Raccoons are a little bigger in size than domestic cats with greyish furry skin. Though these creatures are native to North America, the highest population is recorded in Toronto. Raccoons’ most distinctive features include agile front claws, its facial mask and ringed tail. Another interesting fact about raccoons is that they’re omnivorous, eating invertebrates, plants and vertebrates according to supply. They might initially look adorable and cuddly but beware. According to Pest Control Toronto, Raccoons are very aggressive and can hurt humans and their pets. They’re also very intelligent, so don’t expect them to leave your house very easily.
Due to its large number and eating habits, raccoons present serious health hazards. Hence, if you’re experiencing raccoon sighting in and around your property, always opt for HMG Pest Control Toronto. We’re informed, skilled and experienced in raccoon removals from residential and commercial properties without killing the animal. According to medical science researches, Raccoons are the most common reasons for Canadian people experience diseases like Baylisascariasis, Ascariasis, Rabies, Salmonellosis and Leptospirosis. Most of these diseases lead to a severe conclusion. The least expectation is still to get yourself hospitalized. The disease is spread via raccoon bites and ingestion of contaminated food by either saliva or animal feces.
Baylisascariasis is caused by roundworm due to its body shape. It is a disease that spreads to different parts of the world. The female roundworm reproduces and infects animals like chickens, turkeys, partridges, guinea pigs, rodents, rabbits, hares, and even raccoons. The disease, which can affect other animals and humans, is contracted by eating eggs deposited in contaminated water or food. According to Pest Control Toronto, Larvae can travel to different organs and can even cause eye and neurological damage.
Ascariasis is caused by the parasite Ascaris lumbricoides, which commonly affects children. Females can be up to 35 cm tall and males about 25 cm tall. Contagion occurs by placing eggs in the mouth of contaminated hands. Fruits and vegetables, contaminated when not washed properly, can also be sources of infection. According to the experience of Pest Control Toronto, Infected raccoons spread parasite eggs in their habitat through feces.
There is also a risk of transmitting rabies through a raccoon bite. Rabies is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the brain and is accompanied by hydrophobia, fever and hallucinations. Most of the time, people become infected with rabies from the bites of sick animals, such as stray dogs, cats and other wild animals. In Toronto, rabies is distributed mostly by animals like foxes, skunks, bats and raccoons. Among these animals, humans frequently come in contact with raccoons.
Hence, it is recommended by Pest Control Toronto to stay of these critters as much as possible, and if you’re experiencing constant pest sighting, it’s high time that you may call HMG Pest Control to get rid of the animal without any harm. We’ll release the animal in the open away from the human population, avoiding any further inconveniences.