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Why You Don’t Want Wildlife In Your Home

It is actually quite simple: Wild animals don’t have the same standards you do. They don’t take baths regularly and they don’t wipe their feet before coming inside. Oh yeah, and they leave their excrement wherever they feel like it.

If you have not yet come to the place where you know wildlife does not belong in your home, here are a few points you may want to consider.

Point 1: Wild animals are dangerous.

If you don’t believe me, read the news. People get attacked by cute fuzzy animals all the time. It isn’t that squirrels, raccoons, possum and woodchucks are violent creatures. They won’t hunt you like a lion or a panther. But they can be very dangerous if you corner them, trap them, or if they are protecting their young.

Point 2: Wild animals can have rabies.

If you scare an animal, trap, or corner an animal, it may bite you. But a rabies-infected animal doesn’t need any of these reasons. Rabies make an already unpredictable animal even more unpredictable. A squirrel that is normally skittish might chase you across the deck and leap onto your back. A cute little raccoon begging for food might suddenly lunge at you with bared teeth. If you are tempted to be around wild animals, look for the signs of rabies: goop around the eyes, froth on the mouth, paralysis in one or both legs, drunken stupor, or falling down. But even if you don’t see these signs, always capture a wild animal that has bitten you so that it can be tested for rabies.

Point 3: Wild animals are nasty.

This is especially true for animals that have learned to live off the generosity of humans. They climb into trash bins, scamper through sewers pipes, and get into compost. This causes rot and decay to be in their fur and in their bellies. A raccoon climbing on your deck tables can spread illness to your family, and you won’t even realize it. Bacteria cannot be seen by the naked eye, but it exists, and it can make you sick.

Point 4: Parasites.

Something that CAN be seen by the naked eye is parasites. If you have rats, bats, raccoons, mice, or other critters living in your home, you may get an infestation of the creatures that inhabit their fur, especially if you have a pet. Wild animals carry lice, mites, ticks, fleas, worms and other parasitic creatures. Nobody wants these in their home.

So, what should you do?

Have these creatures safely removed by a professional. A professional can also teach you common sense practices that deter animals from entering your yard in the first place. Get informed and keep the wildlife outside where they belong!

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