Dog sitting in grass

Does Having Pets Attract Critters to Your Home?

Pet owners know the importance of keeping their animals separate from wild critters, both for the safety of their own animals and outdoor-dwellers alike. In order to maintain a responsible environment, pet owners should be aware of these key points. Understanding these can preserve the ecosystem and keep animals on both sides of the spectrum safe and happy.

Raccoon in wild

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.

What to know about raccoon removal

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.

Four of the weirdest critters in Texas

4 of the Weirdest Critters in Texas

Texas wildlife is unique in its diversity. State-wide, there are hundreds of species, including enough amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, invertebrates, and reptiles to keep naturalists busy for a lifetime. Some of these creatures are highly unusual, based on their coloring, appearance and habits.