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Gilroy, CA

Terra X Pest Services

Terra X Pest Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Gilroy CA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the California Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Gilroy pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 831-585-1640 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of California's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving California's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Santa Clara county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Gilroy animal control for wildlife issues.

Santa Clara County Animal Services or Humane Society: (408) 686-3900

Gilroy Wildlife Removal Tip: Is Opossum Feces Dangerous To Touch Or Breathe?

There are many different problems that you will need to deal with if you are cleaning up after an opossum infestation, or even if you are starting out with the work of trapping the animals. Like many other animals, there are certain diseases that can be transmitted by the feces, and some of these can become airborne as well as those diseases that are transmitted by direct contact with the feces. If you are going to be dealing with an opossum problem, make sure you take the right precautions to avoid the dangers that can come with resolving an infestation.

Diseases Found In Opossum Feces

While opossums are not as good a carrier for bacteria as other animal species, there are still a few diseases that can be found in the feces, and one of the most common is salmonella which can be transmitted through feces and urine, and causes severe vomiting. Leptospirosis is another problem that is found in the feces, and the spores from this bacteria can become airborne when the feces is disturbed during cleaning, causing lung disease, meningitis and even kidney failure. While it doesn't affect humans, those who come into contact may also wish to take care as Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis is also transmitted by opossum feces, which can be very harmful to horses.

Precautions To Take When Dealing With Opossum Feces

The first thing to remember when you are likely to come into contact with almost any animal feces is the threat of leptospirosis, so it is important to make sure that you wear protective goggles and a breathing mask. Make sure that you wear gloves and are fully covered with as little bare skin as possible, and make sure that you have a sealable container or bags that are airtight in which to place the feces.

Disposing Of Opossum Feces

Once you have collected all of the feces, then it is important that you dispose of them safely, as you will not want to simply want to pass on the threat of disease on to somebody else. If the bags or sealed containers are secure, then you can place the feces out in a garbage bag, or it can also be incinerated which will also safely dispose of the material. If you were cleaning the opossum feces from a domestic property, you may also want to consider whether any contaminated material such as insulation needs to be removed as well, while any areas the opossum has been present should be disinfected.

Gilroy Animal News Clip: Adaptations of raccoons to their environment - The raccoon is one of the animals found in North America. It has a characteristic appearance of having a grey coat of fur that covers its body. It also has a unique appearance in the form of a mask that makes it unique from other animals. The animal has a body length of about 40 to 70 cm and being a nocturnal animal; it is usually seen at night as it tries to look for food in the areas it inhabits. This mammal has extremely dexterous front paws which makes it clearly distinctive. Its facial mask is also one of the characteristics that help individuals distinguish it from other animals.

Generally, raccoons are considered omnivorous having a diet consisting of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. This makes them highly adapted to survive during harsh conditions as they have a wide variety of food available to them. During different seasons of weather, the animal is able to get enough food and survive harsh conditions.

Generally, the animal is social and lives in groups. Males that are related usually live in groups to ensure that they are in a position to defend themselves against threats poised by other males in competition for mating partners. During the mating season, the animals work together to repel invading males who would like to interfere with a group in order to mate.

The raccoon is well adapted to survive in the environment it is found in. Though the animal is generally colour blind, it is able to detect green colour which is helpful as it looks for vegetation to feed on. The animal is also able to climb a tree which is very helpful in ensuring its survival. Climbing trees helps the mammal to keep safe from potential predators. It also allows the animal to access food in the trees. It is common for raccoons to make use of its paws in a number of ways. Firstly, the raccoon is able to swim in water and get food its food there. It can generally stay in the water for a long period of time. The paws make it an effective swimmer and also help to ensure it has tremendous swimming speeds.

The animal can generally stand on its hind limbs and use its front paws to handle things. This gives it a high advantage when it comes to feeding. The animal is further, able to climb down from trees head first. This makes it unique for an animal of its weight and size. The raccoon is further able to communicate with ease with other members of its species. This is mainly aided by the distinctive facial appearance that makes it easy to read facial expressions of the animal.

Its ability to feed on a variety of plants and animal species further, makes it adapted to survive in most environments. This has proved to be very helpful in cases where the animal is moved from one place to another in population regulation. Being a social animal, the raccoon is able to reproduce quickly and this has played an important role in ensuring that the population is maintained.

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