Raccoon Poop Removal
We follow a three-step process to remove feces and neutralize the pathogens that come with them. Our technicians use hospital-grade disinfectants, remove the feces manually, then steam clean to destroy roundworm eggs at high heat. This process is quick and effective.
We carefully remove all organic matter and take it away for safe disposal. No raccoon poop is left behind.
We use hospital grade commercial disinfectants to kill all pathogens in the area that the raccoons used to defecate.
We use high heat in the form of steam to treat the affected area. The high heat destroys all roundworm spores in the area.
Raccoon Feces on shed
Raccoon Feces shed cleanup
Raccoon Poop is Dangerous
Raccoons host Baylisascris procyonis, an intestinal parasite known as raccoon roundworm. While it does not harm raccoons very much, it is very dangerous for humans and pets. Roundworm eggs are passed in raccoon feces, which then permeate the soil or become airborne when the feces dry. Accidentally touching a contaminated surface or breathing in the air around raccoon feces may cause infection. Symptoms include nausea, fatigue, loss of muscle control, inability to focus, and blindness. Most raccoons in the Greater Toronto Area have roundworm, so their feces should be removed immediately upon discovery.
LOW PROFILE FECES REMOVAL WORK FOR RACCOONS
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We take the time needed to make sure that our work will not only withstand the test of time but also to make sure it looks good. Our work has a low profile and by the time we are done you won’t be able to tell we were there.
Do Not Try To Remove Raccoon Feces
If you come in contact with raccoon feces, keep your hands away from your face, wash your skin with soap, clean under your fingernails thoroughly and wash clothes separately in hot water.
Professional Raccoon Removal Services
Raccoons Don't Flush
If raccoons could use the toilet, they would. These are relatively clean animals that like to wash their food and do their business away from their dens. Raccoons tend to defecate in the same spots every time, but they don’t flush! They leave piles of feces called latrines. Latrines are usually found on rooftops, decks, patio furniture, and lawns. They may also be found inside the attic, where they cause terrible odours and contaminate the air in the home. Latrines should be cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent illness. Then, the raccoons should be excluded from the property.
Raccoon Latrine Cleanup
What Does Raccoon Poop Look Like?
Raccoon poop looks a lot like dog poop. Droppings are light to dark brown, 2 to 3 inches in length, and blunt at the ends. The only differentiator between a raccoon’s droppings and a dog’s is the presence of undigested berries within the poop. Raccoon poop is also usually found in piles, known as latrines. Latrines are usually found on raised surfaces, such as the top of a roof or the base of a tree. Latrines may also be found in attics.
Feces Removal FAQ
What attracts raccoons to my yard?
Raccoons are attracted to yards where they can find food, water, or shelter. Food includes vegetable gardens, fallen fruit, bird seed, pet food, or garbage. Raccoons often find shelter in decks, sheds, and attics that they can break through.
How do you clean it up?
First, we spray a disinfectant on the feces to ensure that no parasites or germs become airborne. Then, we physically remove the feces and bag them up. Next, we disinfect the area some more, and, if requested, steam clean the affected surfaces to ensure that no roundworm eggs survived.
Is your treatment safe?
Our raccoon removal treatments are totally safe. We use hospital-grade disinfectants that are safe to use in a multitude of environments, including daycare centres and retirement homes. The surfaces we clean are safe for you to use as soon as the disinfectant has dried.
How much does raccoon feces removal cost?
Raccoon feces removal starts at $245 and starts at $345 with steam cleaning included. The total cost varies depending on the size and scope of the cleanup. For example, if the feces are difficult to reach, it will cost more.
Why is raccoon poop dangerous?
Raccoon poop is dangerous because it may contain a host of dangerous pathogens including salmonella, Giardiasis, Leptospirosis, and roundworm. Most raccoons are infected with roundworm, an intestinal parasite which they pass in their feces. Raccoon roundworm is lethal to both humans and pets.
What do you do if your dog eats raccoon poop?
If you suspect that you dog has eaten raccoon feces, take your dog to a veterinarian immediately. Raccoon feces often contain an intestinal parasite known as roundworm, which will make your dog sick. A veterinarian will be able to able to treat your dog with antiparasitic medications and make sure that he or she is ok.