Now that its summer, the weather is warmer and the days are longer meaning more people will be out and about outdoors! With people spending more time outdoors, there are more chances of coming in contact with wild animals that potentially has rabies. Animals that might carry rabies are raccoon, foxes, skunks, bats and feral cats. Rabies virus is carried through the saliva and the nervous system so a bite from these wildlife creatures can transmit the disease to the human. Humans can also get rabies if saliva from an infected animal comes in contact with an open wound or a person’s eyes, nose, and mouth. Wild animals can carry rabies and pass it along to humans even if the animals doesn’t appear sick, so stay clear of wildlife animals to protect yourself. If bitten by an infected animal, contact medical assistance immediately! If a wildlife animal gets into your home, don’t try to trap it yourself, instead call professionals to humanely trap and relocate the animal. Baystate Wildlife is a professional wildlife control company that removes raccoon, squirrels, bats, skunks, and birds from your home, reach us at 781-830-6080 or use our contact form for inquires about our removal services!