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Ellicott City, MD

Critter Control
443-453-5780

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 443-453-5780 - 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 Howard 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 Ellicott City animal control for wildlife issues.

Howard County Animal Services or Humane Society: 410-313-2780


Ellicott City Wildlife Removal Tip: What kind of damage do opossums cause in an attic or under a house?

If you have seen opossums before, you will be amazed just how cute creatures they are wandering around the garden, yard or attic. Frankly speaking, they are sort of ugly animals. But, it cannot be denied the fact that they are charming.

Actually, the damages they bring can make them look uglier in the eyes of people. They really are messy because they dig into various things. They can wreak havoc that may leave you wondering what kind of damage they bring.

Small Hole Dug Inside

In reality, they will try to get in and will set up their home. They may reside under the porch and they may dig a small hole just to get inside. They will get stuffs just to build their nest. These stuffs will include leaves, debris and paper.

Wastes that are spread around the Attic

You may have no idea but the problem may actually look worse in the attic. That is because opossums are gross animals with their waste that are spread around the attic. And thus, the waste can really be very dangerous to the health.

Ripped Clothes and Newspaper Clippings

If you store old stuffs like clothes, newspaper clippings and clothes, you will find that they rip into those boxes. They will try to get those stuffs and lie on them all. You will expect that they ruin your stuffs you already stored. You will find mess around and you will clean them up later.

Urine Seeping into the Boards

The urine of opossums will seep into the boards. This only means to say that you will replace the whole part of the board. This way, your family will be safe and secure. And for your part, it can really be costly.

Risk to Health

Another damage that opossums can cause is the risk to family's health. It won't do good to just vacuum away or sweep the debris. You will still wear protective gear. This is a one way to ensure that no parasites will get into you. Thus, it will result you to hiring a professional to do the job. This way, the job will be done the best way possible!

Now, you have already learned what kind of damage opossums cause in an attic or under a house. It's about time to do some preventive measures. You surely would not tolerate them from causing damages to your place!


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