Animals that Can Transmit Rabies in Bryan / College Station Texas
The Centers for Disease Control breaks down animals that carry rabies into two groups – wild and domestic. Rabies is a fatal disease for animals that is spread through the saliva usually from a bite. The disease which is very painful prevents the animals from drinking and eventually they go mad. They are very aggressive because of the pain and will bite.
Wild Animals That Can Be Rabid
Rabies generally is a disease of mammals that attacks their nervous system. As such, Raccoon, fox, coyote, and bats are the most common animals in which rabies occurs. There are many others. All four of these animals are considered pests around Bryan, though the fox and coyote are less common, they are present. Skunks, possum, and raccoons are very common and often household pests. The fox may appear, mostly at night, to eat left over cat food or to hunt pets such as cats. The coyote will do the same but may prey on dogs or cats as well.
Domestic Animals That Commonly Contract Rabies
Cats and Dogs are the two most common household animal to contract rabies, but surprising cattle are the third most common animal in this group. Rabies Rodents rarely get rabies if ever, so the focus of this disease is mammals. There is treatment for humans who contract rabies, but that option is painful and not always successful. A good preventative is to make sure that your domestic pets are up on their rabies’ vaccines.
What Should you Do if You Suspect a Rabid Animal?
First, don’t go near it as they are overly aggressive. Some animals are aggressive naturally if they are defending food or young. Call our pest control experts and we will come and investigate and if necessary, trap and destroy the animal. We have all the tools that allow us to capture large and small animals without danger to the animal or people.