How to keep porcupines from damaging my vehicles in Maryland | Porcupine

How to keep porcupines from damaging my vehicles

Porcupines are attracted to anything salty. So winter road salt can attract them to automotive parts and rubber, including brake lines, fuel lines, tires, half-shaft boots, etc. Thoroughly hose off or wipe down vehicles and vehicle parts to remove accumulated salt. If possible, keep vehicles in a garage or erect a temporary fence around vehicles.

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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