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How to Handle the Wild Animal Removal Process

racoon in attic

Nature is wonderful, but there is a reason animals were meant to be outside of your home. When you end up with a wild animal in your home, it is important to handle the removal process in the right way. Whether you need to take care of raccoon removal, get rabbits out of the basement, or bats out of the attic, the following steps are good ones to follow to handle the situation in a safe and effective manner. Continue reading

Benefits of Contacting a Professional for Rat Problems

brown domestic rat

The moment that you see a rat in your home, you start to consider the steps that you could take for rat removal. Having pests take up residence in your home can make you feel like your personal space has been violated. Where are they staying? What food have they touched? How many more of them are there? Dealing with rats is tricky because they can infest your home quickly and destroy the structural integrity of your house. You need to act fast, but you shouldn’t do it on your own. You should call a professional to help you for the following benefits. Continue reading

From the CDC

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Severe Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Severe HPS.
Image courtesy D. Loren Ketai, M.D.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus.

Anyone who comes into contact with rodents that carry hantavirus is at risk of HPS. Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at risk for HPS infection if exposed to the virus.

To date, no cases of HPS have been reported in the United States in which the virus was transmitted from one person to another. In fact, in a study of health care workers who were exposed to either patients or specimens infected with related types of hantaviruses (which cause a different disease in humans), none of the workers showed evidence of infection or illness.

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Three Reasons Bats Are a Danger to Homeowners

Three Reasons Bats Are a Danger to Homeowners

While we can all agree that nature is wonderful and beautiful, there are certain elements of nature that should really stay outdoors. Bats are one thing that you should protect your home from. While the bat is a mysterious and majestic creature, it can cause also some serious issues if it does happen to make its way into your home. We’ve listed three potential issues homeowners may face with bats in the home. Continue reading