Residents can use firearms to protect crops

A town in Maryland has approved the use of firearms on farmland to protect crops. This method can be used to prevent pests such as invasive birds and groundhogs from ruining crops. Currently, residents are not allowed to discharge firearms within city limits unless they are hunting waterfowl in approved waters or at a shooting range. Groundhogs and certain species of bird can wreak havoc on a farmers crops and this law will help combat those pests.

Another raccoon in Maryland has tested positive for rabies recently. A raccoon was seen acting aggressively in Preston. Rabies is usually is spread to humans through the bite of an infected animal or exposure of the infected animal’s saliva to broken skin, as may occur when caring for an injured pet. Rabies is not spread by petting a rabid animal or contact with blood, urine or feces.

For more information on raccoon removal and pest control, visit On The Fly Pest Solutions.

Havre de Grace approves firearm us protect crops from pests like invasive birds, groundhogs

An ordinance allowing the use of firearms to get rid of pest animals on agricultural property in the Havre de Grace city limits was approved by the City Council this week.

The legislation passed unanimously during Monday’s council meeting, after the council approved amendments offered by Councilman James Ringsaker with some tweaks to the language, such as the types of firearms that can be used. Learn more

Summary: A town in Maryland has approved the use of firearms on farmland to protect crops. This method can be used to prevent pests such as invasive birds and groundhogs from ruining crops.

Raccoon in Preston tests positive for rabies

A raccoon captured in the Preston area has tested positive for rabies.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, a raccoon was seen acting aggressively on Main Street in Preston near the Shore Stop (Valero Gas Station). The raccoon was euthanized and tested positive for the rabies virus, town officials said.

Stacey Pindell, Preston town manager, said rabies usually is spread to humans through the bite of an infected animal or exposure of the infected animal’s saliva to broken skin, as may occur when caring for an injured pet. Read more

Summary: A raccoon was seen acting aggressively in Preston recently and was then tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a viral disease that can be passed to humans from getting bitten by an infected animal.