Dealing with a Rodent Infestation

Dealing with a Rodent Infestation

Residents of Damascus are aware of the presence of rodents within the neighborhood. However, with temperatures reaching below freezing, some rodents are beginning to look for shelter indoors, which could include your Damascus home. While one or two rodents living in your basement to stay warm doesn’t seem like a serious problem, their presence could lead to a serious rodent infestation in your home.

Rodent Infestation: The Beginning

Mice have the ability to reproduce very quickly, which makes it so easy for a rodent infestation to begin in your home. A female mouse is able to produce up to ten litters of young in a single year, with a litter consisting of typically six to eight young. However, a mouse could produce up to fourteen babies in one litter. They also have a gestation period of only 19 days, and newborns are able to reproduce their own young after only two months of life. With such a rapid reproduction system, rodents are able to create a large amount of young in a relatively small amount of time, especially if they are undetected by Damascus homeowners.

Signs of Rodent Infestation

Damascus homeowners should be on the lookout for several signs of rodent infestation in their home. These include:

  • Droppings
  • Tracks on carpet
  • Streaks along walls
  • Gnawed furniture
  • Gnawed boxes
  • Gnawed wires
  • Musky odor

Handling a Rodent Infestation

When you believe you are faced with a rodent infestation in your Damascus home, never try to handle the situation on your own. Rodents and rodent droppings can harbor various diseases and parasites that can be harmful to humans if exposed. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle rodent control situations in the Damascus area. If wildlife finds a way into your Damascus 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 Damascus 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.

Fox Removal in Damascus

Fox Removal in Damascus

Damascus is a quaint town located in Montgomery County of Maryland. The unincorporated area is the perfect for home for the two species of fox that can be found in Maryland. The Red Fox and Gray Fox are the two species of fox that are found in the Mid-Atlantic and North American regions. While foxes don’t pose a direct threat to humans, they can still be dangerous and shouldn’t be wanted on your Damascus property. The Gray Fox is the shyer of the two species in Maryland. The Gray Fox is rarely seen by humans and is known for stealing a chicken or two from a yard or farm close to their home. The Red Fox is the more well known of the two species because it is seen more often. The Red Fox is blamed for most of the damage caused by foxes in the Damascus area. The Red Fox typically causes damage to a home’s lawn or garden and can be found living under a home’s deck or crawl space. The Red Fox is also known to feed on kittens and smaller cats that live outdoors. The feces of both fox can be hazardous because it could harbor roundworm and tapeworm. If humans become exposed to the larva or worms, the effects can be dangerous to humans. If you suspect a fox to be on your Damascus property, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our trained staff has been trained by only the top professionals within the animal control industry. Our technicians are trained to handle the removal and control of foxes using the most humane methods that include:

  1. Live capture trapping
  2. Poultry fence installation
  3. Damage repair
  4. Waste cleanup and sanitization
  5. Exclusion techniques and barriers

To get help with your Damascus fox problem, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today at 443.417.3137. Our staff is available, never hesitate to call us. You can also visit our contact page. Be sure to follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest today.