Importance of Potomac Skunk Removal

Importance of Potomac Skunk Removal

Most of us have experienced the foul smell of skunk while driving down the road. Some of us have even experienced the frightful sight of a skunk, dreading the possibility of being sprayed. Skunks have a tendency to hide under houses, decks, sheds, cabins, and storage buildings. Nobody wants to have to deal with a skunk invasion on their property, so it’s important to hire a company who can assist you with skunk removal. But first, how do you know if you have a skunk problem?   You can tell if you have a few skunks as neighbors if you frequently spot a black bushy tail. Be warned: this is not a black squirrel. Skunks are well known as having a white stripe down their backs. If you see a skunk and it begins stomping its feet, get as far away as possible; they can spray up to 15 feet! Another sign of nearby skunks is if you frequently smell that foul odor.   So why should you have skunks removed from your property? While skunks can be helpful in keeping rodents and insects away, many of them can carry rabies and are a danger to your pets and children. Because most skunks act at night, you definitely want to call animal control if you see a skunk in the daytime; it could be a sign of a rabies infection. Skunks can also damage your property while trying to sneak into your basement or crawl space. In addition, they can cause unwanted holes in your lawn and make a mess of the trash in your trashcans.   If you think you have a skunk problem at your Potomac home, don’t try to solve it on your own. You run the risk of being bitten or sprayed and having to deal with the awful smell. It’s best to call a skunk removal professional who can also give you tips and tricks about how to prevent a skunk problem in the future. For more information about skunk removal, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained to properly handle local wildlife, especially those infected with rabies. We use humane removal and control methods that eliminate any potential to harm to both humans and the wildlife. If you need help, you can reach us by calling 410-417-3137 or by visiting our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

Source: http://www.crittercontrol.com/services/skunk-removal.html

Preparing for Baltimore’s Winter Squirrel Invasion

Many residence in communities around Baltimore such as Towson, Ruxton, Reisterstown, White Marsh, Overlea, Pikesville, Parkville, Garrison, Lutherville-Timonium, and Cockeysville have a squirrel problem in the fall and winter. During the fall and winter gray squirrels live in attics, chimneys and crawl spaces and Baltimore squirrel control professionals receive hundreds of calls from frantic homeowners asking “How to get squirrels out of an attic” or “How to get squirrels out of a chimney”. The best way to learn how to get rid of squirrels in an attic or how to get rid of squirrels in a chimney is to contact Baltimore squirrel removal professionals or Baltimore pest control professionals at 443-417-3137.

The Baltimore wildlife control experts will review with you the process of humane squirrel trapping. They will also review with you how to repairing damages caused by squirrels to ensure that the squirrels can’t get back in. The most effective course of action to stop squirrels from damaging your home is to have a Baltimore squirrel control expert conduct a squirrel inspection to identify the entry points and install one way doors to get squirrels out of the attic. Once the trapping and removal of squirrels is complete then the Baltimore squirrel removal experts will repair all damage caused by squirrels to prevent squirrels from re-entering the attic. Squirrel control and squirrel removal is important to prevent future squirrel damage. Squirrels can be very destructive critters causing damage to soffit boards, rake boards, vents, dormer pockets, electrical wiring, chimneys, roofs and much more. The most dangerous damage a squirrel can cause is fire damage. Squirrels cause 25,000 to 30,000 homes each year to burn down because they chew on electrical wiring in attics. If you have any questions about the fire hazards squirrel cause visit the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company at 11210 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 or call their non-emergency number at 410-887-1851 or visit their webpage at cvfc.org. If you find yourself dealing with a squirrel invasion, do not approach the animals. Instead, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained to properly handle local wildlife, especially squirrels. We use humane removal and control methods that eliminate any potential to harm to both humans and the wildlife. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for removal and control services for a squirrel invasion, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

Does That Potomac Raccoon Have Rabies?

Does That Potomac Raccoon Have Rabies?

If you live in the Potomac area, or any area of Montgomery County, you are no stranger to wildlife. While raccoons are common mammals in the area, many Potomac residents may fail to realize their ability to carry and transmit rabies. If you came across a Potomac raccoon, would you be able to determine if it had rabies?

Symptoms of Rabies in a Potomac Raccoon

  1. The Potomac raccoon will appear sick overall. Just like humans, you can typically tell by looking at an animal if they are feeling well or not.
  2. The animal is making strange and alarming noises. While raccoons will “talk” to one another, an individual raccoon should not be making loud noises.
  3. The raccoon will be foaming out the mouth profusely.
  4. The Potomac raccoon is unable to walk properly. This is because they are unable to move one or more of their legs, preventing them from moving.
  5. The raccoon appears disoriented and overall confused. It seems to not know where it is, and may appear “intoxicated” while trying to walk.

There are other two symptoms that could be linked to the Potomac raccoon having rabies, but they are not guaranteed symptoms. Some people assume that when a raccoon is seeing during daytime hours that it has rabies. While this could be an indicator, there is also a great chance that the raccoon is healthy. Another possible indicator is if the raccoon appears to be unafraid of a human presence. While this used to be a sure sign of rabies, raccoons have become very comfortable with human contact.

Potomac Raccoon Control

If you find a Potomac raccoon that is displaying symptoms of rabies, do not approach the animal. Instead, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained to properly handle local wildlife, especially those infected with rabies. We use humane removal and control methods that eliminate any potential to harm to both humans and the wildlife. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for removal and control services for a Potomac raccoon that potentially has rabies, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook. Sources: http://www.raccoonatticguide.com/rabies-vector.html

What to Do with Big Brown Bats in Bethesda

There is plenty of wildlife throughout the Bethesda area along with the rest of Montgomery County. As the winter months grow closer to us, Bethesda residents will tend to see a decrease in wildlife activity as many animals hibernate during the colder months of the year. Birds and bats tend to hibernate or migrate as the weather grows colder, which means less home invasions by the winged animals, or at least that’s what residents will think. However, as bats, like big brown bats, begin to look for warmer habitats, they could find themselves in your Bethesda home. While big brown bats may scare Bethesda residents, they are overall harmless and a benefit to our ecosystem.

Big Brown Bats

  1. Big brown bats are known for being one of the largest bats in America.
  2. These bats can reach flying speeds of 40 mph.
  3. Big brown bats are active during colder months because of their extra hair that keeps them warm.
  4. When these bats decide to hibernate, they choose areas such as buildings, attics, caves, and mines.
  5. Big brown bats are very common throughout the nation and can survive in almost any habitat.
  6. The diet of a big brown consists of mainly flying insects such as flies, moths, wasps. Their strong jaw also allows them to consume beetles.
  7. Raccoons, snakes, cats, and owls are the main predators of the big brown bat. These predators will also eat the pups of the big brown bat should they fall from the nest.

Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control and Big Brown Bats

Should big brown bats find themselves in your Bethesda home, there is never a reason to harm them. However, it is also always best to call a humane wildlife control specialist to handle the bats for you. Big brown bats can cause damage to your home from their constant activity and their droppings. Bats can also carry parasites and diseases that can be harmful to both humans and their pets. Should you find evidence of big brown bats in your Bethesda home or business, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for removal and control services for big brown bats in Bethesda, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.   Sources: http://dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Plants_Wildlife/bats/batsinhome.asp https://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/bats/Big%20Brown%20Bat.php

Lutherville-Timonium Squirrels Living in Residential Attics

Lutherville-Timonium Squirrels Living in Residential Attics

It’s that time of the year once again when homeowners in Lutherville and Timonium are hearing noises in the attic or they are hearing scratching noises in the attic caused by invasive Lutherville-Timonium squirrels. Hundreds of residents in Lutherville and Timonium are wondering “How to get squirrels out of the attic”.  The most effective method is to call the Baltimore County Wildlife Experts (443-417-3137) and inquire about their humane squirrel trapping in Baltimore solution and their Lutherville-Timonium squirrel damage repair techniques. Squirrel control in Lutherville and Timonium can be tricky if it’s not done properly. It’s important to trap and remove squirrels that are living in the attic instead of luring every squirrel in your neighborhood to your rooftop. After the squirrel trapping is complete then the squirrel damage repair must be done to prevent other animals from getting in the attic.

Lutherville-Timonium Squirrels

The longer period of time that squirrels are in the attic of your Lutherville-Timonium home the more damage squirrels can create. Damage caused by squirrels can be extensive. Squirrels will chew through wood and lite gauge metals around your roof to gain entry into your attic. The most common areas that squirrels chew holes through around the rooftop is the fascia board, soffit board, apexes, and gable vents. Not only does the squirrel cause damage but rain water and melting snow will get into the holes that the squirrels chewed through causing water damage inside your home and mold will spread throughout the moist areas. If you have squirrels living in the attic contact the Lutherville-Timonium animal control professionals at 443-417-3137. Chimneys are another favorite den site for squirrels. Chimneys that do not have a squirrel proof chimney cap installed on the top are easily accessed by squirrels. Squirrels often have their babies in the chimney behind the damper on top of the fire box. If squirrels are living in the chimney do not start a fire because the smoke will overwhelm the squirrels causing them to die in the chimney and the extraction of the dead squirrels can be much more difficult and expensive then getting them out alive. It may also create a fire hazard when the nesting materials that the squirrels brought into the chimney flu catch fire. In some cases the nesting material is so deep that it causes the smoke to back up into the house. To learn more about the fire hazards squirrels can create contact the Lutherville Fire Department at their non-emergency number 410-887-7778 or visit them at 1609 Bellona Ave., Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 or visit their website at www.lvfc.com .

Lutherville-Timonium Squirrels with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control

To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for removal and control services for Lutherville-Timonium squirrels, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.