Wildlife Removal Services
Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal — and even exclusion and repair — we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
What Are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Southern Maryland?
Southern Maryland lies south of Washington, DC, sits west of Chesapeake Bay, and includes Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, as well as parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. The region is home to a few thousand people who live in both rural and suburban communities. Maryland has plenty of wildlife, claiming an estimated 90 species of mammals, 93 species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians, and over 400 species of birds. As a result, many Southern Maryland residents are bound to occasionally require the assistance of a specialist trained to handle nuisance wildlife issues.
Raccoons can be found throughout southern Maryland in both rural areas as well as developed communities. In Maryland, raccoons are most active from spring until fall but will sometimes feed during the winter.
Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will examine your attic to determine if a raccoon has taken up residence. In addition, they will make a note of scattered garbage and pet food outside.
Removal: Never attempt to remove a raccoon from your property yourself. Raccoons are responsible for 60% of the rabies cases in the state and can also transmit canine distemper and parvovirus to domestic dogs, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. A wildlife technician has the appropriate tools for safely trapping and removing the animal from your home.
Repairs: Your specialist will suggest properly sealing trash cans and pet food, as these unwanted visitors are drawn to food sources in and around your home. In addition to making repairs that will ensure raccoons stay out away from your property, our technician may apply sanitization and ectoparasite treatments.
Rodent Pest Control
Critter Control specialists based in Southern Maryland had received their fair share of calls from residents and business owners dealing with rats and mice infestations.
Inspection: Technicians will inspect your home or business for rat and/or mouse droppings as well as potential points of entry in and around your property. In particular, they may inspect your walls and attics as those are two places where mice and rats may be found.
Removal: Your Critter Control specialist will set traps to remove rats and mice and chose those traps daily to ensure they are eliminating the problem. Please note, it can usually take 7-10 days of trapping to get rid of rats and mice.
Repairs: Your specialist will discuss the importance of sealing up any entry points in your property that attract rats and mice. Also, in addition to repairing any damages from chew marks, your specialist will apply sanitizing agents and ectoparasite treatments.
Squirrels can be found throughout Maryland. In fact, five species of squirrels can be found in Maryland: red squirrel, gray squirrel, southern flying squirrel, eastern fox squirrel, and the Delmarva fox squirrel.
Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will conduct a throughout inspection of your home and look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material.
Removal: When performing squirrel removal, our wildlife professional will determine the most effective and humane way to remove the squirrel(s) from your property. The most common methods used are live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture.
Repairs: It is essential to seal all entry points to prevent future entry after squirrel removal. In addition, we strongly recommend a maintenance service. Like other rodents, squirrels have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can chew a new way back into your home.
Maryland is home to 27 species and subspecies of snakes. Property owners should be aware that two vipers, the copperhead and the timber rattlesnake, are found in Southern Maryland.
Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will inspect garages, sheds, and other outdoor spaces for the presence of nuisance snakes. In addition, the specialist will examine any firewood, rock piles, or debris, as well as areas beneath decks, which can be popular hiding spots for snakes. Snakes usually enter a house looking for food. We'll also look for signs of rats and mice during the inspection, as both are common food sources for snakes.
Removal: Remember that most snakes are wary of humans and will bite if provoked or startled. Therefore, please leave snake removal to a trained specialist with the proper equipment. Your specialist will most likely use a catch pole or trap to catch a snake.
Repairs: Most snakes do not damage yards. Your specialist will advise you to clean up any debris piles that may be attractive to snakes. If one or more snakes have made their way into your home, your specialist will assist with sealing up any cracks or other points of entry. In addition, we will address any existing rodent issues to ensure snakes do not have a reason to visit your property.
There are two types of skunks in Maryland. They typically invade Southern Maryland yards in search for food and a safe place to burrow. Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations which can lead to structural damage. To avoid a skunk’s spray, rely on professional handling and skunk trapping. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property.
Skunk mating season starts in February and lasts until mid-March. Males typically spray during fights over females. A minor skunk problem can quickly magnify during breeding season.
Inspection- Faint odor if skunks typically travel through your yard.
Control- Exclusion and habitat modifications most effective form of skunk control. Cage-type live traps.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Southern Maryland residents can count on Critter Control specialists to have the knowledge and experience to humanely remove nuisance mammals, reptiles, and birds from your property but also to work with you to ensure these animals stay out of your house.
- We will remove the nuisance animal from your property and provide you with critical information that will keep you and your family safe.
- We do not approach every customer with a one-size-fits-all solution. We customize our wildlife removal and property repair plan to your home or business.
- We have the equipment and training required to deal with all kinds of wildlife in a manner that keeps both you and the animal safe.
Why Chose Critter Control
- We have the expertise to handle a wide variety of nuisance wildlife issues in any type of location.
- We believe in and only use truly humane solutions when removing a nuisance animal.
- Our goal isn’t just to remove the animal from your property — we want to make sure it stays away from your home or business.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dog
- Roof Rats
Serving the following locations:
By County: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Charles, Saint Mary's
City of Rockville
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (301) 249-4969