establish their roosting sites there. It is important, when dealing with bats in homes, to recognize the great risk they pose to you and your family’s health and that calling a bat control and removal expert is your best course of action to take.

How do bats get in to your home?

Like any wild animal, bats look for a certain kind of environment in which to nest. Your attic provides an ideal spot for bats: it is dark, contained, and resembles the caves and hollow trees that they typically prefer. Vent covers, loose shingles and sidings, chimneys, flues, and attic rooflines all provide points of entry for bats to find their way in to your home.

 What diseases and parasites are associated with bats?

Bat removal and bat control is so important because bats carry with them a number of harmful diseases. Chief among these is rabies; a bite from a rabid bat could easily infect a human, and untreated rabies can lead to death within a week of the bite occurring. Another disease associated with bats is histoplasmosis, a lung disease that can be spread through fungus in bat guano. As far as parasites are concerned, bats carry both bat bugs and bed bugs, which bite and feed on blood. If you discover that there are bats in your home, then the safest thing to do to avoid injury or disease is to call a bat removal expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our team can safely identify bat roosting sites, remove all bats, and clean the infested area so that you and your family are no longer at any health risk.

For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at 443-417-3137 or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services.   Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

The Importance of Wildlife Control in Cecil County

The Importance of Wildlife Control in Cecil County

From a bat in your attic to a snake slithering around your basement, no one likes uninvited animal guests in their home. Wild animals are dangerous for many reasons: their behavior is unpredictable, they are unused to humans, and they can carry many different kinds of diseases and parasites. If you need wildlife removal in your Cecil County home, do it the safe way; call the professionals from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. There are many advantages to commercial animal control, not the least of which is your safety. Professional wildlife control experts can take care of wild animals in your home without putting you and your family at risk, while at the same time ensuring that future risks are avoided as well. We at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control use a number of strategies to protect your home from wild animals. Live trapping is a humane method of safe animal control that allows us to release the animal back into its natural habitat without harming it. But removing the wild animal from your home is only the first step. Wildlife control includes not only wildlife removal, but removing the cause of it. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control will work with you to prevent further wildlife infestation with comprehensive inspections. We can identify points of entry and secure them against animals, using animal-proof chimney caps and vent covers. The best way to avoid the risk of facing a wild animal in your home is by eliminating any opportunity it has to find its way in. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control knows that your Cecil County home can be kept safe through our animal control methods. Are you experiencing a squirrel infestation, raccoon problem, or any other issue with wild animals in your home? Call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife today to get the help you need.

For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at 443-417-3137 or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services.   Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Hanover Raccoon Threats

Hanover Raccoon Threats

When it comes to keeping your Hanover home clean and safe for your family, you will probably do almost anything. Parents and homeowners try to consider every possible threat that could occur against their home and ways to prevent and deter these threats. But have you ever considered the threat wildlife poses to your home and family? One of the creature that poses the biggest threat to your Hanover home is the raccoon. The raccoon poses several threats to your home and family like:

  • Yard Damage- Raccoons can destroy a yard with their constant activity along with a developing raccoon latrine. This is an area where raccoons return to use the bathroom, creating a breeding ground for disease and bacteria.
  • Home Damage- Raccoons can cause serious damage to your home’s structure. As raccoons continue to come and go from your Hanover home, damage is done to your roof, sidings, and walls. Damage is also caused by the droppings and urine of raccoons.
  • Human Health- Raccoon feces can carry raccoon roundworm, a larva that can attack the central nervous system. Raccoons are also known carriers of rabies, which can be fatal to humans if left untreated.
  • Pet Health- Rabies and raccoon roundworm can also be hazardous to your domestic pets. Left untreated, both can be fatal in dogs and cats.

At Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, we specialize in the humane removal of raccoons from your Hanover home. We are also able to identify entrance ways raccoons used to enter your home, while closing them to prevent future infestation of racoons. For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at 443-417-3137 or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind.Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game.

Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.