Having wild animals on your property is not only destructive but also incredibly dangerous. Wildlife like rats, raccoons, mice, squirrels, armadillos, and opossums can tear up lawns, damage structures, and contaminate large areas of your property in their attempt to establish a nest and access your food and water sources. However, the pests can also pose even more serious threats to those who occupy your residential home or commercial business. Here are some of the dangerous risks that a wild animal can bring to your Orlando property.
Common Diseases Carried by Wild Animals
While invasive wildlife’s ability to wreak all sorts of havoc on your property is well known, not everybody knows just how serious of a threat these critters pose to the health of you, your family, your guests, and your pets. Many of the wild animals that invade residential properties on a regular basis are known carriers of infectious diseases such as:
Commonly spread by rats, leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that is generally contracted through contact with urine or feces. Symptoms often include a headache, fever, vomiting, aching muscles, or a rash. Severity ranges from a mild annoyance to potentially fatal symptoms depending on the situation. If you notice rats or rat waste around your property, do not attempt to remove it on your own without proper safety and sanitization gear.
Yet another rat-related disease, histoplasmosis is contracted via the air. Fungus forms on rat waste, which is then released into the air when the fungus is broken down. This means the potential for disease to be spread anywhere in the home, and does not require direct contact with the rat waste itself.
Perhaps the most widely-known animal-transmitted disease, rabies is a huge threat to both humans and wildlife alike. Common carriers include raccoons, bats, armadillos, and rats. Vaccinations are available as a preventative measure against the virus, but even still, large numbers of domestic pets are affected each year by the disease. Though rabies is on the decline, once it is contracted and symptoms begin to show, it may be too late.
The risk of contracting any of the above diseases illustrates why it is highly recommended that you keep a safe distance and contact wildlife removal professionals when encountering a wild animal on your property.
Professional Wildlife Removal Services in Orlando
If you suspect that there’s animal activity in or around your home or office, don’t take a chance on your health. Call the experts at Critter Control® of Orlando. Our experienced wildlife removal technicians will inspect your property to determine the size of the infestation, strategize a custom removal plan to quickly and safely remove all nuisance wildlife from your property, install safeguards to keep them from returning, and clean and repair any damages the pests caused.
To schedule an inspection and receive your free wild animal removal estimate, call Critter Control® of Orlando at 407-295-7194 today