Raccoons Can Be a Health Threat to Your Pets and Family

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Even though they are cute, furry, and very intelligent animals, raccoons can be a nuisance and can even be dangerous to your health. Apart from causing a mess by tipping things over, they are also likely to spread diseases. It is advisable to seek medical attention in case of raccoon bites, scratches or general contact. If there are any raccoons in your residence, seek a professional raccoon removal service.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Los Angeles Animal Control

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Proper animal control offers a sense of safety. With animals around, families are at risk of contracting diseases. In case a wild animal invades your home, you do not have to harm them or damage your home. Trained animal control professionals help to get rid of wild, dangerous, or lost animals and prevent them from coming back in the future. If you are considering Los Angeles animal control services, keep the following in mind:

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Rat Removal From Your Home

Rat Removal

Rats in your home can be a nuisance, but they are often much more than that. Rat infestations can lead to other serious problems, such as disease or destruction of property. The Center for Disease Control lists numerous diseases carried and transmitted by rats. These include: Leptospirosis, Rat-Bite Fever, Salmonellosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Lassa Fever, and even Plague! Many people think Plague was wiped out long ago, but a number of cases still occur in this country each year. Rat removal is essential for good hygiene.

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Bobcat Removal Tips

Bobcat in Backyard

A bobcat is a medium-sized wild cat — weighing between 15-40 pounds — that’s becoming increasingly common in the United States. Bobcats are naturally shy animals, which is why sightings are rare in urban areas. Unless rabid, bobcats are highly unlikely to attack a human, but they are attracted to food sources, including small domestic animals, rodents, wild bird scraps and pet food.

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Snakes in Southern California

Snakes in Southern California

If a snake is in your home, you should know one thing: Do not move it. Doing so would be an unnecessary risk. Snake removal should be handled by animal control experts. San Diego Gopher Snakes, California King Snakes, California Lyresnakes, Coast Mountain Kingsnakes, Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes — these are some of the snakes you might find in Southern California. Two of these snakes are venomous, whereas three are not. Do you know which ones are harmful to humans?

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