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- Attic Restoration, which is the removal of contaminated insulation removal, disinfect, sanitize attics, attic decontamination.
- Dead animal removal
- Pigeon control (with nets, deterrent spikes etc)
- Bird control (harassment, removal from buildings)
- Feral hog control
- House seal ups to prevent rodent infestations
- Honeybee swarm removal, including problems with Honey bees in the walls or attic.
Shreveport Louisiana Raccoon Control Situation: Don't be deceived by their cute and furry faces. Raccoons are wild animals and their bite is just as bad. The videos that you see of people holding raccoons are trained for the job, and if they aren't, they're probably fooling you by holding a young raccoon which has not fully matured yet. All experts suggest that holding a raccoon is dangerous especially with your bare hands.
Raccoons carry many viruses and diseases that can prove fatal for human beings. The intestinal parasite called Baylisascaris Procyonis might be harmless to the raccoon but for humans, it can mean a death sentence. Raccoons are also common carriers for roundworms are other diseases like salmonella and leptospirosis. These germs are not only transmitted through direct contact but can also reach the human body indirectly like droppings of raccoons in a swimming pool.
The problem doesn't end here. Raccoons are also known to be rabid and a single bite or scratch can leave you seriously infected. There are enough reasons why you should leave a raccoon alone and let a professional take care of your pest problem. But if for some reason, you need to come in contact with a raccoon, make sure to always wear gloves. It will be your first line of protection against the harmful germs and infections that the raccoon might be carrying. Leather gloves are good for the jobs and there are other options available in the market too. After putting away the raccoon carefully, disinfect your hands properly and the area where the raccoon had been living.
If you see an injured or abandoned raccoon, don't come in contact with it directly. Put a sheet or cloth over it and then carry it to a safe spot. You can also use an empty box and topple it over the animal. This makes it easier for transporting the animal. You don't have to do it yourself, you can always call the authorities for help. There are other options in the market too like traps and cages for catching raccoons. Be sure to use humane measures that keep you and the raccoon safe. You only want to get rid of it, you don't want to squash the poor creature.
Prevention is always better than cure, and it can't be emphasized enough in this case. Get rid of all the things that might be brining raccoons to your house in the first place. Pick up any dropped fruit from the trees, don't let it rot there because it serves as a yummy treat for raccoons. Don't leave pet food outside because it is another favorite for raccoons. Cover your pool and drain it if possible. Having a pool full of water infected by raccoon feces is the last thing you want.
If for any reason, you get scratched by a raccoon, seek medical help immediately. The medical specialist will scan you for viruses and infections, and might give you a shot for rabies in there is a need. Take care of your children too and make sure they don't go near wild animals or try to catch them with their bare hands. We need to educate them about the problems and how we can cohabit with wild animals in a safe way.
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For wildlife control, animal trapping services, and raccoon control in Caddo Parish County, Louisiana, call us at 318-277-2010, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Shreveport, LA.