What is Wildlife Control?

Wildlife management or nuisance wildlife management refers to the process of selective or systematic elimination of certain species of wildlife that has become destructive, menacing, or threat to human health.
The most frequent nuisance wildlife include opossums, squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, pigeons, snakes, skunks, and bats. These animals pose a threat to human health since they carry disease-causing ticks, lice, bacteria and viruses. One of the best ways to eliminate or relocate them is to seek the support of a professional wildlife control and removal support.
Just like humans and all animals, wildlife deserves a place on this world. But since they are one of the most common carriers of diseases, they have to be eliminated to keep people safe. Here’s a list of nuisance animals that are potential carriers of zoonotic diseases when they invade houses:
1. Raccoon
Raccoon is a known carrier of rabies, raccoon roundworms, leptospirosis, and salmonella. Rabies is a deadly viral disease that attacks a man who is bitten by a rabid animal. Raccoon roundworms are parasitic worms that someone could undergo accidental inhalation or ingestion of raccoon feces that contain parasite eggs. This may lead to larval migration into the central nervous system and it can cause damage to the brain and eye tissues.
Liptospirosis, on the other hand is a bacterial disease that animals pass on to humans through contact with infected urine. People who suffer from liptospirosis experience fever, shivering, vomiting, dehydration, meningitis, renal failure and kidney damage.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. Humans can contract it by eating foods that are contaminated by infected animals.
2. Squirrel
Squirrels aren’t notorious carriers of zoonotic diseases, but they have a potential to infect humans due to their droppings which could carry liptospirosis and salmonella bacteria. Skunk
Skunks aren’t known carriers of disease-causing organisms. They only become a nuisance when they intrude human dwellings. Their burrowing, feeding, and protection customs become a menace when they perform it in basements, garages, and other places in people’s homes.
4. Rats
Rats became infamous when they brought bubonic plague that caused thousands of deaths in Europe from the middle ages. Other ailments that rats may transmit to humans include rat-bite fever, ricketsia, eosinophilic meningitis (an infection of the brain), leptospirosis, and salmonella-related sicknesses. Birds
The bird which has the highest potential to invade homes is pigeons. They aren’t known to carry and transmit zoonotic diseases but their droppings can become a host to a type of fungus that can cause histoplasmosis, a flu-like disease characterized by fever, chills, joint pains, chest pain, and mouth sores. This can happen when someone inhales the spores of the fungus that grow on pigeon droppings.
6. Bats
Bats may appear harmless, but they are the most frequent transmitter of the rabies virus particularly in the North American continent. You should be cautious about them when they invade your home because they can bite.
These are the most common wildlife that you need to be concerned about when they chance to invade your dwelling. In the event any of the aforementioned wildlife do become a nuisance for you, you should contact a humane wildlife control and removal service to help you solve your own problem.

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