Welcome to Pest Animal Annapolis! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Annapolis, MD. Hello, and welcome to Pest Animal! We are a pest / wildlife control company with specialists working in your area. Fully trained and licensed to deal with a number of wild animal control problems, we man our phones 24/7, so there’s always someone around to book you an emergency same-day appointment, or just to give you some helpful and free advice over the phone. A family-run business, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and also our humane and safe methods for removing or excluding a wild creature from your property. We have commercial liability insurance, and can work with both commercial and residential properties, and we don’t ever use poison. What we do is a process of exclusion or trapping / relocation, with sealing entrance holes, and also damage cleanup and repair. Sanitization is part of the process, and that makes us the perfect choice for when you think you have a dead animal problem. We will find the carcass, and then remove and dispose of it in the appropriate manner, taking any disease threat away as we go. We know you want a calm, reliable and efficient situation to your pest problem, so that’s what we strive to achieve. We use only the best and most technologically advanced tools and equipment, with a combination of ten years of experience in the business. Combined with regularly attending training and seminars, you’ll find we’re not only the best qualified for the job, but also one of the best priced. Get in touch for your free quote today. Call us now at 410-844-0453 for your Annapolis wildlife control needs.
About Pest Animal Annapolis and Our Services:
The beaver is one of the most well-known forms of mammals. What many do not realize is that the
Maryland beaver is actually the second largest rodent on earth, only surpassed by the capybara. Beavers
are indigenous to North America and Eurasia, but are not found below the equator anywhere around
the world, except in zoos.
These Annapolis mammals love to build their homes on rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. Their homes are referred to as “dams” or “lodges” because they can be so big that they easily standout and can block the passage of water near them. These damns are usually built in some of the deepest areas of the water so that they have protection from most predators.
Beavers are excellent swimmers, and so building a dam in the middle of a pond or lake is not a concern to them. Most of the supplies they bring to the damn they simply push out onto the water and drag them to their home or the place where they will build their future home. At one point the North American beaver had reached to over 60 million animals on the continent, but that number dwindled to about a tenth of that much by 1988. Most of the decimation of these animals occurred in the 1600-1800s when the animals’ furs were considered extremely valuable. Hunters and traders not only wanted the Annapolis beaver’s fur for their own clothing, but they were very valuable on the open market.
This was not the only reason for the dramatic decrease in their numbers. Beaver’s glands are rich in medicinal value, and so they have been actively hunted for medical treatments. Their glands also have esters in them which have been found to be quite pleasing in perfumes and colognes. The flooding and damning of certain rivers has also threatened these Annapolis animals existence, as has the chopping down and harvesting of trees. The building of dams is actually an instinctual move to help protect their homes. Beavers do not build the dams to live in the dam itself. Instead, they like to build dams to build pockets of areas where the water will pond up and be much deeper than the surrounding areas. This is where they will build their home or “lodge.”
The building of the dam is one of the more interesting parts of the Annapolis beaver. These rodents will put tree branches straight down into the water, and then add horizontal bars between the poles. Once they have securely placed these items, they will add weeds and other debris that will get trapped against the branches, thus keeping the water from getting through. When a beaver is frightened its first move is to jump into the water and slap its massive tail down into the water as it flees. This becomes a warning to other Maryland beavers that there is a predator around and they should be careful, possibly even consider fleeing their own homes. The beavers closer to the sound are more apt to act than ones that may a long distance away.