Raccoons-Cuddle Them? Or Get Rid Of Them?

Raccoons; such devastating creatures, may look cute, disgusting, extremely adaptable but are highly aggressive and so many in number, especially in Canada, that Toronto is now known as Raccoon Capital of the world. Famous for their bandit facial mask; raccoons are mammals of 23.75 to 37.5 inches. They might be seen just about anywhere because they will literally eat everything. They are strong, reluctant swimmers, are vocal and make a number of sounds like whistle, shriek and growl etc.

With their overloaded cuteness, they coexist with humans in urban areas, with sufficient food and will remain active all winter. Young raccoons enjoy human company but the question is do humans enjoy their company or not? :

Booming raccoon population in areas like Ontario is a massive problem to be dealt with, as these adorable creatures are a walking machine of diseases which are not adorable at all.

Bob Hoffman, the owner of Thunder Bay’s Natural Pest Control says, “They are destructive little critters; even the smallest of them are vicious.” Like most wildlife, it’s best to refrain from feeding them and petting them. So do not fall for their cute faces, rather be aware of the diseases they bring to your lives along with them. A disease like Rabies, associated with saliva contact from raccoon’s bite or scratch is common.

Most of diseases are caused by raccoon feces and urine. Some are given below:

  1. Raccoon Roundworm:OR Baylisascaris procyonis, parasitizes a raccoon’s intestines, and the worm’s eggs show up in the raccoon’s feces. People or pets unknowingly ingesting roundworm eggs may become infected. Symptoms include loss of muscle control, liver complications, fatigue and blindness if the eyes are affected.
  2. Leptospirosis:This is a bacterial infection, if contracted by humans or animals may cause complications. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, severe head and muscle aches, kidney and liver failure.
  3. Salmonella:Raccoon feces may contain salmonella bacteria. These bacteria can stay dormant in a dry environment for a long time, and can become active through favorable conditions. So even if the raccoons are driven out of the house, salmonella poisoning can lead to health problems like high fever, severe diarrhea and abdominal pain.

If these diseases are enough for you to overcome the gorgeousness of these cheeky little creatures, then congratulations you have reached the next level where you will know not to cuddle raccoons and learn how to get rid of raccoons!

Some simple steps to get rid of raccoons are:

  • Trapping raccoons
  • Protecting your trash
  • Keeping your yard clean
  • Making them feel unwelcome
  • Predator urine
  • Ammonia
  • Scarecrow

But before trying these on your own, make sure to contact your nearest wildlife removal professionals and let them do their raccoon removal job. Proper management, disinfection, removal and preventing for further invasion are extremely important in this matter. That is the only reason all the pest control professionals like the HMG Pest Control Inc. are there to help raccoon invaded houses, so that a happy, clean and pest free environment is there for all humans and animals to live and work in!!!

HMG Pest Control is a known raccoon removal Toronto comapny. Contact us to know about raccoon removal cost, raccoon problems and solutions and other useful information regarding wildlife control Toronto.

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