Annapolis Raccoon Removal From an Attic

Annapolis Raccoon Removal From an Attic

Our Annapolis raccoon removal technicians received a call last week about roof damage and attic noise in an Annapolis home located on Carrollton Rd. Upon inspection, we found a mother raccoon that had been living in the attic for quite some time, judging by the damage. She damaged fascia boards in several places and ripped up parts of the attic insulation. You can see the extent of the damage above.

We captured the nuisance raccoon in a live trap, cleaned up the attic and repaired the damage. Thankfully, the damage wasn’t too serious—trust us, we’ve seen worse—and was covered by the homeowner’s insurance policy. Keep in mind that not all insurance policies cover raccoon damage, which is good coverage to have in Maryland where raccoons are abundant. Check with your provider to determine what’s covered under your policy.

How Raccoons Get Into Your Attic

As you can see from the above photos, raccoons don’t have to wait till a hole opens up—they can make one on their own. Many older homes in Anne Arundel County have rotten soffits and fascia boards that a raccoon can easily break with its strong arms. This is one of the reasons to not delay repairs if you see the edges of your roof starting to crumble away. Another way raccoons gain access to your home is through unscreened or weak gable vents. As a part of wildlife-proofing a home, we always install durable vent covers that withstand both the weather and any unwanted visitors.

How Does Raccoon Damage Go Unnoticed?

How can you not notice a hole in your fascia board? Easily! Most homeowners don’t inspect the exteriors of their homes very often, not to mention the roof and the attic. Also, in summer, we tend to leave for vacations, which means leaving your home for a week or two with minimal or no supervision. This creates numerous opportunities for a crafty animal such as a raccoon to enter your home unnoticed. Always inspect your home when you return from a vacation to make sure there were no wildlife intrusions in your absence.

I Think I Have a Raccoon in My Attic

If you suspect you might have a raccoon problem, first of all stay calm and act fast. The sooner you get help, the less damage and cleanup you’ll have to deal with later. Whatever you do, don’t go to the attic and try to confront a raccoon with a broom or any other household item. Raccoons can carry rabies and can also be aggressive when approached, especially if they are protecting their young. The best thing to do is leave the raccoon alone and call our Anne Arundel wildlife control experts. We are trained in finding and capturing raccoons with minimal stress and harm to both you and the animal. Contact us today for raccoon removal in Maryland.

Ground Hog Removal: Is it Important?

Ground Hog Removal: Is it Important?

Gambrills residents have probably seen a ground hog or two from time to time around the area. While ground hogs are cute to look at from far away and are excellent meteorologists, they can cause quite the problem for homeowners in Gambrills. Ground hogs cause a lot of their damage through digging and chewing. Ground hogs tend to burrow underground to create their homes, and this means burrowing within your Gambrills yard. Groundhogs will enter your yard and begin to burrow under sheds, decks, and gardens. Because these tunnels can reach up to 50 feet long and can go as deep as 10 feet, they can cause the soil surrounding your yard structures to become unstable. Ground hogs tend to also chew on almost anything they find. This means your plants, equipment, and wires are left vulnerable should a ground hog stumble upon them. Ground hogs can also cause problems in the roadways. Ground hogs are known to dart out into the middle of streets like other wild animals, leaving drivers at risk for major accidents. If a ground hog is struck by a vehicle, their carcass can attract other animals and create a bigger obstacle for drivers. If you believe you have a ground hog in your Gambrills home, never try to harm the animal. Ground hogs are fairly gentle creatures, but can always attack if provoked. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle ground hog control situations in the Gambrills area. If wildlife finds a way into your Gambrills 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 ground hog removal and control services for the Gambrills 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+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

Why my Annapolis Home?

Why my Annapolis Home?

Wildlife is known to live throughout the Annapolis area and most Annapolis residents have grown used to seeing certain animals throughout their day. However, these animals aren’t so easy to live with once they find their way into Annapolis homes. When wildlife makes its way into an Annapolis home, the homeowner is typically left wondering why their house was a target. Here are some reasons why wildlife is choosing your Annapolis home.

  • Wildlife may be attracted to your Annapolis home because of food sources within your yard. To prevent this from happening, Annapolis homeowners should avoid keeping open food and standing water outdoors. This means securing your trash in proper receptacles, cleaning up after your pets, and feeding your pets indoors. If you prefer feeding your pets outdoors, avoid leaving their food outside for long periods of time.
  • You have open access to your home for every kind of creature. Firewood piled against your home and tree branches near your roof provides wildlife with a way to access your home. Uncapped chimneys and vents provide spaces for winged creatures to use to enter your Annapolis home. Holes and cracks in your roof, siding, and foundation are also areas that wildlife can use to access your home.
  • Your home has space for animals to nest. Clutter that includes clothes and boxes are perfect for rodents and squirrels to use for their nests. Rafters and soffits also provide homes for bats and birds.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle wildlife control situations in the Annapolis area. If wildlife finds a way into your Annapolis 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 removal and control services for the Annapolis 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+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

How to Deter Rodents

How to Deter Rodents

During the colder months of winter, many Annapolis homeowners are noticing an influx of rodents in their neighborhoods, and sometimes in their actual Annapolis home. This is because the cold temperatures and possible snow fall forces rodents to find warm and dry shelter, which is the occasion basement or attic of an Annapolis homeowner. While dealing with rodents is sometime unavoidable, there are ways for Annapolis homeowners to deter the critters from entering their home.

  1. Remove their food- Rodents will keep returning to your home if they know they can find food. You can deter rodents from entering your Annapolis home by removing any possible sources of food. This includes cleaning out your cat litter regularly and removing pet food once your animals are done eating. Crumbs and spills should also be cleaned immediately and open food should never be left out, especially overnight.
  2. Remove their home- Rodents tend to create their nests in cluttered areas that help them feel safe. Deter rodents from your home be eliminating clutter within your home and your yard. This means removing trash, boxes, and piles of wood from your home and yard to remove possible hiding places for the rodents.
  3. Remove their entrance- Rodents tend to enter your Annapolis home from cracks in the foundation along with open vents. Seal these entrance points with mesh coverings and cement to keep rodents out of your home.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle rodent control situations in the Annapolis area. If wildlife finds a way into your Annapolis 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 rodent removal and control services for the Annapolis 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+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

Removing Skunk Odors

Removing Skunk Odors

During the winter months, many Annapolis residents will find that local wildlife is constantly attempting to enter their home for warmth. While some creatures are more harmful than others, you never want to keep wildlife in your home. As soon as you find evidence of wildlife in your Annapolis home, it is important to call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control immediately. However, with some animals such as the skunk, the damage can already occur to your home before our professionals can arrive. If you find that your Annapolis home has fallen victim to skunk odors, consider these methods to remove the skunk odors from your home.

Skunk Odors in your Home

  1. Fans- As soon as you notice skunk odors in your Annapolis home, turn on your fans. Preventing air movement within your home will only allow the skunk odors to be absorbed within your fabric and carpet fibers, making them more difficult to remove.
  2. Filters- Removing and replacing the air filters within your HVAC system will help to eliminate the skunk odors from your home. If these filters remain the same, they could continuously spread the skunk odors throughout your home every time your system kicks on. Replacing the filters will also help best before you attempt to clean the rest of your home, since it is eliminating a major source of the contaminants.
  3. Shampoo- Use a carpet cleaning shampoo to help eliminate the skunk odors trapped within your carpet fibers. You can also use a steam cleaner to clean your carpets as well.
  4. Windows- Simply opening a few windows within your Annapolis home can help circulate fresh air and help eliminate the skunk odors.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle skunk control situations in the Annapolis area. If wildlife finds a way into your Annapolis 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 skunk removal and control services for the Annapolis 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+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.

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ANNAPOLIS HOME OWNERS HARASSED BY SQUIRRELS

ANNAPOLIS HOME OWNERS HARASSED BY SQUIRRELS

Anne Arundel County squirrel removal experts and Anne Arundel County wildlife control professionals are receiving hundreds of calls every week from Annapolis, Maryland home owners who are hearing scratching noises coming from the attic or lights flickering on and off because squirrels chewed on electric wiring in the attic or squirrels are nesting in the chimney. Annapolis home owners also ask the squirrel experts “How do I get squirrels out of my attic?” The best solution to a squirrel infestation in the attic is to call Annapolis squirrel control experts at 443-417-3137.  Annapolis squirrel removal professionals will inspect your attic and roofline to determine the most effective cores of action for resolving the squirrel problem in the attic.

Squirrels can be quite relentless so Anne Arundel County squirrel control experts will often recommend squirrel trapping as a first step in the squirrel eviction process. It is important to keep squirrels out of the attic so after the Anne Arundel County animal control professionals remove squirrels from the attic the roof repair professionals at 240-599-6815 will repair squirrel damage or repair damage caused by squirrels including roof repair, vinyl siding repair, chimney cap installation, soffit repair, gutter repair. If squirrels are living in the attic for a few months or more they may have urinated and defecated all over your attic insulation and you may need an attic clean out and new insulation installation installed. If you need an attic cleanup or squirrel poop cleanup call Anne Arundel Control attic clean out professionals or Annapolis animal feces cleanup professionals at 240-599-6815. Squirrels are a known fire hazard because they chew on electrical wiring in attic. If you have any questions or concerns about squirrels chewing on electrical wiring in your attic visit the Annapolis Fire Department at 620 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 or call their non-emergency number at 410-263-1116 or visit their website.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle most wildlife situations in the Anne Arundel County area. Our technicians use only the most humane techniques and methods when removing and controlling wildlife, especially squirrels in Anne Arundel County.

To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for humane squirrel removal, 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.

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