4 Common Diseases Spread by Raccoons and why you need Jim's All Natural Animal Repellent!

Raccoons may look cute, but they can often be aggressive, and can spread diseases through biting, scratching and their waste.  These diseases are not only a danger to humans, but to pets as well.  Here are 4 of the most common diseases spread by Raccoons:

1.  Raccoon Roundworm - Raccoons excrete Roundworm Eggs through their feces.  Since these eggs are very light, they can easily become airborne and inhaled by pets and humans.  Raccoon Roundworm is very dangerous and if left untreated can affect the Central Nervous System and all major organs including the brain.  Severe consequences of Raccoon Roundworm include blindness, coma and death.  Symptoms of being infected with Raccoon Roundworm include:

-  Tiredness/Lethargy 

-  Loss of Muscle Control

-  Lack of Coordination 

-  Vision Impairment

-  Coma


2.  Leptospirosis - This is a Bacterial Infection that Raccoons can spread through their Urine or Feces.  If a human or animal comes into contact with Raccoon Urine or Feces, they can contract Leptospirosis.  Symptoms of this disease include:

-  Nausea/Vomiting

-  Diarrhea 

-  Severe Head and Muscle Aches

-  High Fever

-  Anemia

-  Meningitis

-  Kidney/Liver Failure 


3.  Salmonella - This is an Infection that Raccoons can carry and spread in their Feces.  Humans can inadvertently contract Salmonella by unknowingly coming into contact with a contaminated area and transferring these germs to their mouth.  As Salmonella can remain dormant for long periods of time, the threat of Salmonella can remain long after you have driven raccoons away from your home.  Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning include:

-  High Fever

-  Severe Diarrhea

-  Nausea

-  Abdominal Pain


4.  Rabies - This is a Viral Disease that is carried by several types of Animals including Raccoons.  Rabies can be fatal if left untreated, which is why it is best to avoid any contact with Raccoons.  Signs that a Raccoon may be infected with Rabies include:

-  Stumbling, as if they were intoxicated

-  Frothing/Foaming at the mouth

-  Violent/Aggressive behavior

-  Lack of fear of Humans

-  Attacking Pets or even inanimate objects


Since minimizing contact, and keeping Raccoons away from your property is the best way to avoid contracting any of these diseases, we recommend protecting your home and perimeter of your property with Jim's All Natural Animal Repellent, which is an ALL NATURAL and CHEMICAL FREE way to keep Raccoons and other Nuisance Animals away.  

1 comment

  • Heather

    Great info! Thanks for sharing.

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