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Germantown, MD

DC Metro Wildlife Trapping
240-428-6370

DC Metro Wildlife Trapping is a full-service wildlife control company serving Germantown 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 Germantown pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 240-428-6370 - 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 Montgomery 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 Germantown animal control for wildlife issues.

Montgomery County Animal Services or Humane Society: 240-773-5900


Germantown Wildlife Removal Tip: Rabbit Repellents

Rabbits can really mess up your garden if given a chance. They could sometimes chew you slowly out of your home without you even noticing, since their teeth make cuts so clean, you may not notice them if you are not keen. The little mammals mostly target soft flesh, like sprouting plants, seedlings, young trees, and shrubs. So, you should really keep an eye on these and treat them as soon as possible to prevent the rabbits from getting to them. One of the best ways to go about this is the use of rabbit repellents which are available in many different forms. They could either be home-made, naturally occurring or made in industries. The choice is yours since it is you who knows what you really want, or what you can afford.

Repellents basically work on very simple, straight forward principles. They work to repel the rabbits by adding a displeasing taste to the victimized plants, emitting an unpleasant smell that the rabbits can't withstand, or by scaring the rabbits away.

Home-made repellents.

These are perhaps the most commonly used since their knowledge is mostly passed from generation to generation, and therefore, naturally becomes part of the society, and also, because they can easily be made with readily available substances in the household. Here are a few examples;

Chili powder- very efficient in repelling rabbits.
Mint, egg and garlic mixture- this works to repel the rabbits by disgusting them via taste since they don't like any of the ingredients. The combination results to a strong, marvelous and effective rabbit repellent.
Raw linseed oil, detergent and water.
Cayenne pepper, dishwashing soap, tobacco sauce and water.
Garlic pepper, with hot chili or pepper-mix this, add some water, wait for two to three days then spray the resulting mixture on your garden.
Wolf-urine or blood- this is not exactly home made, but it's something you will have to do yourself. These repel the rabbits by sense of smell. When rabbits smell this, they sense danger and that is enough to keep them off your garden for some time.

Naturally occurring repellents.

There are those plants that naturally repel the rabbits, without having to be mixed with anything. All one requires to do is grow them in garden, scattered strategically for effective repulsion of the rabbits. They mostly repel the rabbits by the production of their natural smells, or tastes which are unpleasant to the rabbits. They include;

onions,
snapdragons,
geranium,
foxgloves,
aconitum,
Lavender-which is actually pleasing to humans, but pretty rough on a rabbit's nose.
Catnip plants, etc.

Commercial repellents.

These are the types of repellents that are made in industries and sold out to the gardeners. These are mostly used in case of large scale farming. They are very effective since they are mostly made with one specific purpose. They include;

liquid fence rabbit repellent,
I Must Garden rabbit repellent,
Blood meal fertilizer- which produces the scent of blood which scares the rabbits away since it signals danger.
Electronic repellents- initial purchase of these is very expensive when compared to other repellents. However, they are very cost effective in the long run.

The main disadvantage of using traditional repellents is that you have to reapply them regularly, or after very heavy rains. This is unlike the electrical ones, and that is why electronic ones are the best repellents overall.


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