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Cleaning raccoon poop is a whole different ballgame compared to picking up after your dog or cat. Raccoon poop carries a wealth of diseases that can lead to serious and fatal health risks to humans and domestic animals.

Raccoon poop might look a lot like the poop of a small dog but there are a few differences. It usually contains undigested food such as berries, seeds, and other foods. Raccoon poop is tubular shaped, two to three inches in length, dark in colour, and often has an overpowering odour.

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Health Risks Associated with Raccoon Poop

Raccoon poop is known to carry various diseases that are hazardous, and even life-threatening, to humans and domestic animals. A raccoon will create a latrine on flat surfaces, at the base of trees, or in one area of a yard or an attic. It’s important to clean up raccoon poop promptly to prevent the spread of diseases and reduce the risk of structural damage to your home or property.

Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is just one of the many diseases raccoons can carry. Infected raccoons will have intestinal parasites in their feces that contains millions of parasitic eggs. Humans can contract the disease by encountering contaminated soil. The larvae transfer through human tissue to the eyes, brain, central nervous system, and the liver. Symptoms include nausea, irritability, liver enlargement, loss of coordination or eyesight, and eventually coma, if not promptly treated.

People who regularly garden or small children who play in the dirt or a sandbox have the highest risk of contracting the disease. Thoroughly washing your hands and cleaning under your fingernails can reduce the risk of contracting the disease.

Raccoon poop can also be infected with giardia, leptospirosis, and salmonella.

How to Clean Up Raccoon Poop

The internet offers a wide range of methods to clean up raccoon poop. But unfortunately, regular chemical cleaners do not kill certain parasites left by raccoon feces such as roundworm eggs.

In addition, DIY raccoon poop cleanup can actually do more harm than good. Without the proper equipment and techniques, property owners risk stirring up dust and debris and making the diseases airborne. Not to mention, they risk injuring themselves and risk their own health.

For efficient and effective raccoon poop cleanup, it’s important to wear protective clothing, a properly rated particle mask or respirator, disposable gloves, and proper footwear.

Professional Raccoon Poop Cleanup Services

As raccoon poop can contain diseases, it is imperative that you hire a professional service to clean up raccoon latrines and any raccoon poop in your home and/or on your property. A professional has extensive knowledge in understanding raccoon behaviour, which can help them uncover potential hiding places and dens that raccoons may have in and around your home. They will also have the equipment and products needed to remove all contaminants and residue safely and effectively.

In addition to raccoon poop cleanup, a professional service will also provide exclusion methods to prevent the return of the animals. Raccoon infestations are usually linked to nearby food sources and shelter, such as under decks, garages, and attics.

Why Hire Hawkeye for Raccoon Poop Cleanup?

As a licensed wildlife control company, we service residential, commercial, and industrial properties in southern Ontario and guarantee permanent results.

We are the only pest bird and animal/wildlife control company in the country to be designated "Certified Wildlife Control Professional" and hold the following licenses: Trapping of Fur-Bearing Animals Permit, Falconry Permit, and Pest Control License.

Our proven raccoon control and removal methods are second to none. Once the pest animal is removed from your property, we use specialized cleaning equipment and products to clean up the area and ensure all raccoon poop and urine is removed.

Hawkeye Provides Professional Cleanup Services

Keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe by enlisting the help of Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control. We provide safe and effective raccoon poop cleanup to restore your property and ensure the health of everyone living there. We will also inspect the area and advise you on how to prevent raccoons and other wildlife from returning to your property.

Contact us today at (416) 429-5393 or email [email protected].

Customer Testimonials

Angela from Toronto

“We are very grateful to Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control for their expert removal. The guys were prompt and very professional in their eviction of a family of raccoons. Existing insulation was removed and cleaned up, new insulation was installed and everything was cleaned up and handled very professionally. The service was beyond exceptional. I would certainly recommend them because of their excellent service and reasonable rates. Thank you, Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control.”

A. Bullins

“I had a raccoon problem in my house. They have caused extreme damage to the infrastructure of our house. also, created a great nuisance to our neighbors. We even tried to trap them, but they escaped. Finally, we enquired Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control. They came immediately and fixed the problem very fast and did a great and professional job. If ever I have a problem with any types of wildlife, I will not hesitate to call Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control. Thanks, team.”



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