Based on portrayals of raccoons in cartoons and toys, one might think that raccoons are harmless…. perhaps even cute and cuddly. But many diseases are contained in raccoon poop, and there are significant risks involved in the spread of raccoon diseases to humans.
These are some of the most common raccoon diseases, as well as what you can do to prevent their spread to humans and removal options.
Raccoons are a serious problem for many homeowners and apartment-dwellers in New Jersey. If you’ve been worried that you have a raccoon problem lately, read on to learn about the risks, early warning signs, and solutions to rid your home and yard of raccoons.
Raccoons are just one of the common animal problems that homeowners may experience. They can do significant damage to your home and pose a health risk to the community from rabies. Contacting a professional and experienced Bergen County raccoon removal company can help with successfully removing these animals from your residence.
Raccoons are found throughout the United States and in many areas of the North American continent. They are often found in farmland areas, forested areas or wetlands. Raccoons are recognizable by everyone because of their black facial masks and black-ringed tails. They can weigh between 10 to 30 pounds, with females generally being smaller than males. They are very strong for their compact size. Raccoons can survive on various types of food, including farm crops, insects, rodents, birds, eggs, turtles or garbage. They have their young in late winter or early spring, generally producing about four cubs. They often use attics, roofs, sheds, garages or crawl spaces to raise their young. Any opening in your home’s structure is an invitation for a raccoon to set up housekeeping, and they can create significant damage creating the right nest area to raise their families. They are generally nocturnal animals.
Various raccoon problems can arise once they nest inside your home or place of business. Some of these problems are easily addressed while some can cause harmful effects on both the structures they inhabit as well as the people that live and/or work there. Here are a few of the more common issues that raccoon removal experts often see along with the warning signs to look for:
Damage to Property
Raccoons can produce a great deal of damage both internally and externally of homes and businesses once they figure out how to gain access. Sometimes they discover an opening into a particular building and other times they’ll literally rip apart a weaker area while creating a good amount of damage in doing so.
Raccoon’s might look cute, but the last thing that you want is one in your home. One of the reasons for this is because they are a major hazard to your family, house pets, and the damage that they can cause to your home is unprecedented. Hiring a knowledgeable and experienced raccoon removal company in New Jersey makes the process of removing and securing your home an easy one.
How to Keep Them Away
The best way to deal with a raccoon is by not making your nearby area look like a food source. Secure your garbage bins and feed your pets indoors. This ensures that you are not offering them a food source, so they will make themselves more scarce.