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We can get rid of squirrels that live in your attic.

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Raccoon control is requested from all areas of the United States.

Allstate Animal Control, skunk cage

Skunk odors can usually be removed from textiles if you get professional assistance quickly.

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Professional Animal Control, Wildlife Trapping and Pest Bird Removal of Silver Spring, Maryland - Serving Montgomery County

Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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. Skunk Smell in Silver Spring, Maryland

Something stinks in the town of Silver Spring, Maryland. It's skunk smell! Often people are surprised to discover how much wildlife lives right here in Silver Spring. You expect to see skunks, rabbits, or even bears on the Appalachian Trail, but in civilized Silver Spring? Not really. But, this is not correct.

There are many species of wildlife in this area and each brings special challenges when they come into contact with people and their dwellings. Skunk smell is certainly one of the most obvious, but attic fires from gnawing squirrels, damaged siding and vents from invading raccoons and stained brick from nesting swallows are also common.

Many people wonder why skunks make that terrific stink. I guess only the Creator knows for sure, but they use it as a defensive mechanism that allows them to go through life mostly unbothered by other animals. Even bears and other large predators will think twice before taking on a creature that fights back with skunk smell.

In early spring you may notice an unusually large concentration of skunk smell during their breeding season. Human females might use perfume to attract a male. Female skunks spritz males they don't like. Skunk smell even says "Go away" to another skunk!

During summer as the young are growing it is common for juveniles to let loose a little spray almost accidently. Just like other young, it takes a while for them to be "toilet trained" and a den may have a strong aroma of skunk smell while they are developing.

Year round, adults and juveniles will spray for defense. If they are startled, even by very loud noises, they will release a little or a lot of spray, depending on the need. If you encounter a skunk in the open, do not approach any closer. Do not scream and run. Be still and quiet and back away slowly. Any unnecessary alarm will leave you coated in hard-to-remove skunk smell.

You can avoid skunk smell and all other problems associated with these animals by making your property less attractive to wildlife guests. If you have an animal move in, skunk removal by a wildlife control operator will prevent further problems.

We solve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Silver Spring 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 Montgomery 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 Silver Spring.

Silver Spring Wild Animal Control News, Stories, Events and Alerts

Raccoons on a Rampage Removed from Mobile Homes

SILVER SPRING CITY— Raccoons destroyed two homes in a mobile home park last week and the families are extremely upset.

"I heard some footsteps in the ceiling and I thought it was mice," said homeowner Sarah Jamison. "So I put some mouse poison up there, but a few nights ago my 5 year old son said he thought he'd seen a coon's feet and snout peering through a hole."

The Jamisons aren't the only ones with raccoon problems in the mobile home complex.

Kyle Anderson and his family said a raccoon's been living underneath their home for a few weeks now and somehow found its way up into the kitchen. It destroyed most of the family's food supply and the fabrics on the chairs and at the window.

Anderson said he lost his job two months ago and the food the raccoon destroyed was supposed to get them through until he received his next unemployment check.

"It's hard," he said. "I just don't know what we're going to do."

Incredibly, the owner of the mobile home park volunteered to help the Jamison and Anderson families hire a raccoon removal professional.

The professional came out and trapped each of the raccoons. He also removed several raccoon babies living in the ceiling of the Jamison home.

He also installed a long skirting underneath the Anderson home so future raccoons could not get back in.

The owner also took food from his own pantry and brought it over to the Andersons. The owner did not want to be named but said he was happy to help out some of his residents in these hard economic times.

"I am just doing what I would hope someone would do for me," he said.

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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.