Is raccoon feces dangerous to touch or breathe?
If you get bite or scratched by a raccoon, you are in danger of
different infection, because wildlife animals always have numerous
different infections. Raccoon urine is also possible carrier of
different infections that can lead to liver or kidney illness. If
you get in touch with feces of a raccoon you are in even higher
danger because fecal matter can be carrier of a vast array of
diseases that a raccoon is simply a carrier, but which can cause
serious consequences in human.
If you want to clean after a raccoon (probably after you have gotten
them out of your attic or a yard), it is very important that you
should take care of all possible precaution measures to protect
yourself from any possible infection disease. Never touch feces with
bare hand. Always wear rubber gloves to pick up feces-and dispose
these gloves after you complete cleaning. Wear disposable cleaning
clothes and boots; once you finish cleaning, wash boots thoroughly
before you use them afterwards.
Raccoon feces is transfer mode of Hanta virus which causes dangerous
health complications in human, if contracted through direct contact
with a raccoon feces. This virus causes pulmonary complications and
is very easily contracted, which is another reason to be very
careful when handling raccoon feces. There is also danger of raccoon
roundworm (if contracted by humans, it can cause liver
complications), Leptospirosis (bacteria that can cause headache,
fever, diarrhea and muscle ache), Giardiasis (symptoms include
diarrhea, dehydration, etc.)
Raccoon feces are strong allergen. Dust particles with raccoon
droppings can cause sneezing and eye watering symptoms. All this
indicates that it is very important to clean after raccoon
thoroughly. First remove large particles with rubber gloves on, and
them wash of entire area with detergent and sanitizer. Dispose all
of the residues in safe bags that will be safely closed and put in
garbage so that no one gets in touch with the content afterwards.
Wild animals are not the ones that can be kept as pets in homes.
These are also not allowed to be entered in homes, attic, or any
place where the human are to move about. This is just because of the
threats and dangers which is caused by the wild animal’s presence.
If you are not sure that you will manage to apply all necessary
precautionary measures, it might be a good idea to contact a
professional to do the dirty work for you and make sure that
everything is properly removed.
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