Animal Rangers Florida - Raccoon Information

Animal Rangers, FL Raccoon Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
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If raccoons are spotted in an area where small children or household pets inhabit, a trained raccoon removal and raccoon control
specialist should be called immediately.  Raccoons are very numerous and are one of the top carriers of rabies in the US.  Raccoons
should never live where humans and domestic pets also live, and they can be extremely dangerous, rabies aside.

How to spot raccoons? Adult raccoons have a body length of 16 to 20 inches.  They can weigh up to 20 lbs.  They have a grey coat of
fur usually, and two of the most distinctive features are the nimble front limbs, and dark “mask” around the eyes.

Raccoons are extremely intelligent, and can remember the solution to tasks for up to 3 years!  This highlights the importance of
calling a trained raccoon removal and raccoon control specialist to help humanely and safely remove raccoons from a house or
property.

Where do raccoons live?  Raccoons are quite comfortable and numerous in suburban and even urban areas.  Raccoons usually
nest and produce their young in attics of houses or businesses.  This not only creates problems with the raccoons, but also
unsanitary conditions due to their nesting and fecal matter.  This can also cause unsanitary air conditions, making it unsafe to
breathe the air.

Raccoons are extremely adaptable and are able to use any vertical structure as their dwelling and living environment.  Many times,
raccoons will forage in urban areas for garbage and cause damage and create unsanitary conditions, then retreat back to the
woods.  Home ranges for raccoons can by about 100 acres around their dwelling. Insects, bugs, and fruits in gardens make good
food sources for raccoons.  Additionally, raccoons can and will raid garbage cans for food.

Raccoons can carry serious disease and are dangerous to come in contact with.  They are commonly seen in parks, residences, or
yards.  Raccoons can also cause serious scratch and bite injuries.  Rabies is the most serious danger carries by a raccoon.  It is
almost always fatal, but can be prevented in humans with a vaccination shortly after exposure.

Raccoons are the most frequently reported animal species with rabies in the U.S., specifically in eastern and southeastern parts of
the country.  All encounters with raccoons including injury from scratches and bites should be brought to the attention of a health
care provider as soon as possible.

Aside from rabies, raccoons carry a roundworm which is known as baylisascaris.  This is a roundworm which is transmitted through
raccoon feces.  Humans or animals are at risk of getting affected with this roundworm if they accidentally swallow the eggs.  Young
children and household pets such as dogs are especially at risk. After the eggs hatch they can move to different parts of the body
and then serious illness follows, usually in a week’s time.

The threat of disease and injury from raccoons is very real, do not let their cute appearance fool you.  If raccoons are spotted in a
home or business, a professional raccoon removal and raccoon control specialist should be contacted as soon as possible for safe
and humane removal of the raccoons.
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