Raccoon Diseases

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

Raccoon Diseases

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

Raccoon Diseases – What Diseases Do Raccoons Carry?

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Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC., is Licensed and Insured, and Provides Both Residential and Commercial Raccoon Removal Services.

raccoon diseasesRACCOON DISEASES

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on raccoon diseases. Raccoons are common mammals found in North America, and while they can be cute and entertaining to watch, they are also known carriers of various diseases that can be harmful to both humans and pets. In this article, we will cover the most common raccoon diseases, their symptoms, and how to prevent them.

Rabies: Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system and can be fatal if left untreated. Raccoons are the primary carriers of the rabies virus in the United States. Symptoms of rabies in raccoons include drooling, stumbling, and aggressive behavior. If you or your pet come into contact with a raccoon exhibiting these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans through contact with raccoon urine or other bodily fluids. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, and vomiting. In severe cases, it can lead to kidney or liver failure. To prevent leptospirosis, avoid contact with raccoon urine, and wear protective gloves when cleaning up raccoon droppings.

Roundworm: Raccoons are carriers of a roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis, which can be transmitted to humans through contact with raccoon feces. The larvae of this roundworm can cause severe neurological damage, including blindness and seizures. To prevent roundworm infection, avoid contact with raccoon feces, and wear gloves when cleaning up areas where raccoons have been present.

Distemper: Distemper is a viral disease that affects the respiratory and nervous systems of raccoons. Symptoms include fever, coughing, and discharge from the nose and eyes. In severe cases, it can lead to seizures and death. While raccoons are the primary carriers of this disease, it can also affect dogs who come into contact with infected raccoons. To prevent distemper, keep pets up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Prevention: The best way to prevent raccoon diseases is to avoid contact with raccoons and their bodily fluids. Make sure to secure trash cans, and do not leave pet food outside, as these can attract raccoons. If you have a raccoon problem, consider contacting a professional wildlife removal service to safely and humanely remove the animals from your property.

In conclusion, while raccoons can be fun to watch, it is essential to be aware of the diseases they can carry. By taking precautions to prevent contact with raccoons and their bodily fluids, you can reduce the risk of contracting a raccoon-borne disease. If you suspect you or your pet may have been exposed to a raccoon-borne disease, seek medical attention immediately.


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