University of Maryland Extension

Wildlife Damage

As urban development moves into undeveloped areas, homeowners may encounter conflicts with wildlife in their backyard. When a conflict does arise it is necessary to identify the animal, as well as the extent of the problem.There is no single guaranteed solution to prevent or control an animal problem. A variety of strategies and devices for animal control may be needed such as exclusion, modifying habitat, repellents, scare tactics, and peaceful coexistence. For more information read (PDF) HG 90 Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife.

deer damage
Deer

squirrel climbing tree
Squirrels

eastern vole
Voles

woodpecker damge to tree trunk
Woodpecker/Sapsucker

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