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Vermont Squirrel removal and Vermont squirrel control can be very challenging.  It will require many different types of tools and ladders to complete this task. There are many different types of squirrel traps. Live traps in the attics aren't as effective as you might think. Trapping Vermont squirrels at the roof entrance and near the entrance can be very successful  Most Vermont squirrel control service work is at the roof line if the house or dwelling. Getting the Vermont squirrel out of the attic may require trapping, although it can be done through exclusion. A combination of exclusion and trapping is the best way to permanently keep Vermont squirrels out. Properly trained & licensed exclusion professionals will make Vermont squirrel Removal, problem free. Vermont animal control officers will respond free of charge when a squirrel is in the living areas of your home. How to Trap Squirrels & trapping Squirrels Squirrel Removal Prevention Choose  Vermont squirrel Removal


Vermont Raccoon Removal and Vermont Racccoon Trapping is very dangerous work. Vermont Raccoons have a higher possibility of carrying rabies and will be aggressive if cornered in the attic or inside your chimney. Most county and state animal control officials will respond to a Vermont raccoon inside you living areas of your home at no charge. When the Vermont raccoon takes up residence in your yard, crawlspace, attic, and chimney then you need a professional. Most Vermont wildlife removal and control professionals have had a rabies pre-exposure vaccine administered to them. A contaminated attic may need Attic Decontamination is a most after removing these animals. Look here for Center for Diseses Control  information on Vermont raccoon fecal matter removal.

The raccoon is a warm blooded mammal that is as big as a medium size dog. The adult raccoons weigh from about 10-30 pounds. The total body length, including the tail measures from 26 to 40 inches.  The raccoon is also known as the "masked bandit" beacuse of their unique facial coloring, the raccoon is also called a bandit because of his thiervy. Raccoons are a noncturnal animal. The paws of a raccoon can manuver and open almost anything offered. They have been known to be able to open garbage can lids, garage doors, and windows. They can be found living in caves, rocks, hollowed out trees, and in your attic!

The gestation period for raccoons is about 63 days with a litter averaging four to six young being born in April or May. About 60% of the female raccoons breed and produce litters when they are one year old while males typically do not breed until their second year. Mating season for the raccooon is at its peak in February and March. When about two months old, the young begin accompaying the mother as she hunts for food. Young raccoons remain with their mother throughout the year. Raccoons are typically active from about sunset to sunrise. Researches indicate that the average life span is about three to four years.

The intellegence of a raccoon is such that it can pick an avocado from a tree, aim, and throw it at a barking dog. They can also turn door knobs, without a lock. When they climb down a tree, he backs down, except for the last few steps, when it turns around. Swimming comes easily to the raccoon, who uses water for hunting;and, they have been known to drown dogs, who have pursued them into the water. Never approach a wild raccoon, when threatened, they can defend themselves against much larger animals. Sharp teeth, sharp claws, agility, and strength, all make the raccoon the survivor that he is. Though as many as four million are trapped or hunted each year in the United States, the raccoon population seems to be increasing.

People should not handle raccoons or their waste without protection and appropriate training.  Raccoons in the United States are known to carry infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans and animals that have contact with raccoons or their waste. Raccoons expose humans to disease when handled or if there is exposure to bodily secretions or feces. Salvia, urine, feces and bites or scratched are the most commom routes of exposure.  80% of all North American raccoons carry Roundworm. This disease is caused by a parasite. The roundworm larvae cause problems as they travel through the person's muscles and various organs, including the liver, brain, lungs, and eyes. Raccoons are the primary host of this roundworm whicn is commonly found in their small intestines.  Raccoons shed millions of the microscopic roundwrom eggs in their feces. People may encounter the eggs through direct contact with raccoon droppings or by touching a contaminated area or object. If they don't wash their hands, they may later transfer the eggs to their mouths, Small children are particulary vulnerable because they tend to put their hands, and other objects into their mouths. Symptoms in people may include nausea, skin irrations, tiredness, liver enlargement, loss of coordination and muscle control, blindness, and coma. Other common diseases found in racoons are: Giardiasis, Leptospirosis, Salmomella, E Coli, and Rabies. Raccoons are one of the most common species to carry rabies.


Vermont Skunk Removal and Vermont Skunk control will always be unpredictable. The spray from a Vermont skunk can linger for weeks. unless you are very brave and or very confident, always have a Vermont skunk professional remove these friendly but smelly creatures. Dogs that get sprayed by the Vermont skunk usaully try to rub the smell from a Vermont skunk onto your carpet or couch.  


Vermont Opossum trapping and Vermont opossum removal is less dangerous than most other wildlife control, it is still not for everyone.  The opossum is part of the kangaroo family. usually the opossum resides in the lower areas of your dwelling. The Vermont opossum usually feeds on the dead caucus of other animals. Trapping Vermont opossums removal and exclusion is the best way to handle these creatures. Vermont Opossums usually are geound dwelling animals, if you hear noises in the attic and saw Vermont opossum in the back yard, it doesn't mean its in your attic, although it can be if the attic has easy access. These Vermont opossums are sometimes referred to Vermont possums


Vermont Snake Removal Vermont snakes get the worst publicity of all. They have been feared since biblical times. Although Vermont snakes are sometimes thought to stalk humans that's quite untrue. they're very east to predict. Food, heat and water is all they pursue. Take any of these things out of the equation and the snake leaves. Vermont Wildlife control professionals know how to remove the factors and then remove the Vermont snake problem.


Vermont Beaver Removal Vermont Beavers destroy man made habitat, but create much needed wetlands. The Vermont beaver will never stop tearing down trees and blocking waterways. Most humans cannot tolerate beavers when they devour the ornamental trees that humans plant . Tree replacement can be very expensive. some trees such as weeping cherry and weeping willows can be hundreds of dollars to replace and Vermont beavers can fall 5 trees per night. If you remove these trees the Vermont beaver will fall anither tree the next night olny to eat the tops first.


Vermont Bird Removal from Vents Vermont birds crap all over everything. from Vermont starlings nesting in vents to Vermont pigeons roosting at areas where humans do business, Vermont birds create many environmental hazards..After Having the Vermont Birds it is very important to have the area decontaminated.Bird Netting And bird Spikes in Vermont are good solutions to your Vermont bird control methods


Vermont Bat Removal Bats in Vermont are considered carriers of rabies and should be excluded by professionals.  There are to many variables in which to consider in Vermont bat control and exclusion. Every situation in Vermont is unique and should be evaluated and handled by a Vermont licensed wildlife animal control professional. Experience is the key in removing these Vermont Bats. From vents with a maternity colony to completely infested buildings, Vermont bat exclusion work is the most detailed work that can be done by the Vermont Bat certified professional. After removing Vermont bats in the attic one should consider Vermont attic decontamination for further protection against disease.


Vermont mole Removal    Moles are one of the common species of wildlife that we are called upon to control in North Houston. Moles can be found living in at lawns and landscapes throughout Vermont.  Vermont mole removal and mole trapping should be initiated as soon as the mole has been discovered living in these areas as Moles will tunnel through lawns damaging root systems and making it unstable to walk on the lawn. Expensive landscaping can be ruined quickly by this very small animal. Vermont is home to the Eastern Mole. Moles also take up residence under porches and patios Mole Removal Is Very Important to protect these areas. Moles create tunnels underground and "push up" the dirt that is excavated and deposit it on the surface of your lawn or landscape. Moles commonly eat earthworms and grubs.

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Wildlife Diseases

  • Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Rabies
  • Canine Distemper
  • Lyme Disease
  • Raccoon Roundworm


Chronic Wasting Disease


Chronic wasting disease is a neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in deer and elk in certain geographical locations in North America. To date, CWD has not been detected in any deer populations within the state of Vermont. The disease belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) or prion diseases. The disease attacks the brains of infected deer and elk and produces small lesions that result in death. While CWD is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep, there is no known relationship between CWD and any other TSE of animals or people.

It is not known exactly how CWD is spread. It is believed that the agent responsible for the disease may be spread both directly (animal to animal contact) and indirectly (soil or other surface to animal). It is thought that the most common mode of transmission from an infected animal is via saliva, urine and feces.

As of 2012, the following states and Canadian provinces had found CWD in their deer or elk populations: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, and Saskatchenwan.

To see a map of states infected with CWD, click here

There currently is no convincing evidence that the agent of CWD affects humans. However, public health officials recommend that human exposure to the CWD agent be avoided as they continue to research the disease. Health officials advise hunter not to consume meat from animals known to be infected with the disease. Boning out meat is recommended. In addition, they suggest hunters take the normal simple precautions when field dressing carcasses.

For more information on Chronic Wasting Disease

Rabies


Rabies virions: are bullet-shaped with 10-nm spike-like glycoprotein peplomers covering the surface. The ribonucleoprotein is composed of RNA encased in nucleoprotein, phosphorylated or phosphoprotein, and polymerase.


Rabies is the most important wildlife disease risk to humans and pets in Vermont. Although rabies is a virus that is 100% fatal if not treated, it is also 100% preventable. Freezing does not kill the rabies virus. Heat and/or chemical agents such as Clorox will. Raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes are the primary carriers of rabies in New England. Animals in the final stages of rabies may appear aggressive, tame, disoriented and may drool or make strange sounds. The rabies virus is primarily concentrated in the saliva, brain and spinal column of a rabid animal. It is not found in blood, feces, or urine.

If you think you have been exposed to rabies (wash the wound thoroughly", or if a suspect rabid animal is encountered, cal the Vermont Rabies Hotline 1-800-4-RABIES (1-800-472-2437). If an animal is to be destroyed, avoid shooting it in the head as this makes testing for rabies difficult. Testing for rabies will occur if a person or unvaccinated domestic animal is exposed, the animal was found in a town in which rabies has not yet been detected, or under some other special circumstances. Some trappers, animal control agents and wildlife biologists have received pre-exposure rabies treatments as a precaution. If interested, contact your personal physician to discuss your personal situation.
More information on Rabies may be found on the Vermont Department of Health Website or on our Nuisance Wildlife Page

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is caused by a virus that has a broad host range among North American carnivores including the mink, striped skunks, fishers, badgers, black-footed ferrets and weasels. Canine distemper virus is related to rubeola (red measles) but poses no known threat to humans.

Canine distemper virus infects cells of the immune system, lungs, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, skin, and brain. It is shed from the body in nasal and conjunctival exudates, feces and urine. Transmission requires close interaction between animals to enable direct contact or aerosol exposure because the virus does not persist long outside the body under most environmental conditions. Infected animals may shed virus beginning about 5 days after infection for a period of as long as 6 weeks or until death.

The signs of canine distemper are similar in all susceptible species. Reddening on the skin of the chin, muzzle, ears, around the eyes, ventral abdomen, limbs and footpads is an early sign. Scurfiness, or a moist rash with thickening of the skin and slippage of fur, may develop in these areas. The muzzle and footpads may become thickened and dry. There may be an ocular discharge and the eyes may become encrusted and gummed shut by purulent exudates. Some animals lose their appetite and become emaciated, whereas others develop diarrhea. Pneumonia may develop, resulting in labored respirations. Nervous signs, which are due to encephalitis, include loss of fear of humans, daylight wandering by nocturnal animals, stupor, circling, twitching or spasms of limbs, muscles, muzzle, lips and head, ataxia, paralysis, coma and convulsions.

Outbreaks of canine distemper may have a significant impact on local or regional populations of raccoons, and on red foxes, gray foxes and skunks in parts of the United States and on the raccoon population in Canada. Transmission of canine distemper is likely density-dependent; the disease poses a threat mainly to concentrated populations of previously unexposed susceptible species.

The origin of virus introduced into susceptible populations is unclear, there often appears to be little relationship between canine distemper activity in domestic populations and that in wildlife.

Lyme Disease


From left to right: The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) adult female, adult male, nymph, and larva on a centimeter scale. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Lyme disease is caused by a coiled bacterium (spirochete) called Borrelia burgdorferi. The spirochete is named for its discoverer, Dr. Willy Burgdorfer of the United States Public Health Service, who identified it in the bodies of the tiny "deer ticks" which carry it to humans. First reported in Lyme in southeastern Connecticut in 1976, the illness was named after that town. The tick which transmits the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete to humans is called lxodes dammini. It is smaller then the common dog tick and lives in grassy and wooded areas, they feed on small and large animals like mice, shrews, birds, raccoons, opossums, deer and occasionally humans.

The lxodes dammini tick is principally found along coastal areas from Delaware to Massachusetts, and also in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The tick's preferred habitats are wooded areas and adjacent grasslands.

A tick bite is not painful. The tick is so small that its presence often goes unnoticed. In most cases the tick simply bites, draws blood for its nourishment and drops off. If the tick happens to be infected with spirochetes, it may transmit them during the feeding process. It is important to realize that a tick bite does not always result in Lyme disease.

The best way to remove ticks is to use small tweezers. Do not squeeze the tick's body. Grasp it where the mouth parts enter the skin and tug gently, but firmly, until it releases its hold on your skin. Save the tick in a jar labeled with the date, the body location of the bite, and the place where you think you acquired the tick. Your doctor may find this information and the tick specimen helpful in diagnosis, in case a rash or other symptoms of Lyme disease subsequently appear. Wipe the bite area thoroughly with antiseptic.

Early symptom of the disease is a slowly expanding red rash called erythema migrans. Only about 75 % of infected individuals will develop an observable rash. Anyone who has had a tick bite followed by a rash should consult a physician. Treatment at this stage usually is rapidly effective. Oral antibiotics are the preferred treatment for early stages of the disease. If left untreated, the rash will expand for several weeks; then it will slowly fade. Later symptoms of the untreated disease can include complications of the heart, nervous system or joints. Most patients, particularly if treated by their doctor for the skin rash, do not develop these symptoms.

Prevention can be summarized easily: avoid tick-infested areas, wear protective clothing, check your clothing, body and pets for ticks and remove them promptly.


Raccoon Roundworm

Raccoon roundworm is common in raccoons in the Northeast and Midwest. Roundworm causes the potentially life threatening condition "larval migrans" in a variety of species, including humans. Infected raccoons are normal in appearance and behavior, but in other animals neurological signs are noted, and often mistaken for rabies. Transmission to humans occurs when microscopic roundworm eggs in feces are accidentally ingested. Roundworm eggs can remain infective for years, and raccoon feces should be avoided. Normal precautions such as the use of surgical gloves, and the washing of hands and surfaces used for skinning should be observed.

If cleaning up raccoon feces be sure an wear a mask and use bleach on any tools used. Keep in mind that burning is the only effective way to kill roundworm eggs. Forty to sixty percent of raccoon may carry this parasite.