Try for a moment to imagine strolling aimlessly through your backyard, admiring the luscious green scenery as a bandit marked critter scurries your way. Upon instinct your manner of reaction is that this cute, cuddly mischievous looking creature is friendly and wants to play! Well I am sorry to say that you are sadly mistaken and this black-eyed critter is the perfect host for a dreadful disease called Rabies. Now of course not every stray animal you see is going to have rabies, however, there are many tell telling signs that you can associate and use to avoid such encounters.
First off, Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other animals. It is mostly transferred by saliva entering a wound which in turn travels through your blood stream to your brain causing inflammation and swelling. The most common hosts for rabies in the United States are bats, though worldwide, dogs are the dominant source for transmission. Other animals that could carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, foxes and any other stray mammal.
Keeping these carriers away from society has become quite a task. Animal Wildlife Removal experts pride themselves on keeping the streets safe from rabid mammals. They will come to your home, business or property and remove any animal deemed unfit for its surroundings. They are of course regulated by state regulations to trap and relocate this animal appropriately.
The largest issue face by wildlife removal experts is educating others on how to deal with potential rabies exposure. If you are bitten by an animal it is very important to immediately call 911. It is also important to attempt capture of your enemy to use for testing to make sure that the animal is or isn’t a host for rabies. If unable to test the animal you could be in for a wild ride of month long treatments costing up to two thousand dollars.
It is important to never handle a wild animal: dog, squirrel, skunk, or raccoon that you are unsure of. Making sure that your children are aware and to inform an adult if they see a sick or injured animal and to not touch is also very important. The most common deaths from rabies exposure are in children.
So when it comes to admiring and handling cuddly stray creatures, think twice. Call your local wildlife removal experts for advice on how to handle any wildlife in your area.