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Raccoon Removal The Woodlands

If you find yourself in need of raccoon removal The Woodlands, call Master Services (713) 723-4854.

Raccoons are an animal that can easily adapt to new living situations. Unfortunately, they are also an animal that can carry many diseases. This makes it hard for humans and raccoons and domestic pets and raccoons to coexist safely in the same home. If you notice that you have raccoons in your home, attic or walls, call for raccoon removal The Woodlands.

Raccoons can carry rabies, a lethal disease caused by the neurotropic rabies virus carried in the saliva and transmitted by bites. Among the main symptoms for rabies in raccoons are a generally sickly appearance, impaired mobility, abnormal vocalization, and aggressiveness. There may be no visible signs at all, however, and most individuals do not show the aggressive behavior seen in the infected; rabid raccoons will often retire to their dens instead. In raccoon removal The Woodlands we encourage people to stay away from animals with unusual behavior or appearance, and to notify the proper authorities, such as an animal control officer from the local health department. Since healthy animals, especially nursing mothers, will occasionally forage during the day, daylight activity is not a reliable indicator of illness in raccoons.

Unlike rabies and at least a dozen other pathogens carried by raccoons, distemper, an epizootic virus, does not affect humans. This disease is the most frequent natural cause of death in the North American raccoon population and affects individuals of all age groups. It may occur along with a following inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), causing the animal to display rabies-like symptoms. In raccoon removal The Woodlands, some of the most important bacterial diseases which affect raccoons are leptospirosis, listeriosis, tetanus, and tularemia. Although internal parasites weaken their immune systems, well-fed individuals can carry a great many roundworms in their digestive tracts without showing symptoms. The larvae of the Baylisascaris procyonis roundworm, which can be contained in the feces and seldom causes a severe illness in humans, can be ingested when cleaning raccoon latrines without wearing breathing protection.

If you have seen raccoons in your home or suspect that there may be animals in your home the best thing to do is call for professional raccoon removal The Woodlands. All of our technicians are trained and experienced in the safe and humane removal and relocation of raccoons. Along with being trained in the cleanup and sanitizing of your home following removal to ensure there is no spread of disease from the animals.

Master Services, (713) 723-4854, has been working on raccoon removal The Woodlands for over 16 years. If you have a situation in your home we are here to help you.

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