Understanding the Northern Copperhead

Understanding the Northern Copperhead

In the state of Maryland, you can find 27 different species of snakes. Of those twenty seven species, only two are venomous and a danger to humans if bitten. One of the two species that is more commonly found throughout the state is the Northern Copperhead. As bites from the Northern Copperhead increase in some counties throughout the state, it’s important for humans to understand the animals that surround them every day.

The Northern Copperhead can be found throughout the East Coast in a number of different habitats from dense forests to open fields. The Northern Copperhead is actually one of five subspecies and one of three species of copperheads that can be found in North America. They are, like most snakes, unable to produce their own body heat, so they bask in the sun during the day in order to function. Once the cooler months of the winter arrive, the Copperhead will coil tightly and hibernate. The Northern Copperhead can be found out during moderate temperatures in the fall and spring seasons as well. While the Northern Copperhead has an expanding diet of insects, frogs, mice, and birds, they are not known to attack humans voluntarily. The snake will strike a human if it feels either trapped or threatened. Humans commonly fail to see the snake coiled in the wild because of how easily the snake blends in with its surroundings. It’s important for hikers and campers to be alert for the animal coiled among fallen leaves or twigs while walking. The tan to brown coloring along with the diamond-like pattern of the Northern Copperhead allows the snake to become almost invisible. Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control specializes in the humane removal and control of copperhead snakes, along with the other twenty six species of snakes found throughout the state of Maryland. We understand how important the Northern Copperhead is to our ecosystem, therefore we use only the most humane removal techniques when dealing with the animal. Our methods are designed to cause the least amount of stress to the animal that we are handling. When a Northern Copperhead is found on your property, never put yourself or the animal in harm’s way. Call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control instead. To get started with us, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.   Source: http://www.marylandzoo.org/animals-conservation/reptiles/northern-copperhead/  

Caroline County and Bird Control

Caroline County and Bird Control

In Caroline County, there is never a shortage of park or trail to visit and enjoy. With the wide selection of trees, there is never a shortage of birds to watch and enjoy as you stroll through a park. However, there is always the chance that one of those birds could find its way into your home. Smaller birds can find their way into your home through gaps in your roofing, ventilation from appliances, and the occasional open window. Certain local birds like sparrows, pigeons, and starlings are known to build their nests in homes and other buildings. While this may seem harmless, birds can cause serious issues with your home. Bird droppings can cause clogs and blockage in chimneys, vents, and drains, causing even more serious damage to your home. The droppings of birds are very high in acid, which can cause your home’s structure to deteriorate. It can also begin the spreading of bacteria throughout your home, which will lead to damaging health problems. Small birds aren’t the only issue in Caroline County. If you have a home close to one of the several marinas throughout the county, then you have most likely seen a seagull or goose. Birds that tend to stay close to bodies of water can cause messes out of the ramps and the surrounding marina.   When birds become a hassle in Caroline County, don’t turn to poison, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained by the top professionals within the industry of animal control to handle bird situations in a way that is both efficient yet humane. Poisons have been used in the past by others to handle bird problems, but poison harms both the birds along with the surrounding environment, including residents. At Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control, we offer an array of services dealing with birds such as:

  • Trapping and removal
  • Disinfection and deodorizing
  • Barriers
  • Attic, Vent, and Chimney Clean Out
  • Vent Cover Installation
  • Repair Work
  • Barriers

To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control in Caroline County, call us today at 443-417-3137. You can also visit our online contact page.   Follow us today on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.