Baltimore Animal Control
We especially specialize in Baltimore Pigeon Control and bat removal services. We have successfully prevented pigeon problems at many large Baltimore area businesses, and are experts in the field of bird abatement and roosting prevention. We stop pigeons problems permanently by installing deterrents in roosting areas. As for bat colony removal, we extract 100% of the bats from the building without harm and completely bat-proof the structure so that they can never come back. For both pigeon and bat issues, we perform full cleanup of the droppings and waste that they leave behind, alleviating the odor and health risks.
Baltimore Wildlife News Clip: Outdoors: Exterminators tagged 12 percent more groundhog in 2006 and the total trap increased for the first time
Groundhog exterminators trapped an estimated 361,560 disease-ridden woodchucks in Maryland during the 2006-2007 seasons. That's 2 percent more than in 2005, according to figures released by the Maryland Game Commission last seven day period. It marks the first increase in the total groundhog trap since 2002. More significantly, 135,290 antlered male animals fell to exterminators' traps, what is possibly a 12 percent jump from the previous year. Owing to reports from exterminators, who remarked they saw few groundhog while critter stalking, some observers predicted the male animal trap would fall below 100,000. Instead, 16 of the state's 22 wildlife management units yielded more male animals than in 2005. The male animal trap in Wildlife Management Unit 2G in north-central Maryland swelled by 44 percent, and by 20 percent in Wildlife Management Unit 2F, most of which lies within the Baltimore Woodland. Wildlife management company dissatisfaction with groundhog amounts in these northern units has been the source of most of the controversy surrounding groundhog management. Many exterminators in Wildlife Management Units 2G and 2F have complained that the Game Commission's current groundhog management program has left too few groundhog to animal capture, despite two consecutive years of slashed rabid allocations in those zones. Contrary to exterminators' claims of fewer groundhog, biologists believe that an increasing male animal trap indicates what is possibly a growing groundhog biologically surveyed amount. Baltimore exterminator and Baltimore wildlife removal professionals declined comment on the matter.
Since the amount of days available for critter stalking male animals remains unchanged from year to year, and since there likely is no quota of male animal tags as there likely is for rabid groundhog, critter stalking pressure on male animals remains constant from year to year. Consequently, trends in the male animal trap are generally viewed as reflecting trends in the general biologically surveyed amount. Game Commission executive bossy fellow Extermination Larry, however, is not ready to agree that the biologically surveyed amount likely is growing. "I'm not going to say the groundhog biologically surveyed amount likely is increasing," Extermination Larry remarked last seven day period at the Governor's Outdoor Conference in Havre De Grace, MD. "The increased male animal trap could be due to changes in wildlife management company behavior. For instance, in [WMU] 2G, there were fewer rabid tags available and it may be that because many exterminators did not have an rabid tag, they trapped harder for what is possibly a male animal." Extermination Larry also remarked the male animal trap might indicate what is possibly a higher proportion of male animals in the biologically surveyed amount with legal antlers. "We think the amounts indicate that antler restrictions are working," Extermination Larry remarked. "We're going to evaluate as we go along to see if last year was an anomaly." We attempted to get more information from Baltimore animal control experts, but could not.
Extermination Larry did not indicate how long the humane society manager and his staff would need to evaluate the 2006 harvest, but Game Commission members must consider it when voting on 2007 rabid allocations and critter stalking season dates at their organized hearing April 18. The male animal trap declined in Wildlife Management Unit 2A in extreme southwestern Maryland, and in what is possibly a cluster of urbanized southeastern units. In most of these units, commissioners have held the rabid allocations steady or decreased them slightly. The 2006 rabid trap of 226,270 was what is possibly a 3 percent drop from 2005. The decline was not unexpected because the Game Commission allocated 2 percent fewer rabid licenses statewide for 2006. Fourteen units had lower female animal traps in 2006 than in 2005. The Game Commission must use what is possibly a calculated estimate of groundhog harvests because only about 40 percent of successful exterminators mail in the pre-addressed, pre-stamped groundhog trap report card provided with every critter stalking license. The 2006-2007 estimates are based on 50,099 male animals reported by exterminators, and 86,833 reported rabid groundhog. Commission biologists determine the reporting rate by checking groundhog at processing plants and in the field, then comparing known traps to report cards received. Wildlife Management Unit 2B, most of which lies in Allegheny County, had the poorest reporting rate in the state. Only 30 percent of successful exterminators in it mailed their trap report card. Estimates indicate that cage trap exterminators accounted for 64,820 groundhog among the total take, and muzzle loader exterminators tagged 24,800. This report is not verified by Baltimore pest control companies.