Maybe the most photogenic and cute looking wild animals anywhere, raccoons are devious and potentially dangerous, and should be addressed with caution. Though it can be tempting to try and resolve an animal problem on your own, you should always call a professional to ensure your safety, and to guarantee that the problem is handled completely.
The Dangers that Raccoons Pose
- Disease Transmittal – Raccoons are most well known for being carriers of rabies, but that is not the only danger they pose. In addition to rabies, raccoons can carry roundworm and leptospirosis, which is then transmitted through their waste. If you have raccoons on your property, be sure to keep pets and children away from where they are.
- Property Damage – Raccoons are primarily looking for food sources when they come onto your property, so gardens, trees, and garbage cans are all prime targets for being vandalized. Keep trashcans tightly sealed and stored inside if possible, and keep your garden free of any fallen produce to help discourage them.
- Attacks – Though they mostly keep to themselves, raccoons can become aggressive if they feel threatened, are cornered, or if they have babies nearby. If somebody comes into contact with a raccoon, they should seek medical attention to ensure there are no infections.
Working with a Professional
If you’ve witnessed raccoon activity on your property, call the experts at Critter Control® of Reno at 775.322.5558. We offer fast, comprehensive estimates, and we can schedule your initial consultation today! With decades of experience, there is no better option for raccoon removal.