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New York Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Warren County, NY

Meerkat Pest Control

Meerkat Pest Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Warren County NY 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 New York 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 Warren County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 518-874-0315 - 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 New York'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 New York'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 the 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 Warren County animal control for wildlife issues.

the County Animal Services or Humane Society: (518) 793-4048

Warren County Wildlife Removal Tip: What Diseases Do Rats Carry?

One of the biggest health concerns that most people will have if they find out that there are rats living nearby is the range of different diseases that rats can carry, and these can range from those transmitted by bite or scratch to those that are transmitted through contaminated food an water. Rats are a particular problem when it comes to carrying diseases, and they have long been accused of being contributing factors in the spread of many lethal conditions.


This is one of the diseases that can often slip under the radar and be a little difficult to diagnose, with early symptoms including headaches, abdominal pain and myalgia. The majority of infections will not pass this stage, and indeed many people never know they have leptospirosis, but in a small number of cases, around 10 per cent, it can get more serious and if left untreated can lead to meningitis, kidney failure and even brain damage.


Salmonella is a disease that is transmitted through the rat's feces, and there have been several instances of where chicken farms have become infected with the disease because of the presence of the rats. This disease in most cases will cause vomiting and diarrhea, and will rarely progress any further, although there are certain strains of the disease that can be a lot more serious, with the Typhoid strain being particularly dangerous to humans.


This disease is one that can be transmitted from rats to people, and it is a dangerous condition that has several different strains, with different types of the virus have a different level of threat. This is one that is often transmitted through airborne particles. People who are working in roles that can involve cleaning rat nests or removing rat feces are particularly at risk, as the particles of the disease become airborne after the feces is disturbed.

Rat-Bite Fever

As the name suggests, this is a condition that is transmitted usually through physical contact with a rat, when there is a bite or a scratch that transmits the disease itself. The symptoms here are generally quite mild in most cases, including fever, chills, aches and pains, but in some cases this can be more serious. In more serious cases, patients who have experienced a rat bite will find a swelling in the lymph nodes can happen, along with swollen and painful joints.

Warren County Animal News Clip: What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of A Sick Rat?

Rats are animals that can be affected by disease much as any other species can suffer, but while rats are known for transmitting diseases, there are relatively few people who will have an idea about the symptoms of a sick rat. While some diseases carried by rats will not affect them, others can cause some serious symptoms and in some cases they can kill the rat, so here are some signs to watch out for if you do encounter a rat that you think may be ill.

A Lack Of Fear Of Humans

The vast majority of rats will flee immediately when they see a person, but one of the symptoms that some rats will have when they are ill is that they do not respond to the normal threats in the same way, and they can be acting erratically. While they may even approach you in an aggressive way, make sure that you avoid any contact with the animal, and if there is a potential health threat you may also want to advise local animal department.

No Appetite Or An Aversion To Water

A lack of appetite or looking to avoid sources of water can be another symptom that a rat is not healthy, as rats will generally make use of any food sources that they can gain access to. There are many different diseases that can cause this type of symptom, so if you do see a rat that looks like it may be avoiding any water, you should not jump to the conclusion that it is carrying rabies, as there are plenty of other potential causes too.

Fluids Expelled From Nose And Eyes

Much like people when they have a cold or flu virus, rats will expel small amount of mucus or other fluid from their eyes and nose. The biggest challenge is getting close enough to identify this kind of symptom, as it is not generally something that can be identified when taking a cursory glance at the rat.

Slow Or Delayed Reactions

Rats will often have diseases that affect their nervous system and their reactions to threats or other potentially harmful factors for them. If the rat does show signs of being slow to respond, then it may well be ill.

The most important thing to remember if you do encounter a rat that may be ill is that unless it is in your home or the immediate vicinity of your property, it will usually be best to leave it alone, and in most cases it will also move along without coming into contact with you.

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