There are reasons raccoons should not be taken into a household as a pet. Should one appear, it is important that it be removed by a raccoon removal Toronto company.
Raccoons are one of the cutest of wild animals. With their attractive coloring of a mask and stripes, they appear to be a cute little animal as they move about. However, they pose a great danger to humans, gardens, homes and pets.
Like many other wild animals, raccoons carry diseases and parasites. A list of these diseases can be obtained from a raccoon removal Toronto company.
When a household pet, or a household member, has contact with a raccoon they can become infected. This occurs when a raccoon is backed into a corner or someone tries to pet them. If bitten, a physician should be contacted immediately.
Diseases carried by a raccoon include:
Raccoon feces are especially dangerous. It contains giardia, leptospirosis, salmonella and roundworm. These diseases can cause serious health problems to both humans and pets and can be accidentally ingested.
Raccoons like warm and sheltered places to nest. With this location they can cause extensive damage in a home and are often found in attics, foundations, and chimneys. Entry can be prevented if the homeowner makes sure all openings are covered with a screen. A raccoon removal Toronto company can help in this area.
They also like vegetables, other animals, and eggs. If you have a garden, they will usually dig under a regular fence so it is important that part of the fence be beneath the surface. Night lights are also effective. They love chickens and their eggs, so it is important that chickens, and other small animals be in a secured surroundings.
At the first indication that a raccoon is in your home, outbuildings or other locations it is important to contact a raccoon removal specialist. They have the equipment and knowledge regarding raccoon, and other wild animal, removal. You should never attempt to remove the animal yourself.
Outdoor pet dishes and unsecured garbage are favorites with raccoons. Removing these items from the outside area is one way you can discourage these wildlife attractions.