Posted on September 6, 2017 by Animal Capture
September is here, and that means the summer is winding down. If you’re thinking about squeezing as much time outdoors as possible in the next few weeks, you’re not the only one. Expect a higher number of tarantulas out there for mating season.
Tarantulas are more likely to be spotted in the wilderness or on hiking trails. However, male tarantulas have been known to travel as far as four miles in search of a mate. That means they could potentially end up anywhere above the ground in Los Angeles. In fact, it seems like tarantulas are more ambitious this summer than in seasons past thanks to the rainy winter. Reports of tarantula sightings in residential areas are coming in across Southern California — including in one resident’s shoe.
Posted on August 23, 2017 by Animal Capture
Animal Capture Wildlife Control has dealt with many rabid animals over the years, and we seek to educate the public on how rabies is transmitted and what can be done to prevent getting rabies. Rabies, a common, life-threatening virus that attacks the central nervous system, causes tens of thousands of deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization.
Posted on August 6, 2017 by Animal Capture
All living creatures must be respected. The basis for the respect can be religious or humanistic. Further, societal norms enforce compliance with abuse and neglect laws. When an animal dies, according to nature, by accident or intentionally, the death is someone’s loss.
There is a particular procedure that must be followed for disposing of a dead animal or for dead wildlife removal. This may vary depending on whether you are dealing with a domestic animal or a dead wild animal.
Posted on July 23, 2017 by Animal Capture
Was your dog sprayed by a skunk? Acting quickly to remove skunk smell is imperative to successfully removing the smell without the odor lingering. In fact, if dog skunk smell isn’t properly and entirely removed from the dog’s coat and skin, the odor can linger for up to a year. To help avoid another incident where a skunk sprays your dog, keeping the dog’s outside play area well-lit helps to deter skunks. Better yet, contacting a professional wildlife removal service to safely remove the skunks will be your best bet in avoiding an incident like this in the future and will help give you peace of mind.
Posted on July 7, 2017 by Animal Capture
Telling if a snake is venomous or not is an excellent way to properly determine your response to the situation. The first important fact to know is that the majority of snake species are non-venomous, and in the U.S., more specifically, you can only find four venomous species of snakes. These are cottonmouths, rattlesnakes, coral snakes, and copperheads. If you discover any of these snakes, you should call for animal capture and wait for a snake-removal team to arrive.
Posted on June 23, 2017 by Animal Capture
Some states require that you have proper licensing to perform animal capture and animal removal. Raccoons can pose serious health threats to people. Check your state regulations. If it is legal, you may not need to hire a professional to successfully perform raccoon removal. However, hiring a professional guarantees safe wildlife removal. You can purchase professional, humane animal removal equipment from a wildlife trap company.
A raccoon trap is an effective removal method because raccoons are curious animals that are always on the lookout for food. However, raccoons are an intelligent animal. If you set up your trap incorrectly and the trap does not successfully trap the raccoon on the first try and it escapes, the raccoon will likely not be able to be lured by that trap again
Posted on June 6, 2017 by Animal Capture
No matter where you live, there are laws protecting animals from abuse and cruelty. Unfortunately, some people break those laws, hurting innocent animals. Animals deserve a fighting chance, and you may be their only hope. Read on to find out what you can do to help.
If you have witnessed animal abuse or have a suspicion that an animal is being abused, it’s important that you learn how to spot it and know what to do if the animal has, in fact, been abused.
Posted on May 23, 2017 by Animal Capture
At first blush, mice and rats seem like very similar animals. They’re both small, furry rodents. They both infest homes, scurry around in the walls, and try to get at what’s in the pantry. While they share a number of common traits, they are also very different animals and will affect your home in different ways. Infestations of mice or rats will each have their own unique, best strategy for ridding your home of them.
If you are hearing strange noises in your home, it’s possible that you have pests. You might even start to suspect that you need a Los Angeles raccoon removal service, but how do you know if the noise is that of raccoons or something else entirely? Use this quick tips guide to simplify your diagnosis.
Posted on April 1, 2014 by Animal Capture
Today Animal Capture Wildlife Control was called out to a home in Los Angeles for a bat removal. The homeowner woke up to a bat flying around in the living and was terrified. I responded right away. When I walked in the living room the bat was stuck on the wall. I put up my ladder and picked the bat off the wall. The bat was taken out front and released. For more information on bats check out our website animalcapturewildlifecontrol.com