On June 26, 2013, WBTV reports that the Cleveland County Animal Control received a call regarding a raccoon displaying abnormal behavior on Myers Street in Kings Mountain, Cleveland County. The said raccoon was confirmed to be rabid and was the fifth rabies case in the county this year, thereby urging officials to send out warnings to residents to ensure the safety of their house pets. When exposed to a rabid animal, pets that are not vaccinated “will have to be euthanized or quarantined for six months,” says the report.
The latest testing conducted by North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in 2012 showed that 43.43 percent of 205 raccoons tested positive for rabies. While it is a serious health risk to people and their pets, rabies isn’t the only health problem posed by raccoons. Their waste may also carry parasites such as roundworms and other microorganisms that cause diseases like canine distemper.
As the colder seasons arrive at the Piedmont Triad, these cute but rambunctious critters are likely going to seek a warm shelter. Female raccoons about to give birth are especially problematic as their motherly instinct tends to make them territorially aggressive. Since raccoons end up in human homes by passing through open spaces or holes, it is important for homeowners to have capable High Point roofing contractors inspect their roofing, as it is the most common entry point for troublesome animals such as raccoons, squirrels, and bats.
The condition of High Point roofing systems, whether residential or commercial, may not be as battered as their counterparts elsewhere in the U.S. due to the Triad’s weather being generally more pleasant, but it is not an excuse to not pay attention to them. Not only do small cracks and leaks pose a threat to the integrity of a house, the long-term effects of a poorly maintained roof pose dangers to the dwellers, become more costly, and provide access to destructive animals that may chew through insulation, wiring, and furniture.
ABC Roofing, a roofing contractor based in the Piedmont Triad region, makes roofing concerns of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point residents as manageable and easy as ABC through their highly-skilled roofers who have years of experience in handling roof repairs brought about by the intrusion of wild animals like raccoons.
For people who are just about to build their homes, professionals from leading companies like ABC Roofing know that installing a roof made of only high-quality building materials and components is the best step in preventing the nuisance of having unwanted animals literally living and breeding under your roof.
To further minimize and completely eliminate such problems, ensure that all areas that could possibly be used as entry points by raccoons, mice, skunks, and other animals are shut and sealed.