What Does Raccoon Scat Look Like?

Raccoon scat on roofRaccoon droppings are cylindrical in shape, have rounded or broken ends, and are typically dark in color, though coloration varies depending on what the animal has recently eaten. Raccoon scat is likely to contain berries, as they are a favorite food source. 

Signs of Infestation

Raccoons are notorious throughout the United States as nocturnal mischief-makers that plunder garbage cans looking for an easy meal. When they are living in residential areas, raccoons will create latrine sites separate from their den, and finding one of these scat sites is an indication of a nearby infestation. They will often return to these locations, which are frequently found atop roofs, in attics, wood piles, haylofts, and on or under decks. If you suspect a raccoon has taken up residence on your San Jose property, Contact Us for professional removal!

Hazards of Raccoon Feces

Raccoon feces in insulationExtreme caution is necessary when cleaning up after raccoons, as their stool can contain thousands of roundworm eggs. Humans and domestic pets contract roundworm through ingestion (or even inhalation of the eggs) and infection can lead to larval parasites, which harm the central nervous system. Due to these dangers, individuals should always wear disposable gloves, shoe coverings, and respirators when attempting to clean latrines without professional assistance.

Professional Help is Recommended

Given the dangers associated with handling or being around raccoon feces, individuals are strongly advised to contact a trained wildlife specialist to remove pest raccoons and clean up scat and urine. Critter Control technicians possess the training and equipment to safely remove raccoons and leave your home safely cleaned and sanitized.

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