Raccoons are one of the worst pests to vacation on your property. They will break into your attic and live in your shed or garage and they will even live under your deck or burrow into a dirt floor crawlspace. They are large, physically aggressive, and strong as hell. They can bend aluminum siding and tear a plastic roof vent clean off the roof. They tend to defecate repeatedly and in hard-to-reach areas. Their feces is also incredibly dangerous, more on that in the next section but suffice it to say the danger is fatal. Think about that the next time you go to clean strange feces off your property again. For raccoon feces calling a professional is a requirement. It is just too dangerous for you.
What are the dangers of raccoon roundworms? When you get it in your mouth it can either go into your intestines and start growing or worse, it can also be inhaled when the feces are dry and this can dramatically shorten the worm’s trip to your brain and other organized. They will shed millions of eggs on the way and will fill and infest with lesions in every part of your body. Even in your eyes. The process starts with a fever and a headache. Nausea and vomiting, then your liver starts to enlarge which is very bad, and eventually, you will go blind from the worms in your eyes and will slip into a coma from the worms in your brain. They will destroy everything until you are dead and there is absolutely no way to treat it, even in its early state. Unlike rabies, this infection is a death sentence after only a few hours. The raccoon’s feces is packed full of these eggs as mentioned the worms shed them in the millions per day and those eggs are nearly invincible. Domestic grade sterilizers are not enough to kill them, nor are commercial grade sterilizers on their own. They require treatment with a boiling stream above the temperature of 100 degrees celsius. This is the only way and unless you have a powerful commercial-grade steamer you will want to hire someone to remove this feces.
It’s not just the feces. Raccoons are dirty animals and can cause other illnesses like food poisoning and even tetanus from a scratch. If the raccoon is acting crazy you will want to call someone from the humane society right away. Keep everyone in your home, pets, and children with the blinds pulled down the raccoon does not see you and tries to force its way in. This is real and can happen to you. There is no cure for rabies and it can be the most frightening death imaginable filled with hallucinations and paralysis. Watching someone go through that can deeply affect your life. No loved one should have to die because a raccoon came to your property. So call professionals. Do not try to remove a raccoon from your attic or garage. Leave it to the people who have the commercial-grade tools and know-how. The training and the experience. We will go the extra mile to ensure your family is completely safe.