If you have been reading the local news for the past few weeks, you will notice that there has been an unusual presence of rabies in our community as of late. If you haven’t heard anything about it, then you can go to (Fox Attack in Waleska Georgia for fresh information.
The Center for Disease Control provides valuable insight for those unfamiliar with rabies, defining rabies as, “A preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes”. As the CDC has mentioned Rabies will infect a wide variety of hosts, including many of your pets and, most dangerously, you and your family as well.
The Mayo Clinic has important information on how rabies affects human victims at (Mayo clinic). A rabid animal will attack without reason, and is a clear threat to the safety of your home.
We at Canton Termite and Pest Control employ technicians who are fully equipped with the necessary tools and skills for protecting your home from the danger of rabies. We have seen raccoons walk through cat doors and into customers’ kitchens for food, which leads to the very great possibility of a bite on someone in the household or a fight with the pets.
Squirrels will also carry the virus, and frequently will live in attics and in your walls if left untreated.
Bats, additionally, will roost in the attic or in other dark spaces in your house that are not often visited, and most certainly are capable of carrying rabies. Each of these animals additionally carries a wide variety of bacterial infections in their bites and even with bare skin contact from a homeowner, family, and visitors alike which will require immediate visitation to a medical professional from the victim.
If you or someone you know is concerned about infection from wildlife in your area, call Canton Termite and Pest Control today at 770-479-1598, or visit us at one of our other websites, Canton Termite & Pest Control.
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