You don’t need to live way out in the country to encounter unexpected wildlife, animals, or other pests on your property. Every homeowner encounters these types of scenarios at some point, but what you do in response can make a world of difference for your family and the animal. Although one response would be to search “pest control near me” and have the animal removed, it may be more helpful to you and the animal if you know when and whom to call. Sterling Pest Control provides not only extermination service but Winter Park animal control service as well. Keep reading to learn which type of service your situation may require.
What Does Winter Park Animal Control Do?
There are three types of animal-removal services: wildlife, pest, and animal control. Wildlife control handles everything from squirrels to alligators, while your standard “pest control near me” service fights infestations of insects, bats, or rodents. Animal control, a free public service, handles complaints and concerns regarding domestic animals. “Domestic” would here be defined as species usually domesticated by humans and kept as pets. A domesticated animal may appear “wild,” in the sense of not being tame, and you may consider it a “pest”; however, if it is a dog or cat, it warrants animal control.
Stray Pets And Rabid Dogs
If an unfamiliar dog or cat has wandered onto your property, first check whether the animal is wearing a collar. Be aware that the animal might be skittish or aggressive, so only approach the animal if you feel it is safe to do so. Both dogs and cats are susceptible to contracting rabies, so watch for signs of aggression, disorientation, foaming at the mouth, or limping from partial paralysis. If you suspect rabies, stay inside the house and call animal control. However, if the dog or cat appears healthy and is wearing a collar, you may opt to call the phone number on their tags and reunite them with their owner yourself. If the animal is collarless or the owner is unresponsive to your call, you may need to call animal control and bring the animal to a shelter.
You may already be familiar with the dog or cat that wandered onto your property, and for many homeowners, these sorts of visitors can get old. While it’s easier to return a pet when you know where it lives, repeatedly doing so can become a nuisance. You don’t have to put up with it; animal control is available for you to call in the event of a negligent neighbor. You may opt to call animal control for other reasons of neighborly negligence: animal abuse. Don’t be afraid to speak up on behalf of a pet that looks malnourished or traumatized.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? Leave Winter Park animal control services to the professionals; call Sterling Pest Control. You may know us as the company you find when you search “pest control near me,” but we can help out with all sorts of scenarios. When you don’t know whom to call, call us!