If you have a problem with wildlife in your Bethesda home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Maryland wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Maryland and Bethesda, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Montgomery County Animal Services: (240) 773-5960
District Wildlife Solutions specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Maryland also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and District Wildlife Solutions is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 240-428-6375 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
District Wildlife Solutions is a full-service Bethesda wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Bethesda pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. District Wildlife Solutions performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Bethesda wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Maryland to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Maryland law. We offer Bethesda raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at District Wildlife Solutions. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Bethesda squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Bethesda exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Bethesda rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Maryland is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Bethesda pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Bethesda bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Bethesda trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Bethesda wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. District Wildlife Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by District Wildlife Solutions. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. District Wildlife Solutions also provides dead animal removal in Bethesda. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Bethesda snake removal - most of the snakes in Maryland are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Bethesda. And remember, we are a private business, not Montgomery County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (240) 773-5960. Montgomery County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Bethesda Wildlife Tip #1:
How to capture a skunk that lives in my house - If a skunk is living in your house, it has to enter the building through a hole. Your first goal in skunk removal will be to locate all entry and exit holes for the animal. If you leave one undiscovered it could mean unsuccessful skunk trapping. Now that you've found all the skunk openings, you need to begin the hunt for some heavy rocks to close off all but one. At the last remaining opening, you will install a barrier fence that allows the skunk to leave. Taper this fence toward a cage trap, creating a tunnel effect. If the skunk wants to leave, it has no choice but to enter the cage trap. To ease the skunk's wary mind, make sure the trap is as steady as possible. Most wild animals will shy away from something that wobbles underfoot. You will also want to cover the trap with a tarp if you aren't using one with solid sides. Because the skunk is going to be funneled into the trap, using bait isn't necessary, though it may make your life a little easier. You can use marshmallows or wet cat food, but stay away from the cat food if there are hungry cats about.
Bethesda Wildlife Tip #2:
Trapping A Wild animal In The Yard - One of the most common pest animals to be found in the south east of the USA is the wild animal, and one of the main reasons that people can get frustrated is that they can cause a lot of damage in the yard. In some cases the wild animal will be attracted by garbage bags that have strong smelling food in them, while in other situations they will be attracted by the number of insects and worms they can catch in the lawn. The first step for people trying to catch such an wild animal is to check the perimeter of the yard to see if there is one point that the wild animal is using to get in, as this will often be the best place to locate the trap. If there is no obvious point of entry, then its possible that the animal is actually burrowing in the yard itself, so it is worth checking to make sure that the animal isn't actually living in the yard itself. If this is the case, then placing the trap over the main entry point to the burrow that the wild animal is using will often be enough to catch the animal. It is also worth considering using bait in the trap, with earthworms often proving successful.
Maryland Wildlife Information:
Maryland State bird: Baltimore oriole
State mammal: Thoroughbred, calico cat, Chesapeake Bay retriever
State reptile: Diamondback terrapin
State fish: Striped bass
State insect: Baltimore checkerspot butterfly
Maryland is one of the most diverse states in the country, and it is so unique in its variety of habitats, it has been dubbed "America in miniature". This nickname is due to the fact the state has sand dunes, sea grass, swamps with tall cypress trees, thick oak forests on rolling hills, and mountains covered in pine woods. Despite the multiple ecosystems that exist in Maryland, there are no natural lakes in the state. Glacial activity did not extend into Maryland, and no deep holes were present to hold massive volumes of water. There are numerous natural ponds, but mankind has been forced to make the now plentiful lakes in the state.
Maryland is one of only a few states that have a population of wild horses. No horses in the United States are native; every herd is descended from stock brought over by explorers or settlers when the continent was first discovered. The horses in Maryland are contained on coastal islands. The horses are protected by law, and are allowed to roam free because of their historical relevance.
Horses aren't the only large grazers that aren't native to Maryland. Sika deer were originally introduced to the state, and are now populous enough to warrant a hunting season. The largest native grazer is the American elk, followed by the white-tailed deer.
Maryland doesn't just have large grazers, it also has large predators. Black bear are the most common large predators in the state, followed by coyotes in frequency of sightings. Wolves and mountain lions are much more reclusive but also share territory in the state.
Maryland wouldn't be complete without a list of common animals. Anywhere in the region you can find skunks, raccoons, porcupines, foxes, opossums, voles, moles, woodchucks, fishers, nutria, ermine, and mink. There are also bats, snakes, and a host of amphibians.
Being a coastal state, Maryland has an abundance of marine life, many of which are showcased in the Baltimore Aquarium. The list of marine wildlife includes sperm whales, beaked whales, dolphins, porpoises, humpback whales, and manatees. Of course, with a beach environment comes a large population of seagulls. Seagulls are one of the most problematic nuisance birds for business and homeowners along the coast. Their droppings are highly corrosive and can pose health risks for people.
You can always call District Wildlife Solutions, any time of day, at 240-428-6375, for a price quote for Bethesda wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Bethesda, MD.