Are Raccoon Droppings Toxic?

If you have a healthy raccoon population in your community, you likely have spotted a few in and around your property. But, if you are noticing a recent increase in raccoon behavior on your premises, you can safely assume they are using every square inch of it as their own personal restroom. The problem is that raccoon droppings are not something you want your loved ones or your pets to be around.

Continue reading to learn why raccoon droppings can be toxic and dangerous, as well as how to get rid of raccoons if they are becoming a constant problem around your Central Indiana home.

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Raccoon Scat Can Pose Several Health Risks

There are many health risks involved with being exposed to or coming into contact with raccoon droppings, often times referred to as raccoon scat. Anyone dealing with raccoon scat should take precaution. One health risk associated with raccoon scat is roundworm. Most people would have guessed rabies, but rabies is transferred through saliva, not fecal and urine matter. 

Roundworm will lay eggs in the raccoon droppings and the eggs can be picked up by humans or pets. Accidentally ingesting these eggs will result in violent nausea, blindness, organ failure, and even death. Entering a raccoon den or an area that has been contaminated by raccoons is not for a novice. It needs to be handled with the correct care and attention of a professional. 

Take Precaution When Confronted With a Raccoon Mess

One important aspect to note about raccoon removal from attics or other areas is to never actually touch or pick up the raccoon scat or any mess left behind from nesting or playing. These are contaminated items and can easily be picked up by humans and pets, as well as carried through the air vent systems in the home or property. 

When professionals complete a raccoon removal job in Indianapolis, they wear proper gear and uniform to protect themselves from these contaminates. Usually, ordinary families do not have this type of professional equipment on hand for these situations, so extra precaution is advised.

The sooner you realize you have a raccoon in the attic or other part of your property, to immediately take care of the situation. The longer raccoons reside inside these cavities, the more damage and health risks they cause.

Hire an Indianapolis Wildlife Removal Company to Get Rid of Raccoons 

Always enlist the services of a professional, DNR licensed and insured Indianapolis critter control company to get rid of raccoons, safely. They have the necessary equipment, industry knowledge and training, as well as the correct licenses to remove and relocate raccoons. 

Often times, critter control companies can also offer restoration and repair services alongside their raccoon removal services.  Be sure to contact your homeowners’ insurance company to check what your coverage is regarding raccoon damages in your attic and crawl spaces.

Are you having trouble getting rid of raccoons in or around your Indiana property? Contact us at 317-535-4605 for prompt and professional Indianapolis raccoon removal services you can trust. We serve residential and commercial clients all throughout Central Indiana.

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