Vergennes, VT (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
DR® Power Equipment today published a new infographic designed to help property owners protect their family and pets from Raccoon rabies infection this summer.
Though human cases are rare in the United States, more than eight thousand non-human rabies infections are reported each year. Raccoon constitute approximately 50% of all these cases, and raccoons living in the eastern United States are especially likely to be carriers of the disease.
Raccoons exposed to rabies are a threat to cats, dogs, and other pets as well as humans.
Besides keeping your pets’ rabies vaccinations up to date, the simplest way to limit your and your family’s raccoon rabies risk is to keep the animals out of your yard.
1. Secure Lids of All Trash Cans.
2. Install Motion-Sensitive Security Lights Near any Outdoor Trash Area
3. Put Your Pets’ Food Up at Night
4. Stop Feeding the Birds (Raccoons will eat bird seed from feeders)
5. Never Feed or Handle Raccoons or other Wild Animals
DR® Power Equipment, a division of Country Home Products, Inc., the premiere developer and marketer of professional-grade outdoor equipment for residential use, was founded in 1985 in Charlotte, Vermont. Today it occupies three facilities and employs 220 people. For more information on its complete line of power equipment and home care supplies, visit the web site at http://www.drpower.com.
PRODUCT PHOTOS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. DR® Power Equipment sells products factory-direct and through a network of over 500 dealers; a free catalog can be ordered at 802-877-1200, or obtained online at http://www.drpower.com. For more information on DR® POWER EQUIPMENT, please contact Jon Trobaugh at: PR(at)drpower(dot)com.