Common Diseases Carried by Skunks That May Prove Threatening to Humans and Pets

While skunks are most known for their ability to emit a vile odor when confronted and feel threatened, these mammals are also known to carry a variety of diseases that may prove to be threatening to humans and pets. If you find that skunks are invading your property or are veering close to your home,… Read More…

How to Deal with a Nuisance Alligator in the State of South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) identifies a “nuisance alligator” as a creature that is believed to pose an immediate threat to people, their property, and/or pets. In many instances, the alligator must be a certain length prior to be labeled as a “nuisance”. Four feet is the most common length standard. This… Read More…

Beavers Cause Millions of Dollars of Damage to Homes in the United States Each Year

Beavers are considered to be highly beneficial, in terms of a wildlife point of view; however, they are known to create multiple problems for homeowners within the United States. Damages typically include flooded lands, flooded timber, the destruction of valuable trees, as well as immense levels of interference with property drainage units. According to estimates… Read More…

5 Diseases Squirrels Can Transmit to Humans

In most instances, squirrels are able to coexist with humans without any major complications. In fact, unless a squirrel feels threatened, they typically do not go near humans. We give squirrels more attention than they give us. They have a long, distinct, and generally harmless history of living among us. Regardless of whether you live… Read More…

Infectious Diseases Carried and Spread by Raccoons

Raccoons have easily adapted to the urban life. These creatures are commonly observed or even directly encountered in neighborhoods, parks, and other areas where people and pets frequent. While known for their cute bandit-like eyes and careful movements, these critters have the ability to carry many infectious diseases that may detrimentally impact the health of… Read More…

Wild Pig Sightings Becoming Increasingly More Prevalent in Residential Areas

“Wild pigs”, “wild hogs”, “feral pigs”, “feral hogs”, “savage swine”, “wild swine” – regardless of what you call them, the pigs have gone wild and are now being sighted on a more regular basis in residential areas. Their prevalence is so high, in fact, that they are often referred to as an “invasive species”. Wild… Read More…

Bat Infestations Place Humans at Higher Risk for the Development of Histoplasmosis

Bat infestations are more than just a nuisance. These infestations can increase your risk for developing a medical condition called histoplasmosis. Generally speaking, bats are not aggressive towards humans. In fact, they do attempt to steer clear of any interaction with people; however, they are associated with various diseases, rabies and histoplasmosis being the most… Read More…

Top 3 Venomous Snakes Found In South Carolina

While a poisonous bite from a snake in the United States rarely results in death, many snake bites may prove to be potentially lethal. At the very least, these bites could result in the onset of potentially life-threatening infections, may result in detriment to the central nervous system, and may cause problems with many normal… Read More…

5 Diseases Carried by Gophers

Gophers are small-sized rodents that burrow underground utilizing a combination of their front claws and teeth. While the creatures have poor vision and do not hear very well, they have a strong sense of touch. The gopher’s teeth are consistently growing. In order to keep them short, they have to gnaw on a regular basis…. Read More…

Snakes – The Basics

If you have stumbled upon one or more snakes around or in your home, it is time for snake removal services offered by a reputable wildlife extraction company. While most snakes are not considered to be dangerous, they are quite frightening to people and may result in costly complications. Furthermore, if you have an issue… Read More…

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