Posts Tagged ‘rodents’
So why would I post something like this? Several years ago I was visiting Montezuma’s Castle off I-17 north of Phoenix when I observed people hand feeding some squirrels and I just was amazed. Then not a month later i heard about a bite that occurred and of course who paid the price, the squirrels.
They came in and trapped and relocated every single squirrel. Don’t feed the wildlife. Check out the article on other ways to stay away from possible issues , including prevention tips for pets.
Frequently I get called in to consult on issues that deal with hoarding, considered a serious health risk to all involved.
Hoarders – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hoarding could have simply remained a symptom and been included under multiple disorders. However, treating the comorbid disorders in a patient often does not eliminate hoarding behaviors. Another significant factor in the disorder’s reclassification was the discovery that more people could be diagnosed with hoarding behaviors than could be diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
All sorts of items play into this, mice are often able to set up within the home, as well as insects. If animals are involved the hoarder may only think there are a few when in fact many more are present. In the pictures below there were over 150 cats in this house. The smell of feces and urine permeate the entire structure and had to be dealt with house wide as it had become part of the drywall and the cement within.
If you notice someone within your community please consider the impact on that person and seek help. There are numerous agencies within most communities that can assist.
Great article on debate whether Lyme Disease is a chronic disease. Study may suggest some correlation to Global Warming – OK I said it. Lyme Disease also imitates other nefarious like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and mulitple sclerosis.
Two recent articles on rattlesnakes in the news, great information as many people are know hiking and interacting with critters in the desert. Our calls have increased on snakes in backyards etc. The pictures below are of a Gopher snake that got caught up on a glue board and I’m trying to set it free.
I have a friend that had a detached garage, he was doing some work and noticed that the dog food bag had a hole. He did some investigating and found that he had some rodents doing some hoarding. They were hoarding under cabinets and the stand for the hot water tank. They are crafty and will hide food for times of famine. What can you do?
- Store food in metal containers
- Check garage for entry points
- Check garage doors for tight seals
If you notice activity take measures immediately to limit their availability of food and shelter.