Raccoons are smart and pesky creatures. You have either had your own garbage or your neighbors toppled down by raccoons, leaving a mess on your lawn. Now, imagine this type of mess inside your home.
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An even scarier thought for any home owner is that many raccoons will use your attic as a litter box. These problems are multiplied when as many as eight babies are born and raised just inches above your ceiling.
They have also been known to carry roundworm, which is transmitted to humans through ingestion and inhalation of eggs passed in their feces. They can also carry rabies. While preyed upon by foxes, bobcats, coyotes and owls, the common raccoon is more frequently killed by cars and disease. It can often be rabid without showing any outward symptoms of the viral disease. Due to the public's fascination with this native New Jersey animal, rabies has become an even greater a threat than it was previously. Not only can it carry (and spread) the rabies virus; the female can actually pass the virus to her unborn kits in utero.
To reduce your family's risk of infection and return your attic to it's proper condition, Call ALCO NJ Animal & Pest Control today at (973)-540-9944 or (201)-261-7566 for same-day pest control and raccoon removal in Hudson County services.