Raccoon Poop Removal. For many the primary issue regarding raccoons is the inherent property damage concerns that arise when the animal breaks into your home. Raccoons are strong animals that are able to break through difficult areas on a home without much difficulty, including soffits and roof vents. They are very intelligent animals, and are able to solve complex problems over time with relative ease. Furthermore their paws are extremely sensitive and dexterous, and as such they are able to open up areas on a home that other forms of wildlife have a great deal of trouble accomplishing. Once inside they can rip apart ducts, tear up insulation on pipes, rip the insulating paper off of walls, chew on wires, trample down insulation or stuff it in areas it doesn’t necessarily belong. Call: 647-557-7932
Another concern regarding raccoons that is often overlooked however are the health risks inherent in having a raccoon population living in or on your property. Parasites for example are a major issue. Most species of urban carry parasites wildlife, and raccoons are certainly no exception. Fleas for example are often found in the fur coats of raccoons, as the insects can while remaining sheltered and hidden. Other insect concerns are ticks which are the primary carriers of lyme disease, an infectious and difficult to treat illness whose symptoms include fever, headaches and exhaustion. A high population of animals typically correlates to a high population of parasites. When the animal is evicted, their main host is no longer available so they will migrate to the next available host which is typically humans.
Raccoon Poo Health Risks
Another major concern is the feces and urine raccoons will produce over time. Raccoons frequently defecate and urinate in the same place and generate piles of feces called raccoon latrines. Raccoon latrine locations include tree bases, stumps, garages, under decks and especially in attics they use as shelter. In addition to the general repulsive and nauseating odor and presence their feces causes, it is also a very serious biohazard. Raccoon roundworm, or Baylisascaris procyonis, is found in raccoon intestines produces eggs that can be found in the raccoon’s feces. People and pets who either ingest or unknowingly inhale roundworm eggs may become infected with severe symptoms varying from loss of muscle control, liver complications, fatigue and blindness if the eyes are infected. Giardia lamblia is a organism also found in raccoon excrement causes severe nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and dehydration, and is caused by ingesting food or water contaminated by raccoon feces.
Raccoon Feces Removal
Given the health risks inherent with the extended presence of raccoons on your property, it is important to act quickly and decisively should the animals move into your home or onto your property. Any qualified wildlife technician will be able to not only extricate the creatures from your home, but also clean and disinfect your property from any disease spreading feces that may be left on site. With this in mind, should you find yourself dealing with the raccoons make sure you call a professional to ensure your piece of mind and health are not at risk.
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