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Simi Valley, CA

All Star Animal Trapping
805-624-5646

All Star Animal Trapping is a full-service wildlife control company serving Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 805-624-5646 - 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 Ventura 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 Simi Valley animal control for wildlife issues.

Ventura County Animal Services or Humane Society: (805) 388-4341


Simi Valley Wildlife Removal Tip: Is a groundhog that is active during the daytime rabid?

Quick facts to keep in mind:

1. Groundhogs are nocturnal in nature, that is, they are usually active during the night.
2. Just like many other animals—dogs, foxes, and raccoons, among others—groundhogs can possibly have rabies too.

With that in mind, finding a groundhog roaming around during the daytime may mean one of the following;

1. It is rabid.
2. The groundhog is just looking for food.
3. It is homeless and looking for another place.
4. It has been displaced from its den or hole by invaders which may come in the form of human activities, human intervention or predator invasion, among other reasons.

Therefore, it is not correct to say that if a groundhog is active during the day it is rabid. It may be one of the many reasons, but it does not make that an automatic assumption. Unless you are certain that the groundhog is rabid, then that conclusion will not be valid at all.

Signs and symptoms that will indicate the groundhog in question is rabid

A groundhog contracting rabies is a possibility. This will occur if it is passed from another groundhog, or raccoon, or another animal.

There are two types of rabies that can be reflected in a groundhog:

1. The furious rabies type
This is the usual type of rabies that is common in almost all animals that contract this disease.
2. The paralytic rabies type
Though not that common, this type of rabies is the most lethal and more severe of the two. With about thirty percent of rabies diagnoses being this type, signs and symptoms take a little while longer to set in as compared to the furious type.

Initial signs and symptoms of rabies in groundhogs

1. Fever
2. Muscle weakness
3. Skin inflammation around the bitten area
4. Tingling by the bite area

Progressive symptoms

As the virus progresses and spreads all over the body of the groundhog, the central nervous system gets attacked and so the following signs will start too show:

1. Anxiousness
2. Aggressiveness
3. Confusion
4. A lot of saliva being secreted from the mouth
5. Lack of sleep
6. Paralysis
7. Developing a water phobia
8. Hallucination

At this point, if quick action is not taken, then the end result will be catastrophic. The groundhog may die in a matter of time, and if not captured and isolated, other animals, pets and even human beings can easily contract this deadly disease.

To conclude, it is pretty normal to see groundhogs outside during the day, but if they are acting funny, then you should be careful and contact the concerned bodies. Otherwise, mind your own business.


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