are several health risks associated with exposure
to Raccoon poop.
is the health risk from raccoon poop which is commonly
infected with roundworm. If the eggs are ingested
by humans they can cause nausea, organ malfunction,
blindness, loss of muscle control and even death.
care must be taken if you are going to enter a raccoon
den to clean up the raccoon poop, repair damage
from raccoons or even to remove the raccoons.
In addition the eggs of the round worm are very resilient
and can be contracted even on the ground or from
cleaning up eaves trough so it is wise to take extra
raccoon feces or raccoon poop even though they may
be dry from being in the attic, which can be quite
hot during the summer months can be disturbed and
migrate through the air in small particles to be
breathed as you move about the attic. Proper
precautions must be taken such as ventilation and breathing mask
to avoid any possible health risk.
you are uncomfortable with this or do not have the
equipment, it is a good idea to hire professionals
to clean up the mess and complete any repairs that
need to be looked after. If you successfully remove
the raccoons early then you will not have to be concerned
about raccoon poop or damage to your attic and the
insulation. Deal with this problem quickly to avoid
significant build up of raccoon poop.
Raccoons also contract rabies and a raccoon with rabies is very difficult to distinguish from one that does not have rabies. Avoid being bitten by a raccoon since rabies is usually transmitted through the saliva. If you have been bitten, seek medical treatment immediately.
If the raccoons have young ones, you will want to read the page on avoiding
raccoon damage. Essentially, adult raccoons will tear your roof apart to re-enter the den to return to their young if the den entrance is blocked. Then not only will you have raccoon poop to deal with you could have major
damage to your roof as well. Most experts recommend that you wait until the young can leave on their own before you seal up the entrance to the den.