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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Smells from dead animals could drive you out of the house. And the residue left by a dead animal could be hazardous to your health. If you hear or see signs of a live animal in the house, contact Animal
Capture Wildlife Control to remove it before it dies. Additional hazards after an animal dies include maggots, flies, and other bugs that could be carrying disease, including any disease the animal itself might be carrying.
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California is home to over 27 bat species that occupy any habitat that isn’t under water. Given that December is Southern California’s coldest month, the bats have to devise survival mechanisms, too.
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The holidays are quickly approaching. There will be family gatherings, a rainbow of leaves on the ground, backyard football, and of course food, lots of food. With this increase of food comes an increase of leftovers and old food that eventually gets thrown out, creating a smorgasbord for critters, such as raccoons, who love to invade our trash cans for their own Thanksgiving feast. While seen as cute and innocent, raccoons who have become accustomed to being fed or feeding from human trash cans sometimes become aggressive, not to mention the numerous parasites and diseases they carry. It is paramount to remember that safety comes first for you, your family, and the animal.
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Of all the pests, varmints and rodents that can plague a human habitation in Los Angeles or nearly anywhere else, the quick and clever mouse is probably the most ubiquitous, prolific, annoying and potentially harmful of them all. Once mice have moved in, they can be hard to get rid of on your own, and often the best solution is to call a professional animal removal service. However, with a little knowledge, patience and perseverance, effective mouse removable is possible.
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Posted on October 23, 2017 by Animal Capture
Coyotes are common in the suburbs of Los Angeles where there are abundant food sources, such as trash cans, dumpsters, rodents, and pet dogs. As natural predators, these wild animals are a threat to small dogs and children. They are big enough to jump over fences and open windows, but small enough to fit through doggy doors. Although coyotes are timid creatures, they can be chased away or deterred. But if you see one on or near your property, it’s time to give Animal Capture Wildlife Control a call.
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