Can there be anything creepier than an encounter with a snake in your yard — or worse, in your house?
There are numerous unsettling stories involving rattlesnakes, such as that of the old man whose index fingers were both bitten by a rattlesnake outside his home in San Diego, or the dog that required 20 stitches after a confrontation with a rattlesnake in Laguna Beach.
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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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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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Did you know that bats carry approximately 60 viruses that are transmittable to humans? Bat dropping illnesses are not the only ones you should be worried about if you have them in your home. Fortunately, you have a phone call away.
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Do you have a party of uninvited guests in your attic? The scurrying and scampering sounds are a sure sign of rodents up there. Inspecting your attic for animals remains the surest way to get rid of them. If you are looking for such information, welcome aboard.
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For many years, homeowners in Los Angeles discover they are sharing their home with squirrels. They also unravel that the animals have been there for quite some time. If you are wondering what attracts squirrels to your house, how to remove them and why you should prevent them, you are at the right place.
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At least one person in the world dies every day as a result of rabies. This lethal viral disease is carried by skunks, bats, and raccoons. However, raccoons are one of the most widespread carriers of this disease in the U.S. Petting or feeding a rabid raccoon may put you and your entire family at risk of contracting the deadly disease.
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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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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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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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