Raccoons Passing Through My Property

Raccoons are cute to look at and their furry bodies and bandit-masked faces are a common sight in most suburban areas today. Thanks to the rapid expansion of human settlements, creatures like raccoons have no options but to adapt themselves to their new neighbors, and the intelligent creatures that they are, raccoons have made themselves at home in this new situation comfortably too.

Over the years, raccoons have realized that having humans close to them could work to their advantage too, as wherever there are people, there is no dearth of feeding opportunities. Moreover, the homes of humans double up as a safe location for their dens too. all these factors have come together to make raccoons regular visitors on human properties.

In and around a home, raccoons can find food in several places, whether it is a garbage can with an open lid or even pet food that has been lying around. From bird feeders to fruits in the garden, raccoons have plenty to eat if the people living on the property are careless.

However, raccoons do not just eat and leave like good guests. They also pose a danger to humans as well as pets on several fronts, and for these reasons, even having a raccoon passing through your property, is a risky affair.

Raccoons are capable of aggressive attacks when confronted and this puts humans as well as their pets at risk of contracting the dreaded Rabies virus from an infected animal. So, even if a raccoon is simply passing through and comes up against your angry pet dog, there is always a chance of a fight ensuing.

Moreover, the feces and urine of a raccoon carry several bacteria and viruses that are capable of passing on a host of dangerous diseases such as Raccoon Roundworm and Leptospirosis. So, even a passing raccoon urinates or defecates on a property, the people or pets living on the property are at a risk of contracting any of these diseases.

Therefore, to keep your family and pets safe, it is advisable not to tolerate the presence of even a passing raccoon. If they become a concern you can call us at: 647-977-5890

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