Maryland Animal Removal FAQ
Do you have questions for our team here at K.P. Wildlife Control? Luckily we have answers to your animal removal questions! If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, then contact us today!
Do You Serve My Area?
We serve many areas in Maryland including:
- Annapolis, MD
- Baltimore, MD
- Columbia, MD
- Kent Island, MD
- Queen Anne’s County, MD
- Anne Arundel County, MD
- Howard County, MD
- Stevensville, MD
- Bowie, MD
- Laurel, MD
- Mt. Airy, MD
- Westminster, MD
- Sudlersville, MD
Don’t see your area listed here? Contact us today to find out if we can serve your property.
Where are You Located and What's Your Number?
We have four different locations:
- 1125 West St. Suite 200 Annapolis, MD 21401
- 5457 Twin Knolls Rd Suite 300 Columbia, MD 21045
- 806 Roe Road Sudlersville, MD 21668
You can contact our offices at 443-282-5035.
Can't I Just Put Out Some Traps?
Many homeowners think that they can get rid of their nuisance wildlife themselves through the use of traps, guns, or any number of other methods. However, this is never a good idea. For starters, some animals, like the bat, are protected by federal regulations. Trapping, for the most part, is highly regulated in the state of Maryland, which means that you can get into trouble if you aren’t following local ordinances and laws.
Not only that, but much of the wildlife that we deal with is more than just a nuisance, they’re dangerous too. Animals like raccoons, foxes, and opossums can carry rabies and can become violent if provoked. When it comes to the trapping of wild animals, it’s best to leave things to those who have years of experience and are licensed to do so.
Do You Provide 24/7 Service?
No, unfortunately, we do not currently provide 24/7 emergency wildlife services.
Do You Work on Weekends?
K.P. Wildlife works 2 Saturdays a month. We do not work on Sundays.
Do You Warranty Your Work?
Yes, for exclusionary work we provide a 5-year warranty guaranteeing animals won’t get back in, unless otherwise stated. If you have structural problems that go beyond the range of our repair capacity however, we cannot guarantee that animals will keep out.
How Long Does it Usually Take to Trap an Animal?
The answer to this question varies depending on a couple of factors, what kind of animal are we dealing with? How many animals are there? What size home are we dealing with? Typically for most animals, it takes between 2 – 7 days to capture them, though this could change depending on the aforementioned factors. Additionally weather, weekends, and holidays may also affect this estimate.
How Can I Tell if a Snake is Venomous?
In Maryland, there are two kinds of native venomous snakes, the Northern Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake. Both have triangle-shaped heads, colored patterns, and diamond-shaped pupils. If you spot or hear a rattle, that’s a pretty good sign. Even if you don’t think the snake is venomous, don’t approach it. It’s better to be safe and call a snake removal specialist.
I See a Nocturnal Animal Out During the Day, What's Up?
Many nuisance animals we get calls for are nocturnal animals (meaning they’re most active at night.) The list of nocturnal animals includes foxes, bats, raccoons, opossums, owls, and others. If you see one of these animals out during the day, it could mean that they have rabies, though this is no sure bet. Sometimes nocturnal animals will go out during the day for perfectly natural reasons such as they simply just need more time to find food.
If you see a nocturnal animal out during the day, play it safe. Don’t approach it, and contact a local Annapolis, MD wildlife removal company to make sure the animal isn’t rabid.
How Long Does An Inspection Take? And Will I Need to Be Home?
The initial inspection usually takes between 1 and 1.5 hours, though this could vary depending on the size of your home. It is necessary for you to be present during the initial inspection.