Raccoons Are Disease Carriers

Raccoons  Are Disease Carriers   

Raccoons are cute and cuddly looking, but be aware they are animals to admire from afar. Raccoons carriers of rabies and distemper, but your real concern should be the scat (feces) they leave behind which acts as a host for raccoon roundworm eggs. Raccoon roundworm is a disease that is caused by a parasite that lives in the intestines of raccoons and can be passed onto your dog or cat and even humans.

Raccoons shed millions of the microscopic roundworm eggs in their feces. People may encounter the eggs through direct contact with raccoon droppings or by touching a contaminated area or object. If they don’t wash their hands they may later transfer the eggs to their mouths. Small children are particularly vulnerable because they tend to put their hands and other objects into their mouths. Breathing in the raccoon roundworm eggs may also infect you.

If you are experiencing a raccoon removal issue, please give Wildlife Busters® a call toll free at 855-945-1212. We welcome the opportunity to resolve your animal control issue in a professional and humane manner. Please note, Wildlife Busters® highly recommends our animal decontamination and sanitation services for most raccoon removal circumstances, especially where raccoons have been residing in your commercial or residential property for a period of time creating latrines throughout the encroached upon area.