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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Getting Your Backyard Fall-Ready

As we draw closer to September, it is important to consider how your backyard should be defended against critters. Wild animals such as raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and more could be looking for a new place to den for the winter. As summer activities dwindle and make way for autumn, it is important to make sure that your backyard doesn’t become a safe haven for wildlife.

Cleaning Up The Yard

A messy or unkempt yard gives wild animals a number of places to hide. Trim bushes and shrubs remove potential sheltering. Clear out debris piles, such as stick bundles or leave piles, which can make for an easy den. Stow unused lawn furniture and cushions for the cold seasons.

Maintenance and Repairs

Close off the space under your deck or patio, or inspect them for damage. Check your shed for damage, including cracks that smaller animals can take advantage of. This includes ensuring that the foundation around your shed is sturdy and undamaged. Fixing these issues can help prevent further damage caused by wild animals and/or weather.

Check for Signs of Animal Activity

When inspecting your property, look for signs that wild animals may be living on your property. This may include burrow holes, garden damage from animals, structural damage caused by animals, and more. If you see signs that wild animals may be living on your property, call a professional wildlife removal company. Hiring a humane wildlife removal company can help you ensure that your property can be cleared of unwanted animal intruders and that the proper cleanup and repairs are taken care of after exclusion.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, bats, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-962-0376 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Identifying Signs of Rabies in Wild Animals

Animal raccoon closeup in the autumn in the daytimeRabies is a disease that affects mammals. Generally, it is spread through a bite from an infected animal. The rabies virus affects the central nervous system of an infected mammal. Prolonged illness from the disease can result in paralysis, brain damage, and death. The disease is commonly spread amongst wild animals such as raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. Wild animals with rabies may bite humans or domesticated pets and spread the disease to them. This article will look at how the disease affects a host, and what to do if you think you have been exposed to rabies.

Symptoms of Rabies

Rabies has an incubation period before signs and symptoms of the disease develop. This incubation period can vary based on the location of the bite, the affected species, and more. Early symptoms may include confusion, disorientation, abnormal behavior, and difficulty walking. Fevers, vomiting, and anorexia are also possible symptoms. As the disease develops further, the infected animal may experience extreme fatigue, aggression, difficulty breathing, or foam at the mouth. Days after, the animal will experience paralysis, cerebral dysfunction, cranial nerve dysfunction, ataxia, seizures, self-mutilation, and death.

Identifying Rabies in Animals

A rabid animal may or may not be showing signs of rabies at the time of the bite. Common identifying signs may include mouth foam, aggression, and lethargy. For nocturnal animals such as raccoons and bats, being active in the daytime can be a sign of rabies.

If Bitten By A Wild Animal

If you or a pet are bitten by a wild mammal, wash the wound with mild soap and warm water and seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important to seek treatment in the event that the animal carried rabies or other infectious diseases. If your pet is bitten by a wild mammal, bring them to a vet as soon as possible. Make sure that your pet is up to date on all of its shots. Pets should not be left outside unattended.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, bats, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-962-0376 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience. Please note: we do not handle the removal of domestic animals such as dogs or cats, even if they appear to be rabid.

Rodents in Your Downspout

The downspouts from your gutter help channel water from your roof and away from your home. However, it can also be used by pest animals such as chipmunks, squirrels, and other small rodents. This article will discuss how these animals use your downspouts, and how to prevent this.

side of house with gutter and downspoutWhy Are Rodents In My Downspout?

There are a few reasons rodents might use your downspout. Firstly, they can use your downspout to quickly move up the side of your home without the risk of being spotted by predators. Next, your gutters can be chock full of plant material. Acorns, seeds, leaves, bark, and branches can fill your gutters. Rodent may use this plant material to create nests, or for a meal. Your downspout is an easy and safe tunnel that leads to food and shelter material. Rodents can use your chimney, vents, or gutters as a nesting spot. If rodents are living in or on your house, they may use the downspout to easily climb up to their nest

Preventing Rodents from Using your Gutters

Prevent rodents from using your gutters by making sure make sure that your gutters are sturdy and in good condition. Clean out your gutters regularly as needed. Prevent the buildup of debris in your gutters by installing gutter guards and/or a leaf strainer.

We specialize in the humane removal of chipmunks, squirrels, rats, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-962-0376 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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