Most wildlife can pose a danger to your family, home, and pets, but our wildlife removal service will humanely resolve the problem.
While there are some definite benefits of having certain wild creatures nearby, the challenges and potential dangers can outweigh those advantages, sometimes by a long shot. It might be tempting to leave a “cute” creature alone, but at The Dead Pest Society, we recommend calling us for humane and safe wildlife removal to keep these animals from being a potential problem.
- Raccoons – It is extremely rare for a raccoon to attack a human. In fact, they prefer to avoid contact with you. However, they will act out of self-defense and may bite you if you are coming between them and a meal or you have otherwise taken the wrong approach in dealing with them. A mother raccoon can be a bit more dangerous if she is defending her youth. Raccoons are also dangerous in the aspect that they are rabies carriers and their feces and urine can spread diseases, such as leptospirosis, raccoon roundworm, and salmonella. Raccoons can also be a danger to your pets, as they can easily kill smaller animals and injure large ones.
- Squirrels – There are many potential risks and dangers involved with having squirrels around, particularly if they have decided to nest in your home’s attic. They carry several diseases, which is why they don’t generally live a long time. Ringworm, fleas, and ticks are common and can pose a danger to you and your pets. In your home, squirrels can gnaw on insulation and electrical wiring, causing energy loss and potentially an electrical fire.
- Bats – The good news is that bats are voracious consumers of insects, easily eating thousands of them in a single day. However, while you may notice fewer mosquitos in your yard when you have a neighborhood bat or two, it is important to know that they can carry rabies and their droppings contain a soil fungus that can cause histoplasmosis, a disease of the lungs.
- Opossums – Whether you call them by their real name of opossums or shorten it up and call them possums like is common here in the South (although, technically, that is a completely different creature), the good news is that opossums are famous for being non-confrontational. They’ll play dead for more often than they’ll attack, hence the term “playing possum”. They do have some pretty sharp teeth, however, and will get into fights with pets if they are cornered. More good news is that they do not usually carry rabies. However, they can carry bacterial diseases that can be transmitted through their feces and urine, putting you at risk for leptospirosis.
If you are having an issue with any of these creatures, give us a call to schedule wildlife removal. We employ humane techniques to eliminate the potential danger to your home, family, and pets. Call today to learn more about our wildlife removal services in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.