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The Current Boom In The Vampire Bat Population Has Experts Worried About Rabies | Atlanta Wildlife Removal

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Livestock breeders from both North and South America are becoming increasingly worried about the vampire bat population and its relationship with feral pigs. Researchers have recently found a correlation between the populations of boars and vampire bats. Vampire bats must feed on blood, and as long as the wild boar population is increasing, bats have an ever-growing source of satisfying blood. This could eventually cause problems for cattle breeders since the higher number of wild boars infected with rabies could make transmission to cattle much more probable.

Amazingly, of the twelve hundred different bat species in existence, only three of these species feed exclusively on blood, and all three of those species are located in the Americas. Researchers have estimated that there is a ten percent chance that a vampire bat will attack a feral pig on any given night. This may not seem like a number to worry about, but wild boars are notoriously successful at spreading their population over vast stretches of land and across different species of boars and pigs. And it does not help that vampire bats are particularly fond of pig’s blood.

Name one particular method of preventing the spread of rabies in livestock? Do animals also receive vaccines?

Atlanta Wildlife Removal

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Nuisance Wildlife Removal

Friday, May 9th, 2014

USAToday.com: Feds Shut California Chicken Plant Infested With Cockroaches

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

USAToday.com: Feds Shut California Chicken Plant Infested With Cockroaches

Keep Wildlife in the Wild, Not in Your Home

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Keep Wildlife in the Wild, Not in Your Home

Animals looking for winter shelter find human homes a little too appealing

 Watching from your kitchen as squirrels and other wildlife run around the back yard can be amusing, but finding these animals frantically scurrying in your attic or garage is anything but funny. Bug Busters USA reminds homeowners to be aware that all kinds of nuisance critters are looking to stay warm this season and may try to gain access to the home.

 

“Finding any wildlife in your home can be a very surprising experience,” says Court Parker, COO for Bug Busters USA “It is important to remember that these animals are wild and shouldn’t be handled without the help of a professional. In fact, they can bite, claw or scratch if they feel threatened and you don’t know if they are harboring a disease.”

 

Parker advises homeowners to do a careful check along the outside of the home to close up any gaps or entry points. Bug Busters USA recommends the following tips to specifically keep nuisance wildlife in the great outdoors where they belong:

 

  • Seal any cracks or crevices with caulk and steel wool, and pay special attention to holes in the structure that lead to dark secluded areas, like attics and belfries.
  • Screen attic vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Install door sweeps.
  • Repair any loose siding or shingles.
  • Store trashcans and recycling bins indoors, or in sealed areas such as a locked shed or outhouse. If trashcans are kept outdoors, use animal-proof lids.
  • Bring pet food dishes inside at night to avoid attracting wildlife.
  • Keep tree limbs cut back at least six to eight feet from the roofline.

Invasive Pests

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Experts at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, encourage homeowners to also be on the lookout for the following invasive species:

Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) – RIFAs were brought to the United States in 1930 from South America and are mainly found in the southern region of the country. When disturbed, they are known to swarm and sting humans, often causing painful welts on the skin.

Asian Tiger Mosquito – Originating from Southeast Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito is now found throughout the eastern, Midwestern and southern states. This mosquito species can cause an irritable bite and spread several diseases, including Dengue fever, West Nile virus and Japanese Encephalitis.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Likely introduced from Eastern Asia, stink bugs are most prevalent in the northeast. While stink bugs don’t pose any health threats, they can produce an unpleasant odor when crushed.

Formosan Termite – Originally from China, Formosan termites are the most aggressive subterranean termite species. They are capable of consuming wood at rapid speeds, posing a serious structural threat to a property if left untreated.

Due to the health and property risks posed by invasive species, homeowners should frequently inspect the home for signs of an infestation and contact a licensed pest professional to treat any potential pest problems.

For more information on invasive pests, please visit www.bugbustersusa.com

Atlanta Wildlife Removal

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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