All about Raccoons in Maryland

Maryland residents will tell you that their state is no stranger to wildlife. In every county, there is some type of critter that is commonly found throughout the year that can cause havoc to residents or not bother them at all. One creature that can be found throughout the state of Maryland is the raccoon. While many Maryland residents will agree that raccoons can be quite a nuisance, it is also important to understand the critters that so many are eager to be rid of.

Raccoons are mammals that can be found across most of North America. They can grow to be 38 inches long and weigh up to 23 pounds. When left in the wild, the raccoon typically lives between two to three years but can reach its twenties if raised in captivity. A raccoon is most recognized by the “mask” of black fur that covers its eyes and the black rings that can be found on its tail. A Maryland raccoon can have a varying diet depending on the area that it is living. A raccoon will eat anything from bugs to berries to trash left behind by humans. The raccoon has shown great ease of being able to adapt to urbanizing areas while also being able to live in forests or more tropical areas. The front paws of a raccoon include five toes that can be used to examine food as well as work latches and jars if present. The front paws of a raccoon are also extremely sensitive, making touch its most heightened sense. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle raccoon prevention situations throughout the state of Maryland. If raccoons find a way into your Maryland home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the squirrels 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 raccoon removal and control, 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