Wildlife Control and Removal to Protect Your Pets

Wildlife Control and Removal to Protect Your Pets

Naturally, your pet may cross paths with a variety of wildlife animals. 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. Read on to learn how Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control can help you with wildlife control and removal to protect your pets.

Wildlife Control And Removal By Modifying Your Yard

Controlling wildlife’s interactions with your pet is key to protecting your pet from any possibly dangerous situations. using prevention methods is always the best way to avoid the presence of wildlife as much as possible in or around your home. This way, you can prevent or slow the presence of wildlife to ensure the safety of your family and your pets. Modifying both your backyard habitat and your pet’s behaviors is a good way to do this. Your yard may be the perfect habitat for the wildlife you are trying to get rid of or prevent. Therefore, you should make some changes in your backyard to ensure that your yard does not become a habitat.

Changing your backyard’s landscape to feature less shelter may significantly help in decreasing the presence of wildlife. Reducing the number of places that wildlife can hide will also hinder a wildlife predator from its daily routine and help to protect your pets.

Wildlife Repellant And Barriers

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. This can decrease the presence of wildlife predators over time. Eventually, they will realize there is nothing to prey after anymore. By keeping your pet indoors or even inside a secure fence, you can ensure that you will 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 a key to keeping wildlife out, but you must build it with the right type of wildlife in mind. Coyotes, for example, require a much taller fence than smaller wildlife species.

Wildlife Removal By Professionals

Sometimes, wildlife may be too out of control to effectively control the situation through prevention techniques. This is where you may need professionals to successfully remove wildlife 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.

Contact Us For Wildlife Control and Removal to Protect Your Pets

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 [Direct] 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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Groundhog Trapping in Potomac

Groundhog Trapping in Potomac

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control has been responding to calls for groundhog removal in Potomac for the past 15 years. This year they are receiving a record number of calls for groundhog trapping in Potomac. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control uses humane techniques that have been proven to work. Pest control companies in Potomac are great at taking care of bug problems but they don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. When it comes to groundhog control in Potomac Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the “go to” experts.

How To Get Rid Of Groundhogs 

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is a full service company for groundhog removal in Potomac. They do groundhog trapping in Potomac as well as exclusion and groundhog damage repair. After a few weeks of failure many of the homeowners in Potomac that have tried to do groundhog trapping on their own realize they don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. They windup calling one of the many pest control companies in Potomac instead of a nuisance wildlife control company like Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. Groundhogs are very clever animals and they survive by being cautious and constantly aware of their surroundings. Groundhog control in Potomac is not as easy as it sounds and usually requires a professional. The groundhog trapping expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control received a call last Saturday from three neighbors. These neighbors lived next to each other off of Iron Gate Road Potomac 20854. One of the homeowners has lived there for the past 20 years and has never seen a groundhog until last May. four weeks ago two of the homeowners saw six groundhogs at one time in their back yards. Instead of calling a company that provides groundhog removal in Potomac they called one of the over priced and under experienced nation wide pest control companies in Potomac that they have a monthly bug service contract with.

Be Careful Who You Hire

Needless to say the nationwide pest control company in Potomac charged all three homeowners the full groundhog trapping in Potomac price even though the homes were next to each other.  No groundhogs was trapped during the two weeks that the pest control company had traps set. The exterminator from the pest control company never re-baited the traps or moved them in attempt to trap one of the six groundhogs. The homeowners paid for two weeks of groundhog trapping. The exterminator called the homeowners at the end of the second week to advise them that they would be charged additional fees if the traps were left out.  All three homeowners said “no thanks”.

Hiring The Right Company

Groundhog trapping in Potomac is a common necessity. A homeowner around the corner advised them to call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. The next day the groundhog trapping expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control set traps with fresh bait in all three yards. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control only charged one fee which all three homeowners split since they were next to each other. The groundhog trapping expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control successfully trapped all six groundhogs by the second day of trapping.

Repairing The Damage

After the groundhog trapping was complete the groundhog expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control was able to seal the groundhog holes. The homeowner in the middle had an in-ground pool. Three of the groundhog holes were against the pool which means the groundhogs had dug tunnels under the pool. Unfortunately the pool had a small crack in the bottom and it was leaking. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control was able to pump a sealant down through the groundhog tunnel which stopped the pool from leaking. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control filled in the remaining holes and proved once again that they know how to get rid of Groundhogs. Groundhogs removal in Potomac cost homeowners millions in damage repairs each year. These damages include pools, foundations, walkways, and much more. Pest control companies in Potomac often take advantage of homeowners who don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. If you are in need of groundhog trapping in Potomac give the groundhog control experts at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at 443-417-3137.

Snake Drives Owings Mills Couple Out

Snake Drives Owings Mills Couple Out

Even though it’s still early in the spring season snakes are already on the prowl. As the average daily temperatures climb higher more and more snakes will rise from hibernation. Food is the first thing on a snakes mind when they wake up from their long winter’s nap. Some snake species eat insects like crickets, some eat earthworms and some eat rodents like mice and small rats. However, all snake species seek out their food by following the scent trail of whatever it is they feed on. Most homes that snakes are found to have a mouse problem. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the leading snake removal company in Owings Mills. During inspections, their snake removal experts find that most snakes enter homes through the same hole or entry point that mice use. Snakes also enter homes through gaps under or around doors and through any pre-existing gaps or holes around the exterior of the home. Black Rat Snakes are one of the most common snake species found throughout Owings Mills. They are also the most common snake species that enters homes in Owings Mills. This particular species feeds on small rodents and often follows the scent trail of mice into basements through the same holes and gaps that mice use. Black Rat Snakes are excellent climbers and they regularly climb trees to feed on small birds and are known to raid bird nest to eat the bird eggs or baby birds in the nest. Their superior climbing skills also allow them to climb up the sides of some homes. They are able to use their strong muscular yet slender physique to climb up homes that have a stone, brick, or cedar shingle façade. Once they reach the roofline they are able to enter the attic through the gable vents, soffit vents, ridge vent, or the gaps along the fascia boards.

Many homeowners find out they have snakes living in their attic when they discover a shedded snake skin on top of the insulation. Not knowing how to get rid of snakes they call a snake expert. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the leading snake removal company in Owings Mills. They provide snake removal services as well as seal up any gaps or holes on the exterior to prevent snakes or other critters from entering the home. In the first week of April Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control received a call from a homeowner on Caves Rd, Owings Mills 21117. The homeowner was in such a panic they could barely speak. The representative from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control finally got the homeowner to calm down enough to find out that the homeowner and her husband had run from their house after finding two large Black Rat Snakes in a box in their attic. Black Rat Snakes are not venomous but they will bite in defense and when the homeowner opened up the box one of the snakes struck at him and missed. This caused the homeowners to panic. The technician from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control arrived about an hour after the incident happened and was able to remove both of the snakes and relocate them to a more appropriate place. The homeowner’s biggest concern was how do snakes get into a house. The answer is simple, through any gap or openings they can fit through and if you have a mouse problem the chances of you getting a snake in your home at some point is very likely. If you have a snake in your home or in your yard give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [Direct]. A snake expert will be able to answer all of your wildlife questions.

How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Baltimore Home

How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Baltimore Home

Mice are the most invasive animal in Baltimore and it’s almost impossible to find successful control solutions to manage their population. Most homeowners that attempt to resolve mice infestations on their own usually fail because they do not address the problem entirely. Unfortunately, most Baltimore pest control companies only put out poisons and glue boards which also does not resolve a mouse infestation entirely. They do this because poisons and glue boards are a temporary fix and they don’t want to permanently get rid of a mouse problem so you have to keep calling them back every couple months. If you want to put an end to your mouse problem you need to contact an exterminator that specializes in rodent control. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is Baltimore’s leading expert in mouse control. Their technicians fully understand the biology, habits, and habitats of mice. Mice are very intelligent animals and their top priority is to find a habitat that is close to a food source and is safe from predators. Like many rodents, mice become very familiar with their surroundings and tend to use the same trails each day because they know that trail is safe and has worked well for them in the past. Dark rub marks from the oil in the mouse’s fur and urine markings make it easy to identify the trails mice use each day. Exterminators in Baltimore will place poisons and glue boards on these tails but any changes made to a mouse’s habitat or trails will put the mice on high alert and they may avoid the new object or avoid using that trail completely. A couple of mice may eat the poison or walk on the glue board but as soon as the other mice see a mouse struggling to get off of the glue board they will definitely avoid it. Once one or two of the mice die from eating the poison the other mice will wise up and relate the smell from the poison to the smell on the dead mouse that ate the poison. Basically, after a while mice become familiar with poisons and glue boards and learn to avoid them. The photo below was taken at an elderly couple’s home on Hartham Ct, Lutherville Timonium, Maryland 21093. A curio cabinet was moved out away from the wall exposing a mouse trail that leads to a golf ball size hole in the corner. The trail is heavily soiled indicating that this mouse nest has been used often and for a long period of time. The carpet in this home had to be ripped up because it was saturated with mouse urine in several spots along the edges.

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control knows how to get rid of mice by combining a variety of effective methods. They conduct a detailed inspection inside and out to identify the entry points, trails, feeding areas, and nests. Mice will often travel outside of your home using the same holes they originally came in through. New mice will also use these entry points to join the existing population that is currently living in your home. If a few mice die in your home due to poisons or trapping then other mice will surely enter your home and build a nest. The first thing Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control will do is seal the entry points to prevent mice from traveling back and forth and to prevent new populations from gaining entry into your home. They use mouse proof materials to seal the entry points so the mice cannot chew back in the same spot. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control rotates several different effective pesticides on the interior of the home as well as on the exterior so the mice do not get used to the same poison. They also use several different trapping methods so the mice do not become wise to the same old traps or glue boards. If you are in need of mouse control in your Baltimore home or business in call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control at [DirectNumber]. An expert will answer any questions you may have about mice or rodent control.

Squirrels Invade Attics Throughout Baltimore County

Squirrels Invade Attics Throughout Baltimore County

Late December kicks off the first of two mating seasons for gray squirrels. Baltimore County squirrel control companies like Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control are working their wildlife control technicians around the clock in communities such as Hereford, Monkton and Phoenix. Residents are calling at all hours of the day and night to report that squirrels are running through the attic or a squirrel is digging a hole through the sheet rock ceiling.

Hereford Squirrel Problems

The photo below was taken on Monkton Rd, in Hereford, Maryland. A female squirrel chose this home because the rooftop was easily accessed by the overhanging tree branches. Once on the roof, the female gray squirrel was able to chew an entry point into the fascia board and roof edge because the aluminum drip edge was too thin. The residents of this property did not hear the mother squirrel and her five offspring running around in the attic over the past 6 months. The damage caused by the squirrels was significant and required a great deal of repairs including replacing a part of the plywood and shingles, as well as installing custom fitted drip edge. Our Baltimore squirrel trapping company came out to remove the squirrels from the property to prevent further damage.

Monkton Squirrel Problems

The home in the photo below located on Corbett Road, in Monkton, Maryland was invaded by a gray squirrel in the beginning of January 2016. This hole is located directly above the home’s master bedroom and the residents were awoken by the squirrels running in the attic every morning around 6 a.m. This home did not have any drip edge, so the squirrels were able to climb up the brick chimney, then chew a hole through the edge of the roof into the attic space. The homeowner quickly contacted Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to trap the squirrels and repair the damages caused by squirrels. Luckily for the homeowners, they caught the problem quickly so the only damage was the entry point the squirrel chewed through the rooftop. After the squirrels were trapped and removed, the roof was repaired to its original state.

Phoenix Squirrel Problems

The photo below was taken on January 19, 2016 at a residence off of Paper Mill Road in Phoenix, Maryland. This corner townhouse was in a desperate need of a new roof, which has nothing to do with the squirrels living in the attic. The fascia board of this home was never wrapped in aluminum and has rotted out over the past decade, leaving an open door for pests and wildlife to enter the attic. This homeowner hired our Baltimore squirrel exterminators to remove the squirrels before a new roof and new soffits were installed. Squirrels have been living in this attic for a few years and destroyed the attic insulation by urinating and defecating all over it. The homeowners had to have their attic insulation removed and replaced.

Contact us today if you also live in or near these Baltimore County communities and have problems with squirrels in your attic.

Beware of Rabid Raccoons in Baltimore County

Beware of Rabid Raccoons in Baltimore County

A sick raccoon has been recently spotted on Rosebank Avenue in Dundalk, Maryland. According to the Baltimore County Health Department, the animal was captured and tested positive for rabies. What does this mean? Should you worry? This simply means that raccoons are common in Maryland and it’s rather common for them to get rabies. In fact, raccoons are the species that suffers the most from rabies in the eastern U.S. Raccoons are also one of the animals most likely to break into our homes and attics. You should worry if you have a raccoon living in your attic or chimney, because there is always a chance it can get rabies. Let our Baltimore raccoon removal experts walk you through some precautions you can take to keep yourself and your family safe.

Signs of Rabies in Raccoons

You can often tell if a raccoon you’ve encountered has rabies. Watch out for these tell-tale signs:

  • The animal is moving slow, in circles or erratically and looks disoriented.
  • The animal appears to have a partial paralysis in its legs.
  • The animal is making odd noises for no particular reason.
  • There is foam at the animal’s mouth.
  • The animals looks sick in general.

What to Do if You See a Rabid Raccoon

If you see a rabid raccoon, first of all, stay away. Don’t approach to take a closer look—the animal may perceive it as a threat and attack you. Report the rabid animal to your county’s authorities. In Baltimore County, you should call Baltimore County Animal Services at 410-887-7297. You can use this number to report any sick, injured or dead animals even if you are not sure if the animal has rabies. If your pet has been bitten by a raccoon that may have rabies, scrub the wound with antibacterial soap and then take your pet to an emergency veterinary clinic right away. In general, it’s a good idea to keep your pet’s rabies vaccinations up to date. If you are the one who was bitten or scratched, seek medical attention right away.

If Raccoons Are Living in Your Attic

If you suspect that raccoons may be denning in your attic, call our Baltimore raccoon removal professionals. Even if there is no risk of rabies, raccoons in the attic can still spell disaster. They break open air ducts, shred your insulation into little pieces and make a big mess. Raccoon poop also often contains something just as bad as rabies, if not worse. Raccoon roundworm is a parasite that doesn’t harm raccoons, but may cripple and even kill a human, especially if it’s a small child. Children playing outdoors near a raccoon’s litter box are at risk of contracting this parasite. And if you have dogs that roam freely outdoors, they could bring the parasite inside your home on their dirty paws. Let our Maryland raccoon removal experts help you keep your home safe and free of raccoons and other nuisance wildlife.