Welcome to Animals in the Attic of Birmingham! We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Birmingham Alabama. We specialize in the removal of critters from the attic of homes and businesses, and are respected
in Birmingham as the best wildlife specialists for this unique work. Whether you have a family of squirrels, an infestation of rats or mice, a destructive raccoon with babies, or even a colony of bats or birds, we take
great care to remove the wildlife from your home safely and effectively, and we solve the problem permanently, with guarantee! We provide all the services needed - from complete 30-point home and attic inspection,
to the trapping or exclusion of all the animals, including any nests of babies, to complete animal-proofing and repairs, we do it all. We also provide attic cleanup services, if needed.
We are fully Alabama licensed and insured. We operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call us any time, and we will be happy to discuss your critter problem, and provide a price estimate for the work needed, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Call us any time at 205-803-6098. We look forward to hearing from you.
What is raccoon roundworm? Raccoons can be very dangerous animals to come in contact with. One of the primary reasons for this is that these animals are prime carriers of disease and sickness, and many of these can easily pass to humans trough bites, scratches or contact. The worst of these is the so called "raccoon roundworm," which is a parasite that can be passed simply through breathing it in. This makes it very dangerous to even come near raccoon waste.
Baylisascaris is the scientific name associated with this parasite. The roundworms eggs are passed in the feces of animals and can remain active without a host for up to a month. This means that if you scared a raccoon out of your attic a few weeks ago, this parasite can still be living in the attic, ready to make you ill if you come near the feces.
While airborne is a possible method to contract the parasite, direct contact or through eating a raccoon are two other common methods. Once the roundworm eggs have entered the body, they travel to the intestines where they mature and grow until they produce their own eggs, which are then released through the feces of the new host.
Once they have grown they no longer remain in the intestines, but instead enter the bloodstream where they travel looking to feed off of the vital organs of the host. One area that they are prone to wreak havoc the most is within the central nervous system. They will destroy the lining of the spinal cord and the brain which can cause a large amount of problems for the host, including lost vision, disorientation, paralysis, and cognitive impairment.
The CNS is not the area where this parasite can cause problems. It will also feed off the lining of the heart, liver, and other important organs. This can lead to death.
Common symptoms of the roundworm include skin irritations, respiratory problems, fever, blurred or impaired vision, nausea, feelings of exhaustion, weight loss, lack of coordination, seizures, coma, and severe abdominal pain. If you are sensing any of these then make sure that you contact your doctor immediately, especially if you notice that a raccoon has been around your home or you have come in contact with one.
Unfortunately at this time there is no known treatment for Baylisascaris. There is no ability to stop the larvae from traveling throughout your body, which makes it difficult to treat. There are some treatments that are being attempted in an effort to resolve this illness.
If you have animals in your house, it's important that you hire a company that will do the job correctly. We do a complete job from start to finish, for a permanent solution to your Birmingham pest control wildlife problem. We inspect the house, remove all of the animals humanely, repair the damage, and seal the entry holes with guarantee, so that you never have crittes in your attic again. Call us any time at 205-803-6098 for complete wildlife removal in Birmingham. We look forward to hearing from you!