Don’t Ignore Your Raccoon Infestation
Raccoons pose a threat to you and your pets’ health. A dangerous parasite called roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) which is fatal to humans if left untreated. It can cause permanent neurological damage or blindness even with treatment. Your children are more likely to play in areas that are contaminated with raccoon feces and they are very vulnerable to raccoon roundworm.
Their urine can transmit leptospirosis to humans. They can even carry rabies and that can pose a threat to your pets, especially dogs are vulnerable to them. Raccoons frequently carry distemper, parasites, fleas, and mites that can be transmitted to your pets.
Know More About Raccoon Behavior
Raccoons are solitary and nocturnal animals when they’re not in their breeding cycle. They come out at night, so you may not see or hear them coming. Raccoon’s territory may range from one to ten miles depending on the availability of food. Litters tend to contain 4 to 6 offspring who will stay with their mother until the next spring. Breeding season for raccoons runs from February to May.
If you think a raccoon has moved into your property, call us and we’ll make sure that the invader doesn’t come back.