Raccoons, Part II
Adult raccoons can weigh anywhere from 10 to 35 pounds and are from 2 to 3 feet in length. They are a force to be reckoned with compared to many of the pests living in Minnesota. In addition to being destructive to property such as your roof or chimney, they can also be a danger to you and your loved ones because of the germs and diseases they carry.
Raccoons can carry a number of diseases, in addition to carrying fleas and ticks. The most common diseases they may carry are rabies, mange, distemper and the canine and feline parvovirus. All of these diseases are harmful to you and/or your pets and children. Raccoon feces may also a great many diseases, such as roundworm eggs. Children especially may be infected with roundworm if they come into contact with raccoon feces. The roundworm larvae may spread to the eyes or brain, causing blindness or in some instances, death. It is extremely important for the health of your family and pets that raccoon infestations are dealt with quickly, and that the contaminated areas of your home or yard are thoroughly cleaned.
If you have a raccoon problem, call Minnesota Wild Animal Management, Inc. today. We specialize in the humane removal of your pest(s) and will prevent them from returning. (612) 237-8282 : (651) 633-8600 : (763) 785-1414 : (952) 881-6662
Please visit our website for part III of our “Raccoons” series.