A Harris's Hawk

Are There Good Animals to Have Around Your Home?

Wild animals and insects may all seem like dangerous creatures when they live around your home and local area. You may be surprised to discover that a few of them are actually good to keep around. Animals like hawks, frogs, and hedgehogs can help with pest control around your home and garden. Here is a handy guide about good animals to have around your home and which ones should be considered pests.

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How to Report a Rabid Animal

If you live in Austin, TX you may have recently heard about the two rabid raccoons found in North Austin in April this year. When multiple cases are reported within a close timespan there may be an outbreak of rabies in the area, since it is a very contagious virus. Raccoons specifically can carry their own version of the rabies virus.

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When to Remove a Birds Nest

Birds are extremely busy in the springtime and have the job of mating, nest building and raising their young all in a few months time. It is important to pick the right time to remove a bird’s nest because you do not want to disrupt the development of the chicks or have to deal with their relocation.

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Damaged Caused by Rats to Your Home

Rats and mice are a common problem in homes across Austin, Texas. During the winter months, rats and mice will look for areas to nest and end up in many homes for the favorable temperature and predator-safe environment. Rats and mice will cause a lot of harm to your home by chewing through walls, insulation, and electrical wires, searching for food, and spreading disease through your home.

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Identifying Dead Animals in Your Walls and Home

With the wide range of animals in the Austin area, it is common for some critters to find shelter in attics, subfloors, and walls in homes. When you do hear an animal in your home, it is important to get it removed quickly because the critter can get stuck in small place and die.

The smell of a dead animal is unmistakable, but it can be difficult to pinpoint where in your home the animal died. Animal removal experts will be able to pinpoint where the animal has trapped itself, and how to best remove it.

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Raccoon on a bird feeder

How to Keep Raccoons From Using Your Doggie Door

Having raccoons enter your home is more than just a nuisance, it can be a health hazard as well. Raccoons are known to carry a number of harmful diseases, including salmonella, roundworms, and other disease-causing bacteria. They can also pose a danger to your pets and family that happen to be in the home. Fortunately, there are some simple and straightforward ways to stop raccoons from using the doggie door as their own personal entrance into your house.

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