If raccoon feces are present within your attic space it is very important that you understand how dangerous the feces can be to you and your family. Raccoon feces should be treated as hazardous waste, the feces can carry several diseases that are potentially serious. Rabies and distemper are sometimes an issue, but they are rare. A much more dangerous disease that raccoon feces contain is a parasite called Baylisascaris Procyonis (Raccoon Roundworm).
This is a type of roundworm that can infect humans and if transferred to children, or the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems, infection with this roundworm can even be fatal. Symptoms vary depending on the number of eggs ingested and what part of the body is affected. Contact can cause serious disease and symptoms including nausea, tiredness, liver enlargement, loss of coordination and muscle control, coma, brain damage, and blindness.
Once a raccoon deficates in your living space you are at high risk. Millions of this parasite’s eggs are present in the droppings and the microscopic eggs that are the infective stage can live in the feces for years, up to 10 years or more. We have the appropriate equipment and the training to decontaminate your attic space safely and effectively. We remove all feces as well as damaged insulation, deoderize and dissinfect, and replace new fresh insulation.