Many wild animals carry diseases, viruses, and parasites that can be transmitted to humans, especially through droppings and feces. If you see animal droppings and feces on your property, call Wild Trappers immediately. We can identify the type of animal leaving the droppings, clean up the site, perform exclusion techniques, and (if necessary) remove any infestations.
Similar to other rodents, there are a number of diseases that can be transmitted through the feces of squirrels.
- Leptospirosis:Leptospirosis is a bacterial condition that is spread through the feces and urine of rodents. While it may cause mild flu-like symptoms, in other situations it can lead to serious respiratory problems or even death.
- Salmonella:Salmonella is easily contracted from squirrel feces, and while it will usually causes symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting, it is rarely fatal.
Droppings from rodents, such as mice and rats, can spread bacteria, contaminate food, and cause allergic reactions.
- Rat-Bite Fever:Rat-bite fever is a serious or even fatal disease that can occur when food or drink which is contaminated with the Streptobacillus moniliformis bacteria is consumed.
- Bubonic Plague:A sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, and weakness and one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes. If left untreated, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body.
- Salmonellosis:The illness people get from a Salmonella infection is called salmonellosis. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that last 4 to 7 days. Most individuals recover without treatment.
- Hantavirus: Hantavirus is a potentially life-threatening respiratory disease.
Raccoons frequently defecate and urinate in the same place, generating piles of feces called raccoon latrines. These latrines are often found in tree bases, stumps, garages, under decks, and in attics. Raccoon feces can cause salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and:
- Raccoon Roundworm:Raccoon roundworm can affect the central nervous system, eventually impairing organs. This disease can also result in blindness or coma.
- Giardiasis: A microscopic parasite called Giardia lambliacauses an infection in your small intestine.
Call Wild Trappers
Don’t try to remove wild animals from your property or clean up their droppings yourself. Proper removal, disinfection, and other required methods involve someone who is knowledgeable and experienced. Our state certified wildlife trappers will remove any uninvited wildlife from your property via safe and humane animal trapping and removal techniques. Once removed, we will clean up any remaining droppings, urine, fleas, and ticks in your infested areas. Don’t take chances with the health of you or your loved ones. Call Wild Trappers today!
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