Raccoon latrines can be washed away, but they must be cleaned properly. Raccoon feces usually contain a harmful parasite known as raccoon roundworm. This parasite is lethal to humans, cats, and dogs. Its eggs are passed in raccoon feces, which then permeate the soil or become airborne. The only way to eliminate these eggs is with high heat. Always wear protective gear when cleaning up after raccoons and pest-proof your property to stop them from pooping near you. Give us a call if you are interested in professional latrine cleanup. We provide thorough disinfection services.
Put on a mask, a disposable pair of gloves, and a pair of booties before approaching a raccoon latrine. Avoid touching your face or getting your clothes dirty while cleaning. Spray the feces first with water or a household disinfectant, then scoop them up with a shovel or inverted plastic bag. Bag the feces and discard them immediately. If you are working outside, disinfect the dirty surface with boiling water. The high temperature will destroy roundworm eggs. If indoors, you can clean the surface with hot, soapy water. Scrub it clean with a sponge, then throw out the sponge with your gloves and booties. Clean the bucket in boiling water.
How to Keep Raccoons Off Your Property
Latrines will continue to appear as long as there are raccoons nearby. Keep them off your property by removing food or making it inaccessible. This includes bird feeders, garbage cans, fallen fruit, vegetable gardens, or table scraps. Use secure garbage cans and store them in a shed. Protect your plants with row covers. Then, examine your roof, deck, and shed for openings and seal them shut. Raccoons like to den in these structures. You can also spray the yard in apple cider vinegar or predator urine, which is available in hardware stores. Raccoons dislike the smell.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
If you suspect that there are raccoons living on your property, call a local wildlife remover. They will perform a thorough inspection of your property and find where the animals are hiding. They can then evict the raccoons humanely and keep them out. Professionals use a one-way door to let the animals leave on their own. The door swings outward, so it lets them out safely but prevents their return. Professionals can also exclude any weak points determined during the inspection to prevent raccoons from breaking in again. Ask us about raccoon removal and wildlife-proofing.
Hire a Professional Feces Remover
You can wash away raccoon latrines if the surface is smooth and accessible, but there is always the risk of infection. Raccoon feces are dangerous, and their removal is best left to the professionals. Our technicians use hospital-grade disinfectants and wands that reach every germ in every crevice. We wear protective gear and use professional equipment so that you can stay safe. We also use steam cleaners that destroy roundworm eggs, no matter the location of the mess. Call us for effective and reliable raccoon feces removal in the Greater Toronto Area.