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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Does My Pet have Rabies?

Does My Pet have Rabies?

Throughout the Baltimore area you will find many pet lovers. Many residents either own a cat, a dog, or multiples of the two. Depending on where residents live in the county, their pets tend to enjoy time outside either by a walk or spending time in a yard. For the most part, domestic pets are able to live alongside county wildlife without any issue. However, if your cat or dog becomes exposed to rabies through a raccoon or bat, you could have a very dire situation on your hands. Learn the symptoms of rabies in cats and dogs to help save your pets.

Rabies in Cats

  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Unusual aggression or shyness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Frothy saliva
  • Dropped jaw
  • Unable to swallow
  • Excessive excitement
  • Constant change in behavior
  • Unable to swallow
  • Seizures
  • Excessive saliva
  • Bark tone
  • Lack of coordination

Rabies in Dogs

Rabies is normally contracted by domestic pets through the saliva of the affected wildlife. It’s typically spread through a bite or saliva entering an open wound. If you believe your pet has been infected with rabies, seek help from a vet immediately. To help protect your pets against rabies, have them vaccinated by your vet. If you suspect wildlife activity in your yard, monitor your pets when they go outside. Never leave them outdoors unattended and keep them on a leash when going on walks. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle wildlife control situations in the Baltimore area. If wildlife finds a way into your Baltimore 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 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.   Sources: http://goo.gl/mryImd

Feeling Batty in Baltimore County?

Feeling Batty in Baltimore County?

Bats can certainly be cute, but they definitely don’t belong in your home. However, sometimes bats will sneak into a house’s attic or a garage. If you see any signs of a bat living in your home it is essential to contact professionals to remove the bat. Though it is uncommon, some bats carry a deadly disease known as rabies.

Sights and Sounds

Bats in Baltimore come in several varieties: The Small-Footed Bat, The Little Brown Bat, The Silver-Haired Bat, The Indiana Bat, The Hoary Bat, The Northern Long Eared Bat, and The Eastern Red Bat are only a few. These bats can range in size from a few inches to a foot long. The Eastern Red Bat has reddish fur, and the Silver-Haired bat has silver, but most bats are a dark brown color. These can be difficult to see at night, even with all the bright lights in Baltimore. Thankfully, bats use echolocation to navigate, so you will probably hear them squeaking if you have some nearby.

Behavior

Though many people believe that bats are filthy vermin, the truth is often the opposite. Bats are meticulous groomers who, like cats, often spend tons of time making sure they look sharp. The awful smell often associated with bats actually comes from the guano and urine that collects underneath a bat’s nest. Another common misconception about bats is that they are aggressive and attack humans on sight. This couldn’t be more incorrect. The reason people may have seen bats swooping towards them is because of the insects that tend to hover around them. Bats eat a ton of flying insects, including mosquitos, and are much more interested in dinner than you.

Getting rid of them.

If you suspect the bat in your vicinity is hurt or sick you should call Baltimore’s animal removal professionals immediately. Do not, under any circumstances, handle the bat yourself. If you absolutely have to touch the bat, wear thick gloves and keep them away from your eyes.

If you believe that a bat has moved into your Baltimore home please contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control ASAP.  You can contact us by phone, 443-417-3137, or on our website: www.midatlanticwildlifecontrol.com You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

Dealing with the Red Fox

The residents of the Baltimore area are no strangers to seeing different forms of wildlife throughout their day. While some creatures are seen on a daily basis, others are a rarer sighting, which may surprise some residents. When Baltimore residents see a red fox in their area or on their property, they are often unsure what to do or how to handle the situation.   The red fox tends to use the underneath of sheds, decks, and crawl spaces to create dens for their young. You should understand that if a red fox is living in your yard, they likely have young that they will be protective over. If you see a red fox during the light of the day, that doesn’t mean they are infected by rabies. The red fox can be active both during the day and night, so alarm isn’t necessary right away. The red fox is also typically afraid of humans, so they should most likely run away from you. If they come closer or don’t seem afraid, they could either be used to human contact, or they could possibly have rabies. If you come across a red fox in your yard, you should keep all children and pets inside until professionals have come to remove the fox. If you can safely, remove any food or trash from your yard to stop attracting the animal.  You should then keep your distance from the animal and call the professionals of Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control.   The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle red fox control 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 red fox removal and control 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+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.  

The Need for Opossum Removal

Of all the wildlife roaming around the Baltimore area, the creature that may be seen the least by residents is the opossum. Because the opossum is most active at night and extremely shy, they are not typically seen by Baltimore residents compared to squirrels or raccoons. However, while the opossum may be out of sight, it should never be pout of mind if it finds its way onto your Baltimore property. This is why Baltimore residents should always be aware of opossum removal.   Opossum removal is necessary should the creatures find their way onto your Baltimore property for a number of reasons. Opossums can often times create burrows under your shed, deck, or crawl space, which can cause structural damage after time. Opossums can also find ways into your basement or attic, which could potentially cause damage to your home and possessions. While opossums are typically shy and nonaggressive creatures, they are known to attack if they feel cornered. This means they could cause harm to your domestic pets should the two ever cross paths. Opossum removal will help to safely remove the animal without causing harm to you, your home, or the opossum itself. If you wish to prevent opossums from entering your Baltimore property to begin with, it’s important to keep your yard free of trash, food, and pet waste. You should also close off any open areas that an opossum could use as shelter. Should you have any evidence that you are in need of opossum removal, call the professionals of Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control.   The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle opossum removal situations throughout Baltimore County. If opossums find a way into your Baltimore home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the opossum 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 opossum 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.