Case Study: Raccoon Feces Removal from Fence in Brampton

This case study details a raccoon feces removal job in Brampton, Ontario. A neighbourhood raccoon was leaving droppings on the fence of a single-family home, putting the homeowners at risk of getting sick. A technician from the Raccoon Control team visited the property, then remove the feces with a powerful disinfectant. If there are droppings on your property, do not hesitate to call us. We provide effective feces removal and raccoon controls services.

Raccoon Latrines and Parasites

The owners of this Brampton home reached out to Raccoon Control when they found a pile of feces on their backyard fence. Raccoons tend to defecate in the same locations, over and over, creating what are called “latrines.” Fences, roofs, and other areas above ground are preferred. Unsure of what to do with it, the homeowners thought they’d get a professional to help. A member of the Raccoon Control team went out to investigate the issue and remove the feces.

Raccoon feces are dangerous because they can contain roundworm, a potentially fatal parasite that targets the intestines. Raccoons pass roundworm eggs in their feces, which then make their way into the soil. Eggs can also become airborne when the feces have dried up, so it is best to stay away. Humans, cats, dogs, and many other animals can get sick with roundworm. Raccoon feces may also contain a host of bacteria and viruses, so they must be cleaned up as soon as possible.

Feces Removal and Disinfection

In this case, the raccoon latrine was small and sitting right on top of a fence. After locating it, the technician physically removed the feces, then sprayed the area with a hospital-grade disinfectant. Our technicians wear protective gear to ensure that they do not get sick, and the sprays they use are safe to use anywhere. The fence was disinfected thoroughly, removing all parasites, germs, and odours in the process. The feces were then disposed of safely and properly.

Raccoon Latrine on Fence
Raccoon feces appear dark brown, usually about 2 to 3 inches in length. What differentiates a raccoon’s droppings from a dog’s is the presence of undigested berries.
Raccoon Feces Removed
The technician on site removed the feces, then disinfected the fence thoroughly so there were no traces behind.

Raccoon feces are smelly and dangerous, putting residents at risk of getting parasites or disease. Thankfully, professionals have what it takes to get rid of them safely. They have the tools and safety gear required to get the job done right. If there are raccoons in your area, we can wildlife-proof your property to keep them out. We can also remove raccoons humanely and clean up after them. Call Raccoon Control for wildlife control in Brampton and throughout the GTA.