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Louisiana Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Covington, LA

Parker Wildlife Control
985-605-7697

Parker Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Covington LA 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 Louisiana 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 Covington pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 985-605-7697 - 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 Louisiana'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 Louisiana'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 St. Tammany Parish 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 Covington animal control for wildlife issues.

St. Tammany Parish Animal Services or Humane Society: 985-809-0183


Covington Wildlife Removal Tip: What do wildlife rehabilitators do with rats?

When rats are captured it is important that they are surrendered too wildlife rehabilitators. Essentially, wildlife rehabilitators involve themselves with the professional care of captured, traumatized or injured animals. Unlike other animals however, the release of rats into the wild or subsequent relocation in most cases hardly proves successful. This can be put down to the fact that most rats cannot survive the harsh conditions and tough competition of the outdoor world. Therefore, the rehabilitation of rats typically involves the following;

1. Taking care of bay rats
2. Their use as lab specimen after vigorous testing
3. Euthanasia

CARE FOR BABY RATS

Baby rats below the age of two weeks are highly vulnerable to any extreme conditions. They cannot forage out to find food on their own and depend fully on the mother rat for nutrition. While it would seem affable to kill them, wildlife rehabilitators involve themselves with the professional upbringing of the baby rats in the safest of ways possible, and in ways that resemble closely how the rats would have grown up in the wild. Such rats are mostly used as food for carnivorous reptiles in zoos when they are fully grown.

USE OF RATS AS LABOROTARY SPECIMEN

Most labs, especially those involved in research into human diseases and medicine mostly use rats as their specimens. Rats are preferred because their reaction to medicine and different conditions would in most occasions closely resemble that of human beings. However, the use of rehabilitated rats as lab specimens is not so common these days because most labs have invested in rat breeding to have specimen that conforms exactly to their needed standards.

EUTHANASIA

Sometimes, it is imperative that the rats are killed. Most animal rehabilitation facilities use euthanasia through asphyxiation since it is the quickest and perhaps the most humane. This typically involves;

1. The animals are placed in a carbon chamber with their legs tucked along with the nails underneath their bodies.
2. They are then frozen immediately which causes death very quickly

With this method of euthanization and freezing, the rats will at no one time suffer freezer burns. They will also be freed of urine, faeces and odor.

CONCLUSION

It is important that one donates rats captured live to animal rehabilitators instead of killing them. Relocation of the rats too, especially by non-professionals is not advised since the rats mostly end up dead.


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