Tag: diseases

Tick Borne Diseases

The past few years have saw a dramatic increase in tick activity throughout Michigan. Anecdotally, many life-time Michiganders are telling me that they have seen more ticks in the past year than in their whole life. There are several reasons for this. For one, deer ticks have been migrating into Michigan in greater numbers since […]

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Raccoon Attack!

Creature Control gets many inquiries about rabid animals. It can be frightening to see a raccoon or skunk wandering around the yard acting erratically – or a bat swooping around the living room at night! Usually, there is nothing to worry about. Rabies is relatively rare in most common animals; even when you see an […]

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Distemper in Dallas

People around Dallas, Texas have been noticing an increase in distempered raccoons. Distemper is a highly contagious disease that effects raccoons especially, but may also infect skunks, opossums and even domesticated pets. Dallas animal control specialists report a dramatic increase in calls for removal of distempered raccoons. How can you tell if a raccoon has […]

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Bats Recover From White-Nose Syndrome

This week we heard some welcome news out of New York on the problem of white-nose syndrome (WNS). For the past 12 months, wildlife and animal control professionals were fearing the worst. WNS was raging through the brown bat population all across the north; some professionals specializing in bat removal in Michigan were fearing that […]

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