Anyone that has encountered a raccoon may observe that these little creatures are quite intelligent. You’d be astonished to learn that they’re smarter than your cat. They seem to get smarter as their population increases and adapts to living among us. These quick and nimble nuisances aren’t going away anytime soon, so your best defense against them is to find ways to repel them from your property. If a raccoon happens to become your nemesis, call A-Team Trappers for a raccoon removal in Tampa, FL.
They Transmit Diseases
Like any wild animal, raccoons can expose people to diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), raccoons were the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species. Raccoons carry parasites and and leptospirosis, a bacterial disease, which can can cause kidney damage, liver failure, and even death. An intestinal roundworm called baylisascaris procyonis can causes paralysis, seizures, blindness, and death to anyone exposed to it. Diseases can be transmitted through their feces and urine.
They Damage Property
With their intelligence and persistence they can wreak havoc everywhere they go. Their tiny hands can open doors, latches, and knock over trash cans. Since wildlife and fresh vegetation are limited in neighborhoods, they’ll eat just about anything raiding your property for anything edible including your pet food, human food, and bird seeds. If they have to dig up your landscaping, climb into your chimney, or make their way into your attic, that’s not a problem for these fast and skilled climbers. Their feces and urine can cause damage to your home as well.
They Are a Threat to Your Pets
As previously mentioned, raccoons will eat pet food, which means they’ll square off with your feisty feline and Rover if necessary. If a raccoon feels threatened by your pet, they will attack. If the raccoon has rabies for example, this can be fatal to your pet. So, if you’ve recently had some raccoon activity and you have a cat or dog door, board it up quickly and call our office for a skilled raccoon removal in Tampa, FL.