Danville Raccoon Removal
Advanced Animal Removal will rid you of your raccoon related problems in Danville. Whether if raccoons were getting into your crawlspace or attic to nest and vandalise your insulation or ducting. Or if the raccoons were digging for grub in your yard, swimming in your pool or just hassling you and your pet poodle. The truth about these cute little bandits is that they can degrade the value of your property by tearing up and soiling your insulation. They can harness many diseases and bacteria from roundworm, tularemia, listeriosis to rabies. When your ducting becomes damaged these airborne organisms can potentially venture into your home via heater or air con system. People with low immune systems cannot fight off these diseases and they can become ill over time.
This is where we come in. We do the complete scope of work regarding raccoons. Advanced Animal Removal are licensed wildlife operators that will humanly trap all raccoons and then exclude off your premise. We can inspect and tell you what damage has been caused. We repair and prevent animals from coming back in.
We are also Attic and Crawlspace Restoration Specialist. We specialize in decontamination via replacement of all soiled insulation, broken ducting and we use a high powered atomizer to apply a germicidal / virucidal agent (non-toxic) enzyme to rid of diseases, bacteria, odor and the attractant (can summon other animals) that was left behind. We work well with insurance companies to help you restore your attic or crawlspace at no charge to you. Give us a call for more details: (925)264-9453
Our humane approach to controlling and dealing with animal wildlife are proven methods to exclude wildlife makes us one the best choices for your home or business. Our main purpose is to idetify and close off points of entry to prevent animal wildlife from getting in and causing damage. Understanding how animals have adapted to urban areas and employing humane techniques to protect the animals as well as the home or business owners is something we incorporate into our work work ethics.
Advanced Animal Removal have the expertise to handle any animal control problem. Animal removal, animal control, nuisance animal prevention, wildlife damage repair and wildlife management. Advanced Animal Wildlife Control services residential, industrial, and commercial properties.
Rid Your Home of All Nuisance Animals
Raccoons are known to tip over garbage cans and live on human property such as your attic. Raccoons may appear cute or even friendly. Indeed, they can be quite bold around humans and pets. However, they are wild animals and will behave like wild animals. The have sharp teeth, strong claws, are known to carry rabies and parasites. Never try to catch a raccoon by hand. Cornering a racoon, or any animal, may leave the animal with no choice but to attack you.
Raccoons (Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled as racoon, also known as the common raccoon and as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. As a result of escapes and deliberate introductions in the mid-20th century, raccoons are now also distributed across the European mainland, the Caucasus region and Japan. While overturned waste containers and raided fruit trees are just a nuisance to homeowners, it can cost several thousand dollars to repair damage caused by the use of attic space as dens.
The increasing number of raccoons in urban areas has resulted in diverse reactions in humans, ranging from outrage at their presence to deliberate feeding. Some wildlife experts and most public authorities caution against feeding wild animals because they might become increasingly obtrusive and dependent on humans as a food source. Other experts challenge such arguments and give advice on feeding raccoons and other wildlife in their books.
Skunks are renowned for the horrible smell they emit when injured, frightened or mating. The number of cases of rabies in skunks exceeds that in raccoons or foxes. They will often dig up lawns and gardens to find their food. These animals can also cause significant damage to buildings and landscaping. Skunks live in underground dens, usually renovated woodchuck burrows, or in rocky crevasses. In rural and suburban areas skunks may take refuge beneath buildings and in the crawl space under porches.
Skunks are mammals best known for their ability to secrete a liquid with a strong, foul-smelling odor. General appearance ranges from species to species, from black-and-white to brown or cream colored.
Skunks are not true hibernators in the winter, but do den up for extended periods of time. However, they remain generally inactive and feed rarely, going through a dormant stage. They often overwinter in a huddle of multiple (as many as twelve) females. Males often den alone. The same winter den is often repeatedly used.
Skunks typically mate in early spring and are a polygynous species, meaning that (successful) males usually mate with more than one female. Before giving birth (usually in May), the female will excavate a den to house her litter of four to seven kits. They are placental, with a gestation period of about 66 days.
Rabies is the most important public health hazard associated with bats, but its impact has been vastly exaggerated. Bats are usually forced to roost in buildings when natural roosts, such as caves and trees with exfoliating bark are destroyed. Histoplasmosis is an airborne disease caused by a microscopic soil fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum, that affects the lungs of humans. It can masquerade as influenza, or with more severe symptoms, be misdiagnosed as tuberculosis. Bat guano and urine accumulating in attics and wall spaces attract arthropods such as roaches and mites.
Bats are flying mammals. The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, and gliding possums glide rather than fly, and only for short distances.
Most bats are nocturnal creatures. Their daylight hours are spent grooming, sleeping, and resting; it is during the nighttime hours that they hunt. The majority of food consumed by bats includes insects, fruits and flower nectar, vertebrates and blood.
Almost three-fourths of the world’s bats are insect eaters. Each of these bats is able to consume one third of its body weight in insects each night, and several hundred insects in a few hours.
Opossums love to rummage through trash, pet food and even chicken coops. Possums are a mojor carrier of fleas. Opossums can wreak havoc on your garden and sod. These rat-tailed mammals may hit even closer to home by causing damage to your house as they try to gain entry.
Opossums are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. They are also commonly called possums. Opossums are small to medium-sized marsupials, with the largest about the size of a large house cat, and the smallest the size of a mouse. They tend to be semi-arboreal omnivores, although there are many exceptions.
Opossums have more teeth than any other land mammal; only aquatic mammals have more. Opossums have a remarkably robust immune system, and show partial or total immunity to the venom of rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and other pit vipers. Opossums are about eight times less likely to carry rabies than wild dogs, and about one in eight hundred opossums are infected with this virus.
Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area as long as food and water are easily available. Some families will group together in ready-made burrows or even under houses. Though they will temporarily occupy abandoned burrows, they do not dig or put much effort into building their own. As nocturnal animals, they favor dark, secure areas. These areas may be below ground or above.
When squirrels enter homes, they can become destructive because of gnawing habits and collections of nest materials. Exterior siding and wiring sometimes is damaged by their gnawing. In addition, the clatter of squirrel movements within the structure can be bothersome. Conflicts can occur when humans and squirrels live in close proximity. Squirrel feeding can result in the loss of sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables from your garden.
Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels breed once or twice a year, and give birth to a varying number of young after three to six weeks, depending on species.
Ground and tree squirrels are typically diurnal, while flying squirrels tend to be nocturnal- except for lactating flying squirrels and their offspring, which have a period of diurnality during the summer.
Squirrels' diet consists primarily of a wide variety of plant food, including seeds, conifer cones, nuts, fruits,fungi and green vegetation. However some squirrels also consume meat, especially when faced with hunger. Squirrels have been known to eat insects, eggs, small birds, young snakes and smaller rodents. Indeed, some tropical species have shifted almost entirely to a diet of insects.
Birds are usually beneficial but can become a nuisance by destroying crops, contaminating buildings with droppings and creating sound problems when present in great numbers in unwanted areas. Bird control can be achieved humanely without causing physical harm to the animals by using bird and animal control devices.
Birds such as: Black birds, crows, pigeons, swallows, geese, sparrow, turkey vulture, woodpeckers and many more birds are winged, egg laying, vertebrate animals. Since birds are highly visible and common animals, humans have had a relationship with them since the dawn of man. Sometimes, these relationships are mutualistic. Birds can act as vectors for spreading diseases such as psittacosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, mycobacteriosis (avian tuberculosis),avian influenza (bird flu), giardiasis, and cryptosporidiosis over long distances. Some of these are zoonotic diseases that can also be transmitted to humans.
Ninety-five percent of bird species are socially monogamous. These species pair for at least the length of the breeding season or—in some cases—for several years or until the death of one mate.
Rats are shy, nocturnal rodents that seek food, water, shelter and safety in our homes. In many cases rats don't live inside a home but visit during their active hours. The common house rat (or mouse) can contaminate food and can live in your walls and attic of your house. Rats and mice have also been known to chew electrical cords or your home's wiring.
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans, therefore they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries. The brown rat, common rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats.
Thought to have originated in northern China, this rodent has now spread to all continents, except Antarctica, and is the dominant rat in Europe and much of North America—making it the most successful mammal on the planet after humans. Indeed, with rare exceptions (see below) the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas.
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