When someone mentions raccoons, the most likely image to pop up is a cute,
cuddly animal. One might think of the little sidekick from
Pocahontas or think of the mascot for a cereal. However, while raccoons may be attractive
as an idea, they are not as innocent in real life. Having raccoons in
your home can expose you and your house to unwarranted dangers that can
be prevented. We highlight some of the negative effects caused by raccoons.
Raccoons are scavengers. They rummage through their surroundings, unable
to rest until they find what they are looking for. If you have gardens
or trees that you painstakingly planted and care for, you need to be careful.
Raccoons do not give a second thought to damaging your plants in search
of food. Moreover, if the animals get into your home, they can cause harm
to not only your furniture and décor, but also your electrical
wires and lines.
Danger to Your Pets
Pets are a part of our family. We love them and take care of them. Raccoons
can pose a threat to your pets. They are wild creatures who are not afraid
to retaliate if they feel threatened. Small dogs and cats are particularly
in danger against raccoons, because the latter can viciously attack the
pets and might even kill them. Protect your pets by extracting raccoons
from your home.
Rabies is the most common disease associated with raccoons. If you come
into contact with the animal, you will need to go to the hospital immediately
and get rabies shots. It is a threat you can avoid if you remove the raccoon
from your house.
Raccoons can transmit disease through their urine and feces, which they
can leave around your house. If the animal has roundworms, their feces
can have the eggs that can harm you. In addition to rabies, raccoons can
cause leptospirosis or roundworms.
At Critter Control of Reno, we understand how important our family’s
health and your home is. That is why, if you have raccoons in your home,
you must remove them. Our animal removal team can help. We use humane
practices to trap the raccoons and extract them from your home.
Contact us today to have a rodent free home.