Rabies in Silver Spring Wildlife

Silver Spring residents are used to seeing wildlife around the area on occasion. For the most part, the wildlife and human residents are able to cohabit without causing a problem. However, there tends to be an occasion when certain wildlife becomes infected with a disease, causing a potential health problem in the area. In order to prevent any serious infections, it is important for Silver Spring residents to be able to identify rabies in their wildlife. Potential Symptoms of Rabies in Silver Spring Wildlife

  1. The animal is active during an unusual hour. This means that wildlife such as raccoons that are typically only active in the evening hours are seen out and about during the daytime. This is of course not a serious indicator, Silver Spring residents should remain cautious around these creatures.
  2. The animal is making unusual and loud noises. While most creatures typically make some type of noise for communication, it can be easy to tell a normal noise from a distressed noise.
  3. The animal would be unable to walk properly. The animal will be staggering as if they are intoxicated and could potentially be unable to move their legs properly.
  4. The animal will be foaming from its mouth at an alarming rate.
  5. The animal may appear confused and disoriented. This is because rabies attacks the nervous system of the animal it has affected.

It is important to know that while these symptoms may be used as indicators for an animal infected by rabies, it does not mean the animal doe sin fact have the disease. Humans should always be cautious when approached by wildlife and should never take matters into their own hands. Silver Spring Wildlife Control If you find a Silver Spring raccoon that is displaying symptoms of rabies, do not approach the animal. Instead, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained to properly handle local wildlife, especially those infected with rabies. We use humane removal and control methods that eliminate any potential harm to both humans and wildlife. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for removal and control services for a Silver Spring raccoon that potentially has rabies, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.