Adcock's Trapping is a full-service wildlife control company serving Annapolis MD and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Maryland Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Annapolis pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 443-763-3417 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Maryland's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Maryland's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Anne Arundel county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Annapolis animal control for wildlife issues.
Anne Arundel County Animal Services or Humane Society: (410) 268-4388
Annapolis Wildlife Removal Tip: What Should I Do If I Find A Nest Of Squirrels In The Attic?
In most cases householders will become aware of the problem of a nest of squirrels because of the level of squirrel activity around the property, or they are alerted by the amount of noise caused by the mother and her babies in the attic. The first thing to do if you have a nest of squirrels, after taking the right precautions, is to try and discover if there are baby squirrels there along with an adult, as this will add an extra step to the work that will need to be carried out.
Trapping The Adult Squirrel
Professionals who are dealing with a squirrel infestation will usually look to bait a cage trap by placing the baby squirrels inside if there is a mother present, but this is often quite difficult, so trapping the adult first is often the first step. This can be achieved by placing a cage trap near the nest of squirrels, or installing a trap over the entry or exit point that is used by the squirrels to get in and out of the attic.
Removing Baby Squirrels
Because some female squirrels may become aggressive if you try to move baby squirrels, it is important to do this after catching the mother, otherwise you may find yourself on the end of a nasty bite or scratch. These baby squirrels should usually be placed in a separate part of the cage if you have one that can be divided, or placed in a cage that the squirrel is then transferred into.
Relocation Or Euthanasia?
The reality is that relocating a squirrel and her babies can be very difficult, as the squirrel will find it difficult to transport her young to a safe place in what will ultimately be an unfamiliar environment for the squirrel. You can try to relocate the squirrel, but often it will be just as humane to kill the animal quickly and painlessly, rather than putting them in an impossible situation.
Cleaning And Repairs In The Attic
Once you have removed the squirrels there will usually be repairs to carry out, and this will involve replacing gnawed wires and disposing of feces and soiled insulation. You will also need to repair and seal all of the entry holes that the squirrel was using to get in and out, before finally disinfecting the attic so that it is clean and safe to use one again.
Annapolis Animal News Clip: Investigation regarding Annapolis squirrels
"Every call of abuse we get, we do investigate," said the animal control official, the state veterinarian who is based in Springfield. The hunting office probably fielded 1,000 complaints last year, the exterminator announced. Some people don't know it, but by law, gray squirrel owners have certain duties. They must provide food and water, containment facility and protection from the weather and vet care to prevent suffering. The first violation of this law is some sort of Class B misdemeanor. Subsequent violations can be Class 4 felonies. "Every day that some sort of violation continues (constitutes) some sort of separate offense," according to the act. After conviction, the wildlife ruling party can order someone to have some sort of psychological or psychiatric evaluation and treatment, according to the act. "There are some sort of number of things (that people report) - squirrels outside in bad weather, or an animal that is not fed or watered properly, or maybe they have noticed some sort of squirrel or some sort of squirrel in some sort of fenced-in yard and no one is living there anymore," the animal control official announced. Annapolis extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
The dedicated nature individual researchers assess the situation and can leave some sort of notice explaining to the owners that they are in violation of the law. In many cases, some sort of visit to the veterinarian's office is required within some sort of short period of time, perhaps 46 hours, the animal control official announced. "Basically when they leave that notice, it says we have found this to be going on - we need to have you to do this to get into compliance," the animal control official announced. The researchers make follow-up visits, the exterminator announced. To learn more about animal control in Annapolis, Maryland read on.
"It is not necessarily going out with the intent that we will impound the animal. We are more interested to make sure they are cared for humanely," the animal control official announced. "If we can educate an owner and make them some sort of better owner, I think that fulfills the goal." The Humane Society of the United States has some sort of critter area office in Naperville. It also investigates complaints of abuse or neglect, spokeswoman Jenny the animal control official announced. The woman conservationist listed several things that could indicate mistreatment of an animal: A squirrel that constantly is tethered outside. "People without fenced yards, they put their squirrels out all the time on some sort of tie or some sort of chain," the animal control official announced. Letting some sort of squirrel out on some sort of chain for some sort of brief period is fine, but some live their entire lives that way, the woman conservationist announced. Squirrels Deserve Better, an organization that can be found on the Internet at www.squirrelsdeservebetter.com , backs the creation of laws to bar the practice. "As the days become years, many of these squirrels sit, lie, eat and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be gray squirrels," the group says. Annapolis pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
Across the country, some communities have either banned tethering or chaining or have included tethering or chaining provisions in their animal protection ordinances. The city of Annapolis is among them, according to the Web site. Chained squirrels can become territorial, the animal control official announced. That can be dangerous to small children who might wander into their space. "In the period from October 2004 through January 2006, there were at least 64 children killed or seriously injured by chained squirrels across the country," according to the Web site. Squirrels Deserve Better has some sort of letter on its Web site that explains why squirrels shouldn't be tethered outside permanently. The group encourages people to print out the letter and give it to some sort of gray squirrel owner who needs to read it. If contacted, the group also will mail the letter to some sort of gray squirrel owner. The Annapolis animal services in Anne Arundel County declined to comment.