Close Encounters with the Wild Side: When to Call Animal Control
Nature is incredible. The natural world is full of boundless, miraculous beauty. Breathtaking vistas or serene glades right outside our doors if we take the time to look, because we live on the edge of a wild kingdom of flora and fauna. But that kingdom does not play by humanity’s rules, and sometimes the creatures we encounter in the natural world do not share our appreciation and wonder or respect our boundaries. When you have an encounter with a wild animal and you are not sure how to handle it, your best option is: don’t! Instead, call a professional who can safely handle your problem to prevent injury to either party. ALCO NJ Animal & Pest Control has been doing just that for twenty years, offering 24-hour animal control because (let’s face it) Nature doesn’t sleep. Here are some common scenarios where you should give us a call:
A Dead or Injured Animal
Because of the risks associated with parasites and infectious diseases, including rabies, you should never try to move a dead animal on your own. Instead, make sure that the area is safe and free of people, and then call your local animal control officer for removal.
Injured animals, like their human counterparts, are prone to lashing out. If the animal looks to be alive, do not approach it, and follow the same steps as above. In most cases, animal control will provide emergency treatment and free transportation to a veterinarian, much like an ambulance does with people. If the animal is a stray, they will also help to find it a good home.
Infestation or Home Invasion
Have you found yourself housing an unexpected guest? Of course, if your unwanted houseguest happens to be sleeping in a bed or on a couch and speaking a human language, animal control probably isn’t your best option. But when you have animals burrowing in your walls or nesting in your attic, it’s time to call Alco Animal & Pest Control. While these creatures are simply looking for shelter, they can still cause serious harm to your property or themselves, which in turn presents a threat to you and your family. Because many nocturnal animals have a tendency to make their way into our homes, ALCO NJ Animal & Pest Control’s 24-hour animal control service is all the more important.
Bites and Injuries
While animal control cannot help with medical treatment for people, you should call them after sustaining a bite, especially if it is an unfamiliar animal, or the animal is acting strangely. Animal control will test the animal for infectious diseases, take appropriate action, and advise you on the next steps to keep you –and your family – safe.
In most cases, living around animals, whether domesticated or wild, is perfectly safe. However, when there are situations such as those listed above and you need 24-hour animal control, it’s time to call ALCO Animal & Pest Control. Contact us at any time at (973) 540-9944.
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