Wildlife Removal in Prince George’s County

Welcome to District Wildlife Solutions! We are a family owned and operated wildlife removal company servicing Prince George’s County and the greater Washington DC area. Our company specializes in humane wildlife trapping, removal and repairing of the damage caused by these unwanted guests. We specialize in bird control, bat colony removal, wild animal and rodent trapping and removal. We handle species such as squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, snakes, and more. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction! We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and stands behind our work. Call us now at 301-273-6020 for your Washington DC wildlife control needs.

About District Wildlife Solutions and Our Services:

 Same-day or next-day appointments.

 Thorough inspection of your property and attic.

 Humane wildlife trapping and exclusion.

 We repair wildlife damage and prevent re-entry.

 Fully Maryland licensed and insured.

 Poison-free Washington DC rodent control – rats and mice.

 Experts in Maryland bat removal from buildings.

 Raccoon and skunk removal in Washington DC

 Complete removal of squirrels in the attic

 Washington DC bird control services.

 Call us any time to discuss your wildlife problem!

Our Service Range: Prince George’s County

Our Service Range

We service towns such as Accokeek, Adelphi, Aquasco, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights, Bladensburg, Bowie, Brandywine, Brentwood, Camp Springs, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Chillum, Clinton, College Park, Cottage City, District Heights, Edmonston, Fairmount Heights, Forest Heights, Forestville, Fort Washington, Glassmanor, Glenarden, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville, Kettering, Lake Arbor, Landover Hills, Langley Park, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Marlow Heights, Mitchellville, Morningside, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, North Brentwood, Oxon Hill, Riverdale Park, Rosaryville, Seabrook, Springdale, Temple Hills, University Park, Upper Marlboro, Walker Mill, Woodmore, and more.

Prince George’s County Wildlife Control Tips: Removing Opossums Humanely

Although there are several different species of opossum that are found around the world, the most common in the Washington, D.C. area is the Virginia Opossum. These small animals are usually around the size of a cat or small dog, are covered in grey fur, and have a patch of white fur around the face and a light pink colored nose. There are many ways to deal with an opossum problem, but we will discuss the humane, non-lethal methods of resolving an opossum infestation.

Signs of an Opossum’s Presence

Probably the most common sign of opossum activity around your property will be the signs of their scavenging, as they will often tear open garbage bags or pet food sacks to get to the food sources within. In some cases, an opossum may be nesting in the attic or another cavity near your home, and you may see opossum droppings around your property. If there is a buildup of opossum droppings or urine in your attic, in some cases it can seep through your ceiling from the attic and leave an unpleasant brown stain on the roof of the living quarters below.

Using A Cage Trap to Catch an Opossum

The best way of dealing with an opossum is to use a cage trap to catch the opossum so that you can then relocate it to an area where it will no longer be a nuisance. To ensure you’re able to trap the opossum, make sure to choose a trap that is an appropriate size for the animal. You should look to place the trap in an area where you have seen signs of the opossum being active and bait the trap using canned pet food, fish or sliced apples. Be sure to check your trap regularly to ensure that any trapped opossum hasn’t been stuck for too long in the trap, and once you see you have caught an animal, cover the trap in an old blanket for transportation.

Where Should You Relocate an Opossum?

Before you relocate the opossum, it is worth having a good look around your property to check the attic and other cavities or outbuildings to make sure that there isn’t a nest of baby opossums nearby. When it comes to choosing a location for releasing an opossum, the ideal surroundings will be in a woodland area that is well away from any other domestic or commercial properties. Because the opossum may be able to cover a reasonable distance, you should also ideally be relocating the problem opossum at least ten miles away, to minimize the risk of the animal finding its way back to your home where it was causing the problem.

 

Keeping Opossums Out of Your Yard or Garden

Having dealt with the opossum itself, you should also consider your yard and garden, and take steps to keep the animals away from your property in the future. Securing any potential food sources is one of the most important things you can do. For this process you should ensure that any garbage is stored in a sturdy container that will minimize the spread of the scent of the garbage, while pet food should also be stored in a similar way. You should also consider removing any low hanging shrubs or wood piles in your yard or garden, as opossums generally prefer areas that provide cover for them and places to hide.