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Wildlife Animal Control

My name is David, and I am a nuisance wildlife removal expert. This website is a resource to help educate people about wild animals, and some of the problems that wildlife can cause. This website contains many guides to help you solve your critter problem.  I have also written several information articles about the most common nuisance wildlife species, just click your animal.

Wildlife removal is not easy. It is also fraught with health and safety risks. Most wildlife control situations are significantly more complex than they may seem. It is also illegal in most US states for non-licensed persons to trap or relocate wild animals. In, not all, but many cases, critter removal is not a do-it-yourself job.

HUMANE HINTS: Sometimes you don't need to remove wildlife at all! When possible, use exclusion, rather than trapping, techniques. Always be aware that an animal in your attic likely has a nest of babies inside. NEVER attempt to poison a mammal. Set traps in shade, and never leave an animal in a trap for more than a few hours. If you are uneducated, please enlist the help of a professional.

If you wish to hire professional help, I have complied a directory of expert wildlife removal specialists, covering over 500 different US cities and towns. I have spent significant time talking to these companies, and have even directly trained many of them, and believe that the companies in this directory are superior to most of the companies you may find in your own search. Just click your state on the below map, and you will find a good wildlife expert in your area. Updated weekly, current 2018.

If you have any additional questions about your wildlife problem, feel free to email me, or go ahead and click the above map, and talk to the person I have listed in your city or town. They will surely be able to answer your wildlife questions, and if you wish, they can give you a price quote and quickly solve your problem - usually same-day or next-day.

I have personally trained many of the operators on this list. However, since I do list companies in over 500 US cities and towns, I of course did not train them all. However, I have spoken with all of them, and I do know that they are all dedicated wildlife control specialists, not big-name pest control companies. I have listed them for many years, and have not heard any complaints about their services - but I certainly have heard many compliments! However, if you should ever have a bad experience with any of the wildlife operators that I recommend, let me know, so that I can talk to them and perhaps revise my listings to someone better. Just give them a call, talk to them, and see for yourself.

This month's featured wildlife removal education article: Are bat feces dangerous to touch or breathe?

There has been an increase of bat-related deaths all around the world in recent years, and for this reason , it is important not to touch bat feces , blood or saliva and it is always recommended that you must wear gloves when trying to exclude a bat from your home. While bat rabies can be avoided easily, it is quite difficult to avoid a disease such as Histoplasmosis- a disease caused by the inhalation of spores of bats and this is widely carried in the air and through physical touch. Histoplasmosis is not contagious, however the disease can affect both humans and animals and many people are not aware of their risks to it.

If you have a single bat or a couple of bats in your house, your risk of contracting Histoplasmosis or rabies may be low compared to when you have a colony of bats inside your attic. The kind of profession you do can also increase your chances of contracting Histoplasmosis or rabies from bat feces , blood or saliva; Construction workers, chimney cleaners, and HVAC installers, and roof repairers are at higher risks of contracting bat diseases.

Bats themselves are not the original carriers of Histoplasmosis, however they get infected with the disease and their feces carry the fungus . The fungus of the disease can also grow on any soil the droppings fall unto, and they continue to grow until someone cleans the barn or attic or anywhere the spores are growing.

Bat feces is dangerous to touch or breathe especially when you disturb the dirt or feces of the bat, the spores become air borne immediately and can be inhaled and you may become infected with Histoplasmosis immediately. This disease will normally affects the lungs first, and most sufferers of the disease will suffer no or mild symptoms in the first few days of coming in contact or breathing spores from the bat feces. Most of the symptoms of Histoplasmosis are related to Flu ,and these include; dry cough, chest pains, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fever, headache and sometimes, impaired vision.

You may be exposed to diseases spread by bats and may not know it , thus a proper diagnosis is recommended. In some cases, Histoplasmosis symptoms may seem like Tuberculosis and the disease may become fatal if not treated.

In order to avoid getting infections from touching or breathing substances from feces of bats, you should be careful when cleaning your attic. Experts suggest that you first spray a mist of water on the bat infested area, as such can help moisten the feces and dusts. You should also wear a disposable clothing with a facial mask for additional protection when removing the feces.

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