We’ve been getting a lot of Raccoon removal jobs lately, as well as attic restoration work. Thats where we have to go in and vacuum out all the contaminated insulation from the attic of a home, scrub down every surface with anti-bacterial enzymes, and then replace the attic insulation with all new. Why is this necessary?
It’s important to know how dangerous raccoon poop is if the raccoon is infected with the Baylisascaris roundworm. This is a common parasite in raccoons, some areas of the country have a 70 to 100 percent infection rate.
This parasite goes straight for the brain tissue, and that includes human brain tissue. Whats worse, the microscopic eggs that are the infective stage can live in the environment for probably 10 years or more. Because children are the most likely people to touch the tainted surface and then put their hands in their mouths, they are the most likely to be infected.
These eggs are very resistant to environmental degradation. Raccoon feces should be treated as hazardous waste. And we do just that. Our professionals wear haz-mat suits and respirators whenever dealing with the aftermath of a raccoon infestation.