Raccoon Diseases Left In Your HomeHere
is a list of 11 raccoon diseases that you or your loved ones can catch
from these unwanted house guests.
Even if these critters (and this includes
opossum, bats and other small mammals) are no longer in your home, you
are still very much at risk because the diseases stay behind in the
fecal matter and other bodily secretions.
the list. Please keep in mind that there are others, but
these are some of the most common you or your loved ones can come into contact with...
Roundworm: It is a parasite of the intestines in
these animals. It has been known to cause death and even
certain cases. (Simply sign up for the report below for more
2. Rabies: You can get
this by coming into contact with a raccoons saliva either through a
bite... or saliva that has been left behind from gnawing on attic wood
and other materials.
3. Canine distemper:
This is a probably the most common or the viral diseases in
raccoons. It is very similar to rabies.
Giardiasis: This is a microscopic protazoal
infection carried in their feces. If they get into your
attic, they generally leave behind a large amount of fecal matter.
Leptospirosis: It is a bacterial infection that
these critters that can spread to you through their urine and other bodily
secretions such as scent posting (This article about raccoon
repellent discusses more about scent posting). If your open
cuts or other wounds come into contact with raccoon secretions you can
6. Salmonella: A
bacteria you can get from parasites living in raccoon poop.
Hepatitis: A viral disease that can be spread
through bodily secretions.
8. E. Coli:
A bacteria you can get from parasites living in raccoon poop.
Fleas: These are parasites that these little
critters carry in their fur. When they get into your attic
and rummage around in your insulation flees are left behind.
These parasites are known carriers of many raccoon diseases.
Ticks: Like flees, ticks are parasites that are
"rubbed-off" the fur when they rummage through your insulation and
rub up against wood and other materials in your attic.
Fungus: This is very general, but quite frankly
their is such a wide assortment of fungi and bacterial infections that
raccoons carry that it would be hard to narrow it down.