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How To Protect The Environment & Deter Wildlife


All of us at Shumaker Animal Control believe in the humane treatment of wild animals. That is why we are committed to safely catching animals in live traps and relocating them to approved wildlife management areas.



Our team also believes that one of the best ways to keep wild animals out of your homes and off your property is by protecting the environment. By preserving their natural habitat, wildlife will not need to leave in search of food or shelter.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Single-use plastics, such as water bottles and plastic bags, are one of the biggest threats to wildlife and the environment. These products are not biodegradable, which means they can pollute the environment for thousands of years.


Rather than throwing away old books, toys, clothes, or movies, consider donating them to charity. Individuals should also do their best to properly recycle items, such as aluminum, glass, plastic, cardboard, and paper. Reusing and recycling these items helps to reduce pollution while limiting the need for new resources to be used.


Clean Up After Yourself and Others


When individuals litter, it has negative effects on all aspects of the natural environment. When trash gets washed into bodies of water, the water becomes polluted with hazardous chemicals.


Littering also has detrimental effects on the soil and air within a natural environment. The toxins from the litter is absorbed into the soil, which can affect plants and crops.


With limited sources of food and fresh water, it is no surprise wild animals often result to scavenging homes and land for survival.


If you want to help protect the environment, start by cleaning up after yourself. Individuals can also help by picking up any trash they come across when outside.


Volunteer With Wildlife Organizations


One of the best parts about living in Maryland is that there is no shortage of environmental organizations. Do your part to protect the environment by volunteering with one of these organizations in your area, or even by starting your own group with family, friends, and neighbors.


This is a great opportunity to restore your area back to its natural beauty by eradicating invasive plant species, planting trees and plants, monitoring bodies of water, or building bird houses. All of these activities are crucial to the survival of wildlife and the natural environment.


Have A Wild Animal Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control


If you think you have a wild animal problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.


At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.


Call us at 443-854-8072, visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information.


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