How dangerous is a raccoon bite?

How dangerous is a raccoon bite?

Raccoons are a very prevalent type of animal across the Greater Toronto Area. They are known to frequent a lot of neighborhoods in search of food. This is because they have adapted to thrive in an urban area. When you come across a raccoon,  it is best to keep distance as raccoons are carriers for several diseases. If you want to get rid of the raccoons in your home, contact Raccoon Removal Kitchener to solve your raccoon problem!

Coming across a raccoon can be an alarming moment because some of the raccoons that we have in Toronto might be rabid or might be threatened by your presence and might go on the attack.  Although raccoons are nocturnal animals it is perfectly normal for raccoons to be active throughout the daytime when you see the raccoons engaging in this kind of behavior such as wandering erratically, seeing discharge from either mouth,  repeated high pitch vocalization, self-mutilation then call local wildlife service do you have it removed quickly and safely

As previously mentioned raccoons have a host of diseases, which includes roundworms they can infect humans and pets the best handle this to keep out of harm’s way and to make sure that you do not come into contact with raccoon feces urine or salvia. Raccoons may make latrines in your garden which might be a dangerous source of bacterial infection make sure to contact your local wildlife service to have this cleaned up and disinfected properly. Children are highly at risk of contracting diseases through the feces or urine as they sometimes like to put dirt in their mouths. Another disease that humans risk of contracting is Leptospirosis which is occurs in raccoons, skunks, opossums, Norway rats, mice, and white-tailed deer.

 Humans may be infected by coming in contact with infected urine. It is best that you do not have any physical contact indirectly or directly when you come across these animals. It is best to avoid any confrontation. it is quite normal to spot a healthy raccoon during the daytime, but it is a highly unusual occurrence when a raccoon is aggressive towards a person. One of the reasons that a raccoon might be aggressive is that her nest is nearby and that she is defending her young from intrusion also it is very rare that a raccoon will be chasing a human. if you see a raccoon that looks disoriented or ill and engages in unnecessary provocation it might be rabid or infected with canine distemper or feline parvovirus. 

If you spot a raccoon with the above signs contact your local wildlife service as soon as possible to get the issue resolved. it is strictly not advised to remove the raccoon by yourself as it may engage in aggressive behavior which can have long-term consequences on your health if you may find yourself to be infected. It is therefore advised to contact a specialized certified wildlife service that deals with the removal of wild animals in a safe and humane way. If you see any wild animal that seems ill or disoriented contact your local wildlife removal service immediately do you not approach the animal in any.