FREE Annapolis Pest Wildlife Resources

FREE HELP: Maryland Wildlife Commission: 410-221-8838 X108

The Maryland Wildlife Commission, also known as the Maryland Department of Fish & Game or the Maryland Wildlife Conservation Office, provides free resources for pest wildlife, or conflict or nuisance wildlife, as it is also called. They can send an officer to address certain wildlife issues, or provide other resources for the control of nuisance wildlife species, and provide help to the residents of Annapolis with certain wildlife problems. You can reach their offices by calling 410-221-8838 X108 . Visit them at http://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

FREE HELP: Anne Arundel County Animal Control: 410-222-8900

Anne Arundel County Animal Control Services most commonly help with domestic animals, such as stray cats or dangerous dogs. They also might help with wildlife issues in various capacities. Call your local office for a description of services. Visit https://www.aacounty.org/departments/animal-control/. If that doesn't work, click here for the Annapolis police dept, who can provide free Annapolis wildlife control - but read my explanation.

FREE HELP: Annapolis Wildlife Rehabilitation: (410) 798-0193

Annapolis Wildlife Rehabilitators usually work with injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife. They will often help with wildlife issues and concerns. It is nice to give them donations for their help and wildlife rehab efforts. Visit Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary at https://www.facebook.com/Davidsonville-Wildlife-Sanctuary-Md-1474057636233799/

PAY SERVICE: Adcock's Trapping: 410-774-5789

Adcock's Trapping is a private wildlife control business that charges for critter removal in Annapolis. Adcock's Trapping is available 24-7-365 and provides same-day wildlife removal services, including the removal of animals inside attics, rodent removal, and more.



If you have an animal problem and need assistance, there are several free animal control resources in Annapolis, Maryland. The first thing you can try is your local Anne Arundel County animal services, or the free Annapolis animal control services by calling 410-222-8900. They may be able to help you with your critter problem, and possibly offer free raccoon removal or free snake removal. But they primarily deal with dogs and cats, and might not help with wildlife. For wildlife-specifice issues, try the Maryland Wildlife Commission at 410-221-8838 X108 . They do free wildlife control in Annapolis and all of Maryland. But they often deal with special cases like bears, or illegal hunting. They might not help you with specific cases in your house, like free rodent control or free squirrel removal. At a more local level, you can call Annapolis Wildlife Rehabilitation at (410) 798-0193 for local free animal removal and trapping, and they may help with providing free critter removal in Annapolis. But this organization, like all wildlife rehab, mostly focuses on healing and caring for sick or injured wildlife. There's no business that provides free pest control in Annapolis that will remove wild animals that I know of, like free bat control or free rat removal. Sometimes, for a case of animals in an attic, or wildlife problems on private property, you need to hire and pay for wildlife removal, and if so, I recommend Adcock's Trapping at 410-774-5789. Some people wonder if animal control costs money, or how much does animal removal cost. For that, call 410-774-5789 and ask. Of course, you can be sure to get free pest wildlife removal if you solve the problem yourself, so read my Do-It-Yourself page for more hints. Finally, you can call the local Annapolis police department. Click here for Annapolis police department animal removal and for a short explanation.

Annapolis wildlife issues:

The acetylene lamp has been replaced by the electric spotlight. The tree platform has been replaced by the cushioned seat of a car and the old .45-90 is only a relic beside the steel box traps of today. Only the poor bewildered nuisance wildlife is the same as it stands in the light, waiting to be butchered. The use of Annapolis dogs as an aid to nuisance wildlife removing unwanted wildlife, while permitted in some areas, is forbidden in most states. Here in Maine, the use of dogs has been outlawed for a long time and as a result I have had little experience with this type of removing unwanted wildlife. We have a few poachers who have nuisance wildlife dogs and who use them occasionally, but as the penalty is usually death to the dog and a fine to the owner, no man who values a dog will use him for this purpose.

I have watched a few of these dogs in action and I can see where there would be a certain amount of sport in this type of removing unwanted wildlife, if it were legal and if the dogs were properly trained. Slow-neighborhooding dogs that do not drive the pest critter out of the country would seem to be the best nuisance wildlife dogs. The pest critter circle ahead of them, the sport would be like fox removing unwanted wildlife. Most everyone will admit that fox removing unwanted wildlife is considered a good sport. I knew of one poacher who owned two dogs that he had trained to trap nuisance wildlife. They were very fast dogs and they were trained to drive nuisance Annapolis wildlife to the man's house where he waited to capture them. This man's boys would take the dogs by a circular route to a point some distance from the house. If there was a conflict animal between the dogs and the man's house, that nuisance wildlife had very limited chance of turning back past the suburban neighborhood it usually ended up hanging in the man's shed. He didn't consider this as important, only an easy way to obtain meat for his family to take his in during the pest critter time of year. An acquaintance had a conflict animal dog that was nuisance wildlife proof.

So much to that the owner offered a suspicious warden one hundred dollars if he (the warden) could persuade the dog to chase a conflict animal. The warden was satisfied, and the dog's owner was perfectly safe in making the offer, but that dog was about the best aid that a poacher could wish. Healthy nuisance wildlife were perfectly safe from him. I saw a conflict Annapolis animal run within a hundred feet of the dog and he never even looked at the pest critter. It was different when his master used his humane cage trap. The raccoon would be off at the sound of the effort to remove a pest animal aid, if the pest critter had been wounded and not humanely trap and relocateed, he would chase, catch, and hold the animal until the man could approach and make the humanely trap and relocate.

FREE HELP: Maryland Wildlife Commission: 410-221-8838 X108
FREE HELP: Anne Arundel County Animal Control: 410-222-8900
FREE HELP: Annapolis Wildlife Rehabilitation: (410) 798-0193
FREE HELP: Annapolis police department: (410) 268-9000
PAY SERVICE: Adcock's Trapping: 410-774-5789

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