When we see a baby animal, our minds go into awe and we marvel over all the cuteness. No matter the animal. However, underlying all that cuteness is an animal that can cause a lot of damage for a homeowner.
The face of a raccoon looks to be a face of a bandit and behind that face is an animal that can cause thousands of dollars in damage within a home. Raccoons have human like hands which are strong enough to rip apart the siding of your home, tear apart ducts, chew on wires, and play peek-a-boo with your installation. These nuisance pests will also leave their urine and feces everywhere it goes.
Not only do they cause damage, but they can be very toxic. Raccoons are the primary host of carrying roundworms. The roundworm eggs are passed in the feces of the infected raccoon and can infect people including pets by ingesting the eggs. The raccoon feces and urine carry diseases such as leptospirosis, giardia and salmonella. The systems are nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, aching muscles, headaches, fever, jaundice and dehydration. Pets and children are at a higher risk for rabies from infected raccoons by contact of the raccoon’s saliva from either a bite or scratch.
If you have seen raccoons around your rooftop, hear noises within the attic. or want to be proactive to ensure nuisance pests can not enter your home, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184. We will be more than happy to conduct a thorough inspection to determine the damage done by the animal and locate the entry areas in which it entered your home. We want to work with you to ease your mind in knowing your home and family will be safe from nuisance pests.