Raccoons are a common nuisance in the Chicagoland area. They can knock over your garbage cans, dig in your lawn and enter your shed, garage or attic.
Raccoons in your home are definitely unwanted and an issue you should take care of as soon as possible.
If you end up with raccoons in your attic then you will not only have to deal with potential damages and messes they cause, you can be at risk for diseases raccoons carry such as leptospirosis.
For professional attic restoration services contact us at (847) 464-1861 to get a free estimate.
Raccoon Disease Contamination
Some of the diseases that raccoons carry can be transmitted to humans through contact not just with the raccoon but inadvertent contact with their droppings or areas where they have been active or defecating.
These diseases could also be potentially spread to your household pets as well.
Because of this it’s very important to not only remove raccoons from your property but to perform careful raccoon feces cleanup and attic restoration to remove the dangers of disease.
Identifying Raccoon Feces
Raccoon poop will closely resemble the appearance of feces of a smaller sized dog. It will be brown/dark brown and cylindrical in shape. Very frequently you will notice undigested berry seeds within it.
Raccoons will commonly defecate and urinate in the same place. The place where a raccoon continues to return to will begin to form noticeable piles. These areas are commonly referred to as raccoon latrines.
In nature you will find them near trees or tree stumps. Around the home you find them along fences, the corners of garages, under decks, or worst of all inside a shed or an attic.
Raccoon Feces Removal
Never attempt removing raccoon feces without protective clothing and equipment! Because of the diseases raccoons carry, their is a threat of the spread of disease and contamination.
Any insulation that has been urinated on or defecated on will need to be removed and disposed of.
The area will need to be disinfected to remove disease and bacteria. It will also need to be treated in order to kill any pests that the raccoons brought in with them such as ticks or fleas.
Contamination from raccoon pet is a serious threat to you, your family and pets.
We do not recommend that you attempt to clean up raccoon feces in your attic or on your property yourself.
For a free estimate on raccoon feces removal anywhere in the Chicago area, call us today at (847) 464-1861
Photo credit: Benny Mazur
More info about raccoons on Wikipedia