When you have an animal problem or insect infestation in your home, not
only are you concerned about the potential damage it can cause to your
property, but also health risks that could result in severe illness. There
are a variety of issues to be aware of when encountering and handling
animals, such as diseases and health risks. Animals can serve as natural
hosts for specific diseases that affect humans.
If you have an animal problem or insect infestation in your home, the following
are directly transmitted animal diseases you can encounter:
Rabies – Rhabdovirus that is carried by certain carnivorous mammals, as
well as bats.
Hantavirus – Fatal disease from rodent bites or ingesting excrement.
Trichinosis – Illness from eating meat which is infected with the trichinella worm.
Brucellosis – Infectious disease caused by bacteria transmitted through contact
with an infected animal or contaminated object.
Encephalitis – Virus transmitted between animals and mosquitoes.
Baylisascaris – Infection caused by the parasite or roundworm found in raccoon
Rat-bite Fever – Streptobacillus moniliformis bacteria found on rat teeth and gums.
Salmonellosis – Salmonella bacteria from contaminated food from rat or mouse feces.
Histoplasmosis – Respiratory disease caught from breathing in spores spread by the
wind, often derived from bird roosts, poultry farms, and enclosed buildings
where bats and birds have roosted.
Q Fever – A disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii, commonly found
in milk, droppings, and urine of infected animals.
The Benefits of Animal Removal from Critter Control of Houston
Our professional staff at
Critter Control of Houston use extreme caution when approaching and handling wild animals that appear
sick or an infestation that results in potential diseases from animal
urine and feces. We can thoroughly analyze your animal or infestation
problem and determine an effective solution necessary to eliminate the
issue for good.
With more than 30 years of experience, we understand what it takes to help
you obtain peace of mind and your home’s comfort back. We use safe
and eco-friendly removal procedures and offer limited lifetime warranties
that ensure the problem doesn’t occur ever again.
If you are interested in effective animal removal services in Houston, TX,
contact us and schedule an appointment today.