Raccoons may look cute from a distance. They are furry, their walk is adorable, and they look like little bandits. But if a raccoon gets into your garage, basement, or any other part of your house, that apparent cuteness disappears. They are destructive creatures. They can eat and chew through wood, and they have claws that can scratch up even the toughest surfaces. Besides this, they also carry hidden dangers. Certain parasites attach themselves to raccoons. These parasites are relatively harmless to the animals but dangerous to humans. When wildlife experts advise that you leave raccoons in the wild, they want to keep you from getting hurt. That’s why it’s imperative that you call a pest control expert if you have a raccoon infestation. If you improperly handle a raccoon, you could end up injuring yourself. That’s pretty risky, given the diseases that raccoons carry.
If you see tracks in your yard, scat marks, or rub marks, you may have a raccoon problem. However, you should exercise extreme caution, especially around the scat marks. Raccoon excrement contains parasitic ringworm.
Raccoons are skilled at finding ways into your home. They may be living in your garage, attic, or even inside your walls for a while without you knowing it. If you hear noises like scratching or biting, rap on the walls to ensure that it is indeed a raccoon living in your home.
If you do discover a raccoon family living in your home, you should call a pest control service immediately. Pest control experts will know how to treat your problem humanely. If there is an entire family of raccoons, pest control experts will do their best to keep the family together or will wait until the cubs are old enough to be separated from their parents.
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