danger of leptospirosis in raccoon feces and urine

Danger of Leptospirosis in Raccoon Feces and Urine

Raccoon poop and urine are very dangerous. Simply touching it or inhaling the spores from it can make you very sick. They carry diseases that can be transmitted to you, your children and even your pets, which can then transmit between each other. If you have them on your property or in your home you will know where the toilet is very quickly and it will smell terrible. They may also just poop all over the place, making your whole attic or yard a toxic waste dump of disease and parasites. If there is a den on your property there will be a lot of poop. If you want to get rid of the raccoons in your home, contact Raccoon Removal Toronto  to solve your raccoon problem!

So what can you catch from raccoon poop? Roundworm, giardia, and a really bad one: leptospirosis. This dangerous illness can threaten your health by attacking your liver function, some of the early symptoms can be a high fever, headaches, chills and muscle aches which may make you think you have the flue. But it will be followed by vomiting and jaundice which is yellowing of the skin. Red eyes and diarrhea are also symptoms of the disease along with rashes and abdominal pain. If it is not resolved quickly it can get much worse. And this can be caught just from the urine of a raccoon, not even its feces is needed. 

It may not kill you but you will need treatment or it will last for months. With treatment you can get better in about one month but the pain will be terrible and your liver may end up being permanently damaged by the disease. 

Don’t risk the safety of you and your family. If you have a raccoon in your home call Raccoon Control. Our skilled technicians are fully decked out with commercial tools to safely and humanely remove both the raccoon and its offspring from your home and then sterilize and deodorize the areas that were contaminated.