Rat Lungworm Confirmed in Maui [News Blog] Lakewood Ranch Rat Removal

The Hawaii Department of Health has been conducting detailed investigations of two additional cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease, contracted in the state.

The two cases are unrelated and were confirmed by laboratory tests conducted by the DOH State Laboratories Division in March. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases of the disease to three individuals to date in 2018.

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Do Your Part To Keep Rats Away [News Blog]

What to do if neighbors aren’t doing their part

None of us want to have to deal with a rat problem in our community.  But, unfortunately, this can be a real a problem-  and there are a number of things that we can be doing to keep things under control. Karen Stiles of our call for action office joins us in the newsroom with more information.

Some of the neighborhood services departments in our area indicate that a major contributor to the rat problem comes from people not disposing of their trash properly.  But, another contributing factor comes from the waste that our dogs leave in our yards.

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 To keep these situations from getting out of control, use proper, tight-fitting dumpsters and trash receptacles.  Do not leave your garbage outside in plastic bags or containers that can be easily opened by vermin. If you do not have enough room in your dumpster or receptacles, contact your city or municipality to inquire about other options such as getting a second dumpster or taking excess garbage to the dump.  Also, clean up after your pets on a regular basis. And, if you have feeders outside for birds, make sure that these feeders are up high enough from the ground and cannot be easily accessed by rodents.

If you notice your neighbors aren’t doing their part, contact your city or municipalities’ neighborhood services department to report a problem.  They can assist with checking things out, taking action, and providing further education on how to keep a rat problem under control or from happening in the first place.  in the next few weeks, the city of Milwaukee will be working on an extra effort related to this problem. But, in the meantime, they have a great brochure on their website that addresses how to avoid and resolve problems with rats.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the LONG-TERM experience that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today and speak with a trusted professional.

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IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RATS KEEP READING

Rats from traps we set.

 

Due to what the animals leave behind, such a urine, feces, ticks, fleas and parasites which wildlife leave on the premises that they inhabit (whether it is attic, garage, roof, walls etc.) The below info is to educate you about the possible health risks that can happen if you, your family or your pets are exposed to any of this infected matter.

Rats host numerous parasite species and can possibly transmit fatal diseases to humans.  A Johns Hopkins University research team found rodent allergen in 95 percent of the Baltimore homes they tested. Allowing rats to contaminate attic insulation and other building materials with waste products can lead to serious health conditions.

• Hantavirus

A potentially fatal pulmonary virus found in fecal matter that spreads after becoming airborn. It can also be contracted through contact with rodent urine, droppings and saliva. Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, and abdominal ailments.

• Rat Bite Fever

Caused by a rat bite. Common symptoms include swelling, fever, nausea, chills, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, abdominal pain and vomiting.

• Food Poisoning

Frequently results in salmonella after food or water has been contaminated by rodent feces or urine.

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• Asthma and asthma symptoms

Are often caused or complicated by rodent urine and urine protein contamination.

• Lyphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

Is transmitted by contact with rodent feces. The disease can cause a variety of unwelcome symptoms, including a form of meningitis.

• Bubonic Plague

A virulent bacterial disease that is spread by the fleas that feed on rats and other rodents. Common symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, diarrhea and swelling.

• Rickettsial Pox

Spread through mites that are carried by rodents. The disease can cause lesions, fever, headaches and rashes.

• Rabies

A potentially deadly virus that infects the central nervous system. The disease is transmitted by rodents and other wild animals.

Need a rat trapper in Lakewood Ranch, FL or elsewhere in Manatee/Sarasota County?

Rats and other rodents can gain entry to homes and businesses by squeezing through hard to detect gaps and holes in rooflines, HVAC systems and foundations. Rats, mice and squirrels breed and contaminate food and building surfaces quickly.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the LONG-TERM experience that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today and speak with a trusted professional.

For more information or a FREE estimate call 1-866-263-WILD!

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Rodent Removal, Lakewood Ranch FL [News Blog]

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) 

By A.J. Nwoko

A Richmond mother calls 12 On Your Side, saying her house is being taken over by rats and it’s putting her six children’s health at risk.

Zakiyyah Dixon says her landlord isn’t doing enough.

“I don’t even feel like I’m at home…I feel like I’m living with somebody else, and they’re not even people,” said Dixon.

Dixon says she’s rented the home since 2017, but now:

“I just don’t even want to be here, because they’re running me out,” said Dixon.

All because of rats. Dixon says the problem is so bad, she’s seeing them in broad daylight.

“Oh yeah…It’s a family. It’s a family. I don’t know exactly how many, but it’s more than two… maybe three or four,” said Dixon.

She says she’s spent hundreds of dollars trying to solve the issue herself.

“I bought the stickies, and then I bought the little wooden ones that break their necks – those wasn’t working,” said Dixon.

Eventually, she reached out to her landlord. Dixon showed NBC12 the work he did, everything from boarding up and sealing holes in the wall and even supplying her with two special rat traps, but she says her rodent problems haven’t changed.

Her landlord did not want to be named on camera. He provided NBC12 with a receipt of services from the RRHA inspection and said in a statement that an exterminator has been to the property routinely to eliminate the issue. He also instructed her to keep a cleaner kitchen – something Dixon says she’s been doing.

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“Besides trying to keep the house as clean as possible, I take the garbage out every night. There should be no garbage left in the house at night,” said Dixon. “I am like to the point where I don’t even want to sleep here, because at night – not even to mention the fact that during the day it’s out of control – but at night, you hear them, you hear them…it’s like a constant [scurrying sound].”

As Dixon works to take back her home, she fears for her children’s safety.

“I just want out of this situation, and if I can’t get out of this situation, [the landlord] needs to fix what’s going on here so that it can be safe for me and my kids, because that’s my main concern.”

Dixon says the issue has gotten so bad, the rodents even chewed through her two-year-old’s blankets.

Her landlord says he’ll continue working with her to eliminate any future issues.

Copyright 2018 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

Rats and other rodents can gain entry to homes and businesses by squeezing through hard to detect gaps and holes in rooflines, HVAC systems and foundations. Rats, mice and squirrels breed and contaminate food and building surfaces quickly.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the LONG-TERM experience that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today and speak with a trusted professional.

For more information or a FREE estimate call 1-866-263-WILD!

Or easily contact us by clicking here.  

Check out our RAT FAQ from our customers!

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc
1329 10th Street East Palmetto, Florida 34221
(941) 729-2103
 

What are the Health Risks of Squirrels? [Lakewood Ranch, FL]

There are health risks that you should be aware of after any wild animal has been taken from your home.

Infected Squirrels in Lakewood Ranch and Beyond

Call a Wildlife Removal Pro to Eliminate the Health Risks of Squirrels
Do you think of squirrels as cute and cuddly or just another rat with a long tail? Either way, you don’t want squirrels taking refuge in your home or business. Squirrels carry and spread a number of serious diseases, not the least of which is rabies. Contact a squirrel removal Bradenton professional to avoid the health risks of squirrels. Only an expert squirrel trapper can safely remove and relocate pest squirrels and other disease carrying wild animals.

Squirrel Removal Bradenton

Squirrels have an uncanny ability to slip through small holes and cracks to enter home and business attics. Once inside, they get busy chewing and building nests. They will chew wood, wires, pipes, and HVAC ducts to sharpen their teeth. Squirrels will keep you and your family awake at night with the sound of scampering, scratching and chewing. They also contaminate building surfaces with feces and urine, destroy building materials and create a significant fire hazard.

Health Risks of Squirrels

Wild animal droppings host a variety of dangerous parasites and promote the growth of mold and disease causing microbes. Nuisance wild animals also carry infectious diseases that can be spread to pets and humans. A licensed and insured squirrel trapper has the knowledge, experience and equipment to humanely remove squirrels from attics and other building locations.• Rabies is a dreaded disease, but most people don’t realize that squirrels are common carriers of the disease. Rabies can be fatal without proper treatment. The disease infects the central nervous system and brain.

• Tick fever can be contracted by humans. As one might expect, squirrels and other wild animals attract large numbers of ticks and fleas. The squirrels then carry the ticks and fleas into home and business attics. The fleas and ticks begin the search for a new host when a squirrel leaves the nest for any significant period of time. Common tick fever symptoms include chills, fever, aching muscles, headache, rash and light sensitivity.

• Powassan encephalitis is another disease associated with squirrels. Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, stiff neck, respiratory problems, seizures, coma and paralysis.

Squirrel Trapping

Speak with a squirrel removal Bradenton company the moment you suspect that squirrels are living in your home or business attic. An expert wildlife management company can remove all wild animal species, restore contaminated building surfaces and repair any damage. A wild animal removal specialist can also seal your home or business to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Only a professional wild animal control company is prepared to remove the health risks of squirrels for an affordable price.

 

Due to what the animals leave behind, such a urine, feces, ticks, fleas and parasites which wildlife leave on the premises that they inhabit (whether it is attic, garage, roof, walls etc.) The below info is to educate you about the possible health risks that can happen if you, your family or your pets are exposed to any of this infected matter.

 

WORRIED ABOUT SQUIRRELS? Call 1-866-263 WILD!

Need a squirrel trapper in Lakewood Ranch, FL or elsewhere in Manatee/Sarasota County?

Rats and other rodents can gain entry to homes and businesses by squeezing through hard to detect gaps and holes in rooflines, HVAC systems and foundations. Rats, mice and squirrels breed and contaminate food and building surfaces quickly.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the LONG-TERM experience that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today and speak with a trusted professional.

For more information or a FREE estimate

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(941) 729-2103
 

Rodents, Pigeons And Gas Leaks: Issues Plague Shelter For Homeless Kids [News blog]

By: Amelia Templeton Oregon Public Broadcasting

<p>Michael Bunch, 4, sits in a car on what was moving day for his family.&nbsp;Until then, Michael had never had a home of his own.</p>

 

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Portland has few homeless shelters designed to serve families with children.

The Human Solutions Family Center, which opened in 2016, is the largest, with cots for 130 people. To understand why the family center is a big deal, it helps to meet Michael Bunch.

He’s 4 and carries around a black plastic bag filled with his favorite toys: Play-Doh and Ninja Turtle Legos.

When OPB met him, he was struggling to learn an important new word on what was moving day for his family.

His mom, Andrea Bunch, prodded him: “We’re going where?”

“To a hotel,” Michael said.

“Nope.”

Michael tried again: “Motel!”

Still not right. So Andrea gave him a hint. “To our new …”

He frowned and exhaled in frustration, so his mom provided the correct answer: “Apartment.”

Michael struggled to get that word out because he’s never had a home of his own. He and Andrea have been staying with friends, in motels or at shelters, moving from place to place his entire life.

The Bunches are part of a growing population of homeless families in Portland struggling to get into permanent housing. Not for days, or weeks, but for months, even years at a time.

It’s the population county leaders promised to help when they worked out the deal to create this family shelter. Two and a half years ago, as the cost of apartments in Portland shot up, Multnomah County gave Human Solutions more than half a million dollars to buy an old strip club, remodel it and open the family center.

The county promised the shelter would be a safe place for families in crisis, and it has credited the shelter with reducing the number of children forced to sleep on the streets and in cars.

<p>For more than a year, volunteers, staff and social workers have questioned the health and safety of Human Solutions Family Center, Portland's largest shelter for families with children.</p>

But the shelter wasn’t safe. In early February, county leaders announced they had evacuated 110 families staying there and moved them into motels.

“Yesterday I learned that the roof at one of our homeless family shelters was failing,” said County Chair Deborah Kafoury. “Multnomah County and our provider have suspended operations at the Human Solutions Family Center.”

In fact, the failing roof was just one problem among many that have led families, volunteers, social workers and staff to question the health and safety of the shelter.

The Joint Office of Homeless Services, which was created by Portland and Multnomah County the same month the shelter opened, has received multiple complaints about the facility, which it funds.

“As individual issues have come up we have worked with Human Solutions to make sure those issues were being addressed,” said Mark Jolin, director of the Joint Office.

Many of the problems at the shelter stem from the building it is in: a wooden-shingled restaurant and bar built in 1975.

In 2015, Multnomah County asked Human Solutions, which ran their winter warming center for families, to open up a low-barrier shelter year-round.

<p>Rodent droppings accumulated underneath a piece of kitchen equipment at the Human Solutions Family Center.&nbsp;</p>

In return, Human Solutions pressed the county to help it buy a piece of property for the shelter. The nonprofit had been renting space for its warming center up until then and the bare-bones space lacked showers, a laundry room and a kitchen.

The property Human Solutions settled on, on SE Stark Street near the Rockwood neighborhood, had once been the Woodshed Restaurant and then a vegan strip club known as the Black Cauldron.

The deal Human Solutions proposed was unusual. They wanted a $300,000 loan to help buy the property and close to $400,000 for a renovation.

It’s rare for the county to cut checks like that without some kind of competitive process.

“This is by no means an easy ‘yes’ for me,” County Commissioner Loretta Smith said at the time.

She pointed out another unusual aspect of the deal: The county was in effect using public dollars to buy land for a nonprofit.

“I do have a problem with us, you know, setting up a nonprofit and giving them an asset that’s theirs,” she said.

But Kafoury pushed for the deal. Portland had just declared a housing emergency, and Kafoury said the new shelter would be a big improvement over the old one with showers, a kitchen and pretty much everything families would need to thrive in between homelessness and a permanent home. Smith ended up voting yes.

After a renovation, the new shelter opened in 2016. Almost immediately, people started noticing problems.

According to county records, Rachel O’Rourke was the first to try to get the county to intervene.

“We have kids under 5 living in conditions that I wouldn’t want any child to live under at that shelter,” she said.

O’Rourke is an art therapist who works with schools in the Gresham area. She spent close to a year visiting the shelter to create portraits with the families. She saw a lot she didn’t think was right.

“I witnessed a dad and a small baby sleeping next to belongings that went all the way up to the ceiling,” she said. “I went into the kitchen, there was dirt all over the floor.”

In September 2016, O’Rourke photographed the conditions inside the shelter and sent the pictures to friends and colleagues at Multnomah County.

A week later, staff from the Joint Office of Homeless Services went to visit the shelter themselves.

In an email, program manager Sally Erickson described the conditions as shocking and chaotic.

“There were dirty floors, overflowing trash cans and very damaged walls,” she wrote. “We observed several parents sleeping on the floor with small children and extremely over-crowded conditions, including enormous stacks of belongings. The kitchen was particularly of concern — stacks of food product, filthy dish area, and more.”

Records show the Joint Office stepped in, giving Human Solutions money to move some families into motels to reduce the crowding, purchasing storage containers for people’s belongings and pressuring the nonprofit to hire a daily cleaning service.

But while Joint Office was focused on the high number of families at the shelter, it missed warning signs about the condition of the building itself.

Glenn Dettwiler worked briefly as a cook at the shelter in October and November 2017. He was supposed to provide three meals a day for more than 100 people. He started by trying to clean the kitchen.

“I moved a bunch of equipment, and there were literally thick layers of rodent droppings,” he said, “desiccated rodents that had died there.”

The shelter had an old walk-in refrigerator. Dettwiler said it didn’t effectively keep food cold — or rodents out.

“Rats and rodents would come inside the refrigerator and chew on food product that was in the refrigerator,” he said.

In addition to the rodents in the fridge, pigeons roosted, died and decomposed in the shelter’s attic.

Dettweiller quit after a month. He wrote to his manager and said the kitchen was below health department standards. He cited the rodent infestation, problems with the flooring and roof leaks.

“It was frustrating overall,” he said, “because you had staff that were asked to deal with situations they didn’t have the resources for.”

The families staying at the shelter noticed all this too.

“In my opinion, it should be condemned,” said Joe Tomasso, who had been staying in the shelter with his girlfriend and her sons for two months in November 2017. “It just seems to have so many different issues.”

Shortly after they arrived, staff at the shelter smelled a gas leak that eventually took two weeks to fix. During that time, the hot water was turned off.

“Then you can’t take a shower, you can’t wash your laundry, you can’t wash your hands,” he said.

Records show it was the third gas leak since the shelter opened.

“Was that frustrating for folks to be without hot water? Absolutely,” said Andy Miller, Human Solutions’ executive director, who spent more than an hour speaking on the record to OPB about problems at the shelter.

But, he noted, every shelter in the city experiences challenges like these at some point.

“Those issues will be exacerbated in a shelter that faces very, very high utilization over a concentrated period of time,” he said.

Human Solutions says its staff has hired contractors to deal with the gas leaks, signed a contract with a pest control company and changed how they store food to protect it from mice.

Yet of all the problems at the shelter, the most serious is the leaking roof.

This is the first story of a multipart series by OPB detailing health and safety issues at Portland’s largest shelter for homeless families with children.

Copyright 2018 Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Need a rat trapper in Lakewood Ranch, FL or elsewhere in Manatee/Sarasota County?

Rats and other rodents can gain entry to homes and businesses by squeezing through hard to detect gaps and holes in rooflines, HVAC systems and foundations. Rats, mice and squirrels breed and contaminate food and building surfaces quickly.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the LONG-TERM experience that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today and speak with a trusted professional.

For more information or a FREE estimate

call 1-866-263-WILD! or 941-729-2103.

Or easily contact us by clicking here.  

Check out our RAT FAQ from our customers!

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc
1329 10th Street East Palmetto, Florida 34221
(941) 729-2103
 

What are the Health Risks of Rats? [Lakewood Ranch, FL]

There are health risks that you should be aware of after any wild animal has been taken from your home.

Rats from traps we set.

 

Due to what the animals leave behind, such a urine, feces, ticks, fleas and parasites which wildlife leave on the premises that they inhabit (whether it is attic, garage, roof, walls etc.) The below info is to educate you about the possible health risks that can happen if you, your family or your pets are exposed to any of this infected matter.

Infected Rats in Lakewood Ranch and Beyond

Rats host numerous parasite species and can possibly transmit fatal diseases to humans.  A Johns Hopkins University research team found rodent allergen in 95 percent of the Baltimore homes they tested. Allowing rats to contaminate attic insulation and other building materials with waste products can lead to serious health conditions.

• Hantavirus

A potentially fatal pulmonary virus found in fecal matter that spreads after becoming airborn. It can also be contracted through contact with rodent urine, droppings and saliva. Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, and abdominal ailments.

• Rat Bite Fever

Caused by a rat bite. Common symptoms include swelling, fever, nausea, chills, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, abdominal pain and vomiting.

• Food Poisoning

Frequently results in salmonella after food or water has been contaminated by rodent feces or urine.

WORRIED ABOUT RATS? Call 1-866-263 WILD!

• Asthma and asthma symptoms

Are often caused or complicated by rodent urine and urine protein contamination.

• Lyphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

Is transmitted by contact with rodent feces. The disease can cause a variety of unwelcome symptoms, including a form of meningitis.

• Bubonic Plague

A virulent bacterial disease that is spread by the fleas that feed on rats and other rodents. Common symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, diarrhea and swelling.

• Rickettsial Pox

Spread through mites that are carried by rodents. The disease can cause lesions, fever, headaches and rashes.

• Rabies

A potentially deadly virus that infects the central nervous system. The disease is transmitted by rodents and other wild animals.

Need a rat trapper in Lakewood Ranch, FL or elsewhere in Manatee/Sarasota County?

Rats and other rodents can gain entry to homes and businesses by squeezing through hard to detect gaps and holes in rooflines, HVAC systems and foundations. Rats, mice and squirrels breed and contaminate food and building surfaces quickly.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc. is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the LONG-TERM experience that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today and speak with a trusted professional.

For more information or a FREE estimate call 1-866-263-WILD!

Or easily contact us by clicking here.  

Check out our RAT FAQ from our customers!

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc
1329 10th Street East Palmetto, Florida 34221
(941) 729-2103
 

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Rat Poison

photo 1You’d think DIY rat removal would be an easy task, but guess again. Homeowners who try to do rat trapping and rat removal on their own can find themselves with a real mess on their hands.

Take this homeowner, for instance. After they noticed rats had invaded their garage and chewed holes in their cabinets and storage bins, they decided get rid of them. On top of that, they went to their local hardware store and picked up a box of rat poison to finish the job.

That was a mistake. By lacing their entire garage with poisoned bait, they were endangering themselves, their kids and their pets. Rat poison is designed to be odorless, tasteless and deadly in small doses. Kids who put things in their mouths on a regular basis, and pets who gobble up whatever they see are particularly at risk.

At the same time, rats are very smart. They’re scavengers and will only eat things in small bites. If they don’t get sick, they come back and eat more. For this reason, rat poison is not as effective as you might think. The same thing goes for mice, and if you have one mouse, then mouse trapping is going to be in your future.

Our advice about DIY rat removal is simple: Don’t do it. Rat trapping and mouse trapping should be done by a professional with the proper equipment, trained in the best methods for mice trapping and rat trapping. Call us for a free consultation, and we’ll help you solve your rat and mice trapping issue, quickly and efficiently, without the use of toxic chemicals.