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Cambridge, MD

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cambridge 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 Cambridge pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 410-844-0013 - 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 Dorchester 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 Cambridge animal control for wildlife issues.

Dorchester County Animal Services or Humane Society: (410) 228-3090

Cambridge Wildlife Removal Tip: Why do opossums play dead?

The opossums are marsupials that can be found in the Northern part of America. They are little fellow that grow to about fifteen pounds. With their little and odd quirks, they are really the oddest animals to find. What's more interesting to them is that they play dead. What could be the reasons behind this?

Opossums Play Dead As They Do Not Want to Face a Situation

Opossums play dead because they do not want to face a particular situation. They are actually considered as peaceful animals. They also like it avoiding fights as much as possible. They will like it moving slowly. They are vulnerable to dogs, foxes and coyotes. They are often victimized by cars. If they are cornered, they will usually bite, growl and hiss. They will also faint because they are shocked. This is why they look like they are dead.

Playing Dead As Their Involuntary Response

It is actually their involuntary response playing dead. They find it stressful facing the situation causing them to be in a state of shock. This is when they are found in a state of coma that could last for about forty minutes. In fact, it is possible for this shock to last for four hours. As they are dead, their body looks limp. The front feet are formed into ball. The drool also runs out from their mouth.

Smell Stinky

Its disguise of death will go as far as producing a stinky smell. From the anal glands, its body produces green mucus which will discourage them to eat on it. This smell will make the predator believe that the body of the opossum is rotting.

Risks from Playing Dead

Even if playing dead can help save its life, it is still known to have some risks. If it gets shocked in the road, drivers will not maneuver their cars just to avoid hitting it.

In addition to that, there are instances that opossums were buried by those who have no idea about them playing dead. Never ever handle their body that will only bring them harm or injury. Also, never dispose their body in the dumpster. That's because if they really are not dead, they might no more escape from getting buried.

Now, you already have learned why opossums play dead. And if you find an opossum that looks like it is dead, think twice before burying or disposing it!

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