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Maryland Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Fort Washington, MD

Critter Control
240-850-0119

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 240-850-0119 - 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 Prince George's 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 Fort Washington animal control for wildlife issues.

Prince George's County Animal Services or Humane Society: (301) 780-7201


Fort Washington Wildlife Removal Tip: Why do snakes bite?

One of the most dangerous reptile, there exists over 3000 species of snakes, with around 600 of them being venomous. Now the question is, do all snakes bite? The answer to this is yes. Even though all of them are not poisonous, all of them irrespective of their kind carry the Salmonella bacteria in their mouth which does not affect the snakes but easily spreads through human bodies and can be potentially dangerous.

All snakes are carnivorous and in case of their prey, the venomous snakes first bite them, inject their poison and then wait for their victim to die before they swallow it. The non-venomous ones simply grab and swallow them, while the bigger and the stronger ones constrict and choke their prey to death and then swallow it.

When snakes bite anything other than their food, they always have a reason and humans do not fall under their category of prey. Biting is their mechanism of safety. Their biting of human beings is an act of self-defense. Whenever they feel threatened, their immediate instinct is to protect themselves; which explains that when a snake is accidentally stepped on or when people try to kill or catch them, they assume that they are being attacked. Apart from this, snakes smell humans as anything similar to their food such as rats, frogs, fish or anything else, or humans try to offer them food, the snakes mistakenly bite them. Although their primary concern is to secure themselves first during any danger, there exists certain species that feel the necessity to guard their eggs or offspring.

There are several cases of death from snake bite reported every year, a major part of which comes from the rural areas of tropical countries. A few reasons of this happening can be that in villages, people sleep on the floor of their huts where it becomes easy for the snake to reach. During summers, the rural areas of the country are cooler compared to the urbanized parts and during winters the snakes enter the huts to seek warmth and shelter. During this time, the moment they sense any movement or danger from the inhabitants of the hut, the snake becomes alert and bites them to ensure its own safety. Most of these cases have been reported to have taken place at night or early morning. The Krait snake for example, when bites, the victim cannot even feel it until the next morning when he is found paralyzed or dead. India is one of the largest contributors in the world of death caused by snake bite.

One of the most effective weapons of a snake is its mouth, which they can use both for attack and defense. Regardless of being venomous or non-venomous, they bite. The moment it senses danger, gets cornered, gets beaten up, feels agitated or is provoked deliberately, it tends to bite. Therefore the best way to avoid a snake bite during an encounter with it is not to panic, leave it in its own space and walk away.


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