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Professional Animal Control, Wildlife Trapping and Pest Bird Removal of Columbia, Maryland - Serving Howard County

Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Columbia by Maryland Wildlife Removal . Wildlife Willy provides wildlife removal from private homes, business, and industrial properties.

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We are professional wildlife removal operators offering animal control solutions based in Columbia, Maryland. We pride ourselves on professional trapping services, and on quality snake, bird, and animal removal.

Maryland Wildlife Removal removes all sorts of wild animals, critters and birds from residential and commercial properties, including bats, snakes, pigeons, skunks, raccoons, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, beavers, and rodents of every kind. We also provide cleanup, sanitization, deodorization, and exclusion work to keep your wildlife problem from recurring, be it a colony of bats in a building, raccoons in the attic, or destructive behaviors of critters such as squirrels, gophers and pigeons. Dead Skunk in Columbia, Maryland

A dead skunk is the animal with two gifts: complete release of skunk spray from musk glands and the sickly odor of rotting carcass. I know it doesn't sound nice, and it really isn't meant to. There is nothing nice about a dead skunk.

As upset as people are when they call me about a live animal in their yard or under their porch, they are much more upset about a dead one. With a live one, there is always the hope that it might leave. A dead skunk is there to rot for months and continue to smell for a long time after that. Did you know that the smell of a dead skunk can linger for up to three years? Yep, you will think it is finally gone then a warm humid day comes along and, yuck! There it is again.

When you pass a dead skunk on the road, you are protected by the car itself and you breeze by at 65 MPH and it is quickly a fading memory, but when the animal chooses to die in the crawl space under your home, the smell becomes an urgent situation that will not go away on its own.

But knowing that you are in a bad situation and knowing what to do about it are two different things. So, how do you deal with a dead skunk? My personal recommendation is that you don't deal with it. Pick up the phone and let us deal with it. We have the equipment and know how to dispose of the carcass, decontaminate the area and deodorize your home to remove the skunk odor and the odor of decay. A dead skunk does not have to control your life, your health and your happiness. With professional skunk removal, that dead skunk will soon be as much as distant memory as if you were just driving by.

We solve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Columbia and surrounding areas. Give us a call if you need expert animal removal and/or live wildlife trapping. We can also perform an inspection of your property to evaluate the problem.

Many of the projects we solve involve raccoon families in attics and chimneys, mud swallow nests on stucco, woodpeckers drilling siding, voles and gophers destroying lawns, rats or squirrels thumping and bumping around inside walls and in attics, bat infestations, skunks stealing pet food and snakes living in crawlspaces and stone walls.

Along with physical damage and disease, wild animals also bring along disturbance and nuisance with all their noise and commotion and smell. Baby raccoons chirp and chitter like little birds; raccoons and rats will fight all night and keep people awake; skunk smell takes the cake, but have you ever smelled a dead animal in your ventilation system? We have seen much, much more than these problems, but that is a general idea of the kinds of problems that my professional wildlife removal operators and I are prepared to solve.

Not only do my technicians and I trap and remove problem wild animals, we do a lot of other dirty work, too. Don't hesitate to call us for dead animal removal, pigeon waste cleanup, bat guano removal, mouse droppings, decontamination, repairs, above ground and below ground rodent slick fencing, odor control for skunk spray, and the like. We are a full service pest control company with a wide range of animal control solutions.

I have been in the professional wildlife control business for many years. My favorite stories and experiences are removing bats from schools and churches.

For pigeon and bird control, bat removal, or relief from other pest animals, call our wildlife management experts. Many nuisance wildlife companies offer critter capture and control; our wildlife operators provide professional pest wild animal management. We remove the following AND MORE:

  • Bats from attics, eaves and belfries
  • Pigeons from rooftops
  • Swallow nests from eaves, stucco, log siding, and exterior walls
  • Voles that tear and dig up lawns and destroy root systems
  • Moles and gophers that damage golf courses and gardens
  • Mice from basements, attics, walls, crawlspaces, etc.
  • Feral cats from parks and neighborhoods
  • Raccoons from chimneys and attics
  • Skunks that damage gardens and den in crawlspaces and under porches
  • Woodpeckers that drill in stucco or cedar siding
  • Rats and squirrels from attics, yards, flower gardens, commercial and industrial property
  • Beavers from rivers, ponds and lakes

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Need to contact a trapper outside of Maryland? Check out our nationwide referral directory of expert wildlife removal technicians to find the professional nearest you.

If you have a problem situation with a lost or stray cat, dog, or other domestic animal or pet including farm and ranch animals, contact The Howard County Animal Control Services for assistance. They work with domestic animals and can provide information about licensing, vaccinations, lost pets, etc. The county does not offer free wildlife animal control services, nor does Columbia.

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Roofer Reveals Raccoon Problem in Maryland

I am a roofer, and I don't do raccoon removal.

You might wonder why I mention that first. It is because people can make assumptions. There is an animal in my attic. Roofers know about attics. The roofer is the guy to get rid of the animal. OR, there is an animal in my chimney. Roofers do a lot of work around chimneys. The roofer can take care of it.

NO, I can't take care of it and, NO, I won't take care of it. If you need to get rid of a raccoon, call an expert at raccoon removal, not a roofer.

Here's an example:

A woman named Ann called and said her roof was leaking. Fine, I can fix that. I get to the house and she asks me in to show me the evidence of the leak in the ceiling of the family room.

I'm not a particular man, but right away I noticed the house smelled sort of like a zoo. I kept looking around for the animals, but didn't see any. As we got to the family room, the smell was definitely stronger. There were air fresheners all over, and the house looked clean, but it didn't smell clean.

Anyway, we get to the living room and I look at the stain in the ceiling. It is definitely caused by liquid, but doesn't look exactly like a water stain—a seeping brown stain near one corner of the room. Hmmmm—well, I better go into the attic to take a look. I asked if anyone had been up there and she said, no. She is afraid of heights and her husband is too busy.

So, I climb into the attic. When I opened the access hole a wave of stink hit me so hard that I nearly abandoned the project right then. But I climbed on up and shown a flashlight around trying to find the light. You wouldn't believe what it looked like—a raccoon party house and latrine. It was disgusting. Poop everywhere. Torn up insulation. I put the light over in the corner where the "leak" was. It wasn't the roof. The raccoons were taking a leak there, if you know what I mean. They had chosen that spot as their designated urinal and the urine had soaked through the insulation and drywall.

I got out of there as quickly as I could and told the homeowner what was going on in her attic. "Can't you do something?" she pleaded. "You know about high places and stuff." "Lady, I know roofs, I don't know about raccoons. You need an expert."

I told her she needed a wildlife technician person. These people know all about animals and how to get rid of them. So, she called the guys and they got rid of the raccoons. It turned out she did need a roofer after all. The raccoons had damaged the soffit and roof in a small area as they created their own special hole for going in and out of her attic. I was able to fit that with good materials so the animals couldn't get back in, but I always leave raccoon removal to the experts.

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Allstate Animal Control attic bat in gloved hands

Here is one member of an entire bat colony that was removed from an attic.

Allstate Animal Control two raccoons removed

Raccoon removal can usually be performed by live-trapping.

Allstate Animal Control gopher mounds

It is best to initiate gopher control before the damage is severe.

Allstate Animal Control, many pigeons in a live trap

Proper pigeon control will keep the population down to a reasonable amount.

Allstate Animal Control, raccoon trap

Raccoon traps are usually very effective.

Allstate Animal Control, trapping raccoons with snare pole

Trapping raccoons requires a variety of methods. This is a snarepole.

Allstate Animal Control, skunk trap

Skunk smell can be avoided by removing the animals before they spray.

Allstate Animal Control, ground mole

It is better to get rid of moles before their molehills grow to mountains.

Allstate Animal Control, pigeon removal

Professional pigeon removal can leave your building clean again.