Naturally your pet may cross paths with a variety of wildlife animals, but how can you protect your pet from the unpredictable and sometimes dangerous nature of wildlife? There are two key aspects of protecting your pets from wildlife predators and potential diseases: control and removal. Wildlife control Controlling wildlife’s interactions with your pet is key to protecting your pet from any possibly dangerous situations. Prevention is always the best way to avoid the presence of wildlife as much as possible. You can prevent or slow the presence of wildlife by modifying both your backyard habitat and your pet’s behaviors. Your yard may be the perfect habitat for just the wildlife you’re trying to get rid of or prevent and you may not even know it. Changing your backyard’s landscape to feature less shelter may significantly help in decreasing the presence of wildlife. Reducing the number of places to hide will also hinder a wildlife predator from its daily routine and help to protect your pets. Depending on the type of wildlife you are trying to deter from your home and ultimately from your pets, it can be effective to put down a repellent. Repellents can be especially effective for wildlife control of birds. Another avenue of wildlife control is to remove the prey. Modifying the behavior of your pet keeps your furry sidekick safer and can over time decrease the presence of wildlife predators. Eventually they will realize there is nothing to prey after anymore. By keeping your pet indoors or even inside a secure fence it can keep the interaction with potentially dangerous wildlife limited. Barriers, in general, can obviously do a lot for wildlife control as it serves as a deterrent for any wild animal. A sturdy fence is the key to keeping wildlife out, but it has to be built with the right type of wildlife in mind. Coyotes, for example, require a much taller fence than smaller wildlife species. Wildlife removal Sometimes prevention and wildlife control is too little too late and the wildlife may be too out of control to effectively control the situation. This is where bringing in the professionals is necessary for successful wildlife removal to protect your pets. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle wildlife control and removal situations in the Baltimore County area. If wildlife finds a way into your Baltimore County home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations. All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for wildlife control and removal services for the Baltimore County area, 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+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.