Animal-Pros is one of the Nation’s Largest and Most Trusted Wildlife Removal Companies! We provide full-service nuisance animal removal services throughout Florida, Texas and California. We perform Animal Removal and Wildlife Control services on Nuisance animals such as Squirrels, Armadillos, Bats, Snakes, Mice, Rats, Bees, Moles, Gophers, Skunks, Raccoons, Possums, and Birds. We are your local Wildlife Control and Animal Removal Specialists. We are experts in the field of Animal Control and Wildlife Removal and everyone on staff is college-educated and properly trained in the field of wildlife biology. We have offices throughout Florida, Texas and California with technicians locally servicing your town.
We specialize in the removal and control of wild nuisance pest animals from your home and business. Animal removal and Wildlife Control is closely regulated by County Animal Control and by State Regulated by Wildlife Commission to ensure humane and proper treatment of the wild animals removed. Before you hire any animal removal professional, you should check to make sure they have the proper licensing and paperwork from the County and State and ensure that they have the proper insurance to perform work to your home.
HUMANE ANIMAL TRAPPING
EXCLUSION WORK: ANIMAL REPAIRS
ANTI-MICROBAL TREATMENT: ATTIC SANITATION
ATTIC RESTORATION: INSULATION REMOVAL & INSULATION REPLACEMENT
Now that we have removed the Nuisance Animal from your attic we need to clean up the mess left behind. When an animal is in your attic they can cause damage from urinating, defecating and breeding. All of these are contaminates left behind in your attic, including bacteria, diseases and insects, can spread throughout your home’s insulation. These hazards can lead to severe respiratory problems- bacteria getting into the airways of your home through leaks in A/C tubing, wall voids, and more. We will do a full cleanup and restoration of your attic, when we are done it will be like you never had a problem!
Wildlife & Animal feces is one of the most Bactria infested feces that we deal with her on the regular so you will want to make sure you wear a respirator. There are a few issues with Wildlife & Animal feces that I will touch on to make sure you are protected, get it removed, and the attic and your home is contamination free.
Wildlife are known to carry many different zoonotic diseases, meaning they can be transmitted to humans. We will discuss each of those in detail. We are not intending to scare you by discussing the diseases associated with wildlife, but feel you should be informed of the health risk to you and your pets.
The following is a list of some of the zoonotic diseases that you and your pets could be exposed to from wildlife in your attic.
Leptospirosis: The bacteria that cause leptospirosis are spread through the urine of infected animals, which can get into water or soil and can survive there for weeks to months. Many different kinds of wild and domestic animals carry the bacterium. These can include, but are not limited to cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, animals, and wild animals.
When these animals are infected, they may have no symptoms of the disease.
Infected animals may continue to excrete the bacteria into the environment continuously or every once in a while for a few months up to several years.
Humans can become infected through: contact with urine (or other body fluids, except saliva) from infected animals or contact with water, soil, or food contaminated with the urine of infected animals.
* There have been cases this year in Florida of leptospirosis including at least 2 cases in Orlando.
Canine Distemper: Canine distemper is a viral disease that affects animals in the families Canidae (dogs, wolves, foxes, etc.), Mustelidae (ferrets, weasels, otters, etc.), Mephitidae (skunks), Hyaenidae (Hyenas), Ailuridae (the red panda), Procyonidae (racoons, ringtails, etc.), Pinnipedia (seals, walrus, sea lion, etc.), some Viverridae (racoon-like animals in South Asia) and Felidae (cats) (though not domestic cats; feline distemper or panleukopenia is a different virus exclusive to cats). The disease is highly contagious (via inhalation) and fatal 50% of the time, thus making it the leading cause of infectious disease death in dogs. The virus infects the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, the brain, and spinal cord.
Common symptoms can include:
1) High fever,
2) Watery discharge from the eyes and nose,
3) Vomiting and diarrhea,
4) Hardening of the footpads and nose,
5) Seizures (of any part of the body, but seizures that look as if the dog is chewing gum are unique to distemper), and
It is most commonly associated with domestic animals such as dogs and ferrets, although it can infect wild animals as well such as possums. It is a single-stranded RNA virus of the family paramyxovirus, and thus a close relative of measles and rinderpest. Despite extensive vaccination in many regions, it remains a major disease of dogs. Hantavirus: Infection with hantavirus can progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which can be fatal. People become infected through contact with hantavirus-infected animals or their urine and droppings. animal control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection. All cases of Hantavirus infection are reported to the CDC.
Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and Snake droppings. Histoplasmosis is most commonly transmitted when these spores become airborne, often during cleanup or demolition projects. Soil contaminated by bird or Snake droppings also can transmit histoplasmosis, so farmers and landscapers are at a higher risk of the disease. In the United States, histoplasmosis most commonly occurs in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys. Most people with histoplasmosis never develop symptoms and aren't aware they're infected. But for some people — primarily infants and those with compromised immune systems — histoplasmosis can be serious. Effective treatments are available for even the most severe forms of histoplasmosis.
Snake Roundworm: Baylisascaris infection is caused by a roundworm found in Snakes. This roundworm can infect people as well as a variety of other animals, including dogs. Human infections are rare, but can be severe if the parasites invade the eye (ocular larva migrans), organs (visceral larva migrans) or the brain (neural larva migrans). Rabies: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like Snakes, skunks, Snakes, and foxes.
So with all these Diseases and Bacteria MAKE SURE YOU WEAR YOUR RESPIRATOR AND MAKE SURE YOU STAY PROTECTED AND REOMVE ALL THE BACTERIA POOP AND CONTAMINATION FROM YOUR ATTIC.
No one said this was all fun and trapping games, animal removal is hard and dirty work, but its got to get done. Now that you have trapped the animal, gotten the animals out of the attic, did the animal exclusion and repair work, you are on the final steps to completing the job. The last thing that you want to do is remove all the mess that the animal left behind in the attic. This is honestly one of the most important parts of animal removal and my how to guides for removing animals and getting rid of animals, but so many time homeowner’s skip this step and have more and more issues in the future.
Why: Feces Urine contaminates, this is all bacteria in the attic. Do you want this over your head at night when you sleep? NO that is why it must be removed. There are duct works and airways that lead from the attic into your home. Just look up, you see those vents in your ceiling? Where do you think the duct work and vents are? Your attic, and what if there is an opening or cut in the ducts from the animals, well then you re breathing in all that bacteria that was left in the attic. Remember the harms from the animal poop I was talking about before? Well that’s in your attic, you want to remove that asap. Breathing in bacteria from a animal infestation can be fatal and causes many other severe respiratory issues. You will want to wear a full Protective suite and make sure you are fully covered and protected, you can uses a shop vac with HELP filter or use your hand and bags and start removing all the insulation that has been contaminated and also all the feces and urine areas, these are called Latrines, when animals defecate in one single area. Once ALL the contaminates from your attic and from the animals are removed you will want to apply a product such as DSV to all of your attic. You can use a little pump spray like this one from your local hardware store and apply all the product to the insulation and attic. Make sure you read the label and use the correct amounts. Here at 247, I, Brendan Mangnitz, use heavy duty equipment like an atomizer , when I am doing any type of attic sanitation. For my customers I wasn’t to make sure that EVERY single section in the attic is fully taken care of and nothing is left behind. If you are ready this how to article and want to do this yourself just make sure you do a very good job, don’t cut any corners, and be extremely proficient to ensure the safety of your family.
Our Team at Animal-Pros.com can help you get out of a situation that you might not want to be in, and might be too scared to fix yourself.