If you have a problem with wildlife in your Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Washington County Animal Services: 301-733-2060
Wildlife Removal Hagerstown 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 Wildlife Removal Hagerstown 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 301-298-1305 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:
Wildlife Removal Hagerstown is a full-service Hagerstown wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Hagerstown pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Hagerstown 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.
Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Hagerstown. 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 Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Hagerstown 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. Wildlife Removal Hagerstown does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Hagerstown. 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. Wildlife Removal Hagerstown also provides dead animal removal in Hagerstown. 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 Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown. And remember, we are a private business, not Washington County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 301-733-2060. Washington 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.
Hagerstown Wildlife Tip #1:
What sort of bait catches a skunk? - When you want to trap that pesky skunk that has been causing a nuisance of itself in your yard, you want to do so in the shortest time frame possible. This means that choosing the right bait to encourage your little guy to hopefully get caught up in the trap is a very important factor that you will need to take into consideration. Think about it - if nothing catches the skunks eye, it is not going to go anywhere near the trap, is it? Skunks are scavengers by nature so in reality, you could probably chuck any number of things in the trap to work as a tasty lure, but as with most wild animals, there will be some foods that work better than others. In order to figure out what works for your skunk, you should take a look at what he is doing in your yard. Is he stealing your cat or dog food? Is he scrambling around in your fruit trees trying to steal your delicious fruits? Is he rooting through garbage can and making a mess? The answers to these questions will help you to identify the food that he loves, and in turn you can effectively use them as bait. For example, if you are constantly finding that your pet food has been stolen, these foods will more than likely work as bait. If he is more than happy to root through your garbage to get to leftover meats, they will be good enough for the traps. Skunks also love sweet, sugary food such as fruits, so maybe thrown a couple of kiwi fruits, a handful of strawberries, and an apple or two would work too.
Hagerstown Wildlife Tip #2:
Who do I call to remove a possum from my attic? - So, you have figured out that you have a possum problem in your attic, what on earth do you do next? Well, you can either go ahead and try to trap the creature yourself, but this will take a lot of time, hassle and money; all of these things could be eliminated as a factor with the help of a professional! There are so many things that you will need to think about with trying to trap a possum. You will need to pick the right trap, put the right bait down, ensure that the traps are in places that the possum will actually be lured in by them, and then you have the concerns of what you are going to do with the animal after you have caught it. It is normally illegal to release the animal in certain places - information that you are going to need to figure out. The trouble and hassle doesn't stop there however; once you have caught the animal, you need to look at the cleanup and this could mean removing the feces and urine left behind, which could potentially cause a biohazard, especially when you consider how many diseases these creatures can carry. Also, you will need to look at blocking all entrances and exits that the animals could have been using to prevent any more problems. The good news is that all of these things can be done by a good wildlife control professional, and you don't have to be super smart to find them either. Just a quick look in the local phonebook or a look online will be able to point you in the right direction. For example, if you live in Florida, you could type in the words "Florida wildlife control" into any internet search engine, and you will be met by many results for you to choose from. Alternatively, you could give the local city animal services a shout and let them lead the way.
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 Wildlife Removal Hagerstown, any time of day, at 301-298-1305, for a price quote for Hagerstown wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Hagerstown, MD.