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Owings Mills, MD

On The Fly Pest Solutions
443-898-9232

On The Fly Pest Solutions is a full-service wildlife control company serving Owings Mills 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 Owings Mills pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 443-898-9232 - 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 Baltimore 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 Owings Mills animal control for wildlife issues.

Baltimore County Animal Services or Humane Society: (410) 887-7297


Owings Mills Wildlife Removal Tip: What is a groundhog's natural diet, and how does it get its food?

Groundhogs are small, squat rodents that are found throughout The Central and Eastern United States. They are also referred to as woodchucks or whistle-pigs. They are herbivores, meaning that they eat a diet that consists mainly of vegetables.

In nature

In their natural habitat, they will eat: 1. Bushes
2. Nuts
3. Seeds
4. Berries
5. Chickweed
6. Dandelion
7. Sorrel
8. Peas
9. Lettuce
10. Beans
11. Squash

They will also occasionally eat: 1. Snails
2. Bugs
3. Eggs

Obtaining food in urban areas

In urban areas, they obtain food from gardens. As they are not scavengers, they will not be found going through your garbage or eating your pet’s food. They dig elaborate tunnels underneath your garden and will eat the vegetables that they find in your garden. They are more inclined to build their nests in areas within close proximity to a food source. This means that if you find your vegetables going missing look in the surrounding areas for burrows.

Preferred foods

Because they are herbivores food like snails, bugs and eggs will not be their preferred diet. They will eat it out of necessity.

Baby groundhogs’ diet consists of milk from their mother for the first few weeks. They are then weaned off and will start eating grass and vegetables.

Eating habits

Groundhogs are not nocturnal. They enjoy being out in the sunlight and most of their eating will be done in the early morning. They can spend up to two hours eating. They will then go back in the afternoon to continue eating.

Groundhogs prefer fresh food. Even though they will eat nuts and seeds they do not build up food reserves. They go out and forage every day. Which is why they build their burrows close to available food sources.

Water

Groundhogs seldom drink water from the source. They eat juicy plants, like berries and get their water from that. They are good swimmers and are not afraid of water. They won’t live in swampy areas as they need their burrows to be dry and warm.

Getting ready for hibernation

In the weeks leading up to hibernation, groundhogs will consume more food than usual. They will need to build up a substantial fat reserve in order to live through the winter. If they go into hibernation before they have built up enough fat they will die. Once they wake up from hibernation they are starving and will go back to eating voraciously.


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