Groundhog and Raccoon Removal in Rockville, MD
Montgomery Pest Control has over 30 years experience in wildlife control, including groundhog, flying squirrel, and raccoon removal. We proudly serve businesses and homeowners in Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties with wildlife removal and exclusion services, so those pests are gone for good!
Residential Raccoon Removal
Raccoons are intelligent little creatures. They’re actually one of the smartest animals in the world and are able to recall the solution to a task up to three years later! But they can also be some of the most troublesome critters when it comes to our homes and properties. Raccoons have dexterous fingers and thumbs which allow them to use tools and solve problems, such as solving that “effective” DIY solution you devised to keep them out of your garbage cans.
Damage caused by raccoons
Raccoons commonly take up residence in hollowed out trees, caves, attics, garages, and basements. If they’re around your home, they’ll raid garbage cans, fish ponds, gardens, greenhouses, bird feeders, and kitchen cabinets in their search for food. Because they’re so clever, they can even use door knobs if they can reach them.
If you have a raccoon problem, it’s important to call in wildlife control professionals. Removing raccoons from your property requires cages and trapping methods that leave you having to deal with a trapped, angry animal afterward. At Montgomery Pest Control, we are fully licensed and insured to trap and remove raccoons in a quick, professional, and legal manner.
Groundhog removal from under sheds and decks
You may not even see them, but you’ll end up seeing the damage done to your property. Groundhogs are burrowing animals that will spend most of their time underground. When you have a groundhog problem, it can become quite extensive and you might not know how bad the problem is until the ground gives away.
Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, will create an extensive network of underground tunnels to and from their burrows, which can be under your home, shed, or porch. These tunnels can seriously compromise the foundation of your structures. While your first instinct might be to seal off or dig up the burrows, we advise you not to try these methods. Sealing off a burrow will prove to be ineffective while digging up the burrows can cause groundhogs to become aggressive.
Our wildlife control team has the professional equipment and hands-on experience to get rid of your groundhog problem. We will implement an integrated groundhog control plan that includes trapping, repelling and excluding, ensuring they’re gone for good!
Flying squirrel removal
If you’re hearing a lot of odd noises at night coming from the attic, you could have a flying squirrel infestation. Unlike red or grey squirrels, they are nocturnal creatures who like to live in numbers. While the methods of getting rid of flying squirrels are similar to those used to remove grey squirrels, repeat trapping is often used since flying squirrels often occur in greater numbers.
Signs you have a flying squirrel problem:
- Bad smells and odors (from their feces and urine)
- Stained walls or ceilings (from their urine)
- Lots of noise at night
- Chewed wires and wood
- Damaged insulation
- Damaged bird feeders and gardens
- Holes in your lawn
- Damaged or dead trees (from chewed-off bark)
- Damaged gable vent
If you recognize any of these signs, then give us a call immediately for a free estimate for flying squirrel removal and exclusions.