Dangerous Diseases Caused by Raccoons


Raccoons are susceptible to a large number of different infectious agents including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Several of these infectious diseases are zoonotic. Veterinarians are faced with the diagnosis and treatment of wildlife including raccoons and need to be able to make the correct diagnosis as well as educate clients on the potential hazards associated with exposure to raccoons. An expert can help you in Rochester Hills Michigan raccoon removal without causing any dangerous risks, for more information call us today!

What is Leptospirosis?

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Leptospirosis is a common bacterial disease in raccoons caused by a number of different species of Leptospira. Trans­mission is thought to occur via urine contamination   of   feed   and   water. Antemortem diagnosis is based upon serology and dark field examination of urine. Histopathologic examination and fluorescent antibody testing of liver and kidney are two postmortem procedures that  can be done to help further aid the diagnosis of leptospirosis. Other natural bacterial infections reported in raccoons are listeriosis,yersiniosis,pasteurellosis, and tularemia.  

Also read: How to keep raccoons away from your home?


We know that these are trying times. People are scared and confused. We want all of our customers to know, that we are here for you. As exterminators, our services are considered essential by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as WORKERS ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE.

With this in mind, we know that it is crucial to take every step possible to keep contact to a minimum and reduce and possibility to exposure to our customers and our employees. Because of this we have taken ADDITIONAL measures to reduce any risks.

I haven’t heard that noise before?

With the influx of families staying home, we have had a spike in homeowners hearing running and chewing in their attic that may have went unnoticed with the normal everyday hustle and bustle of daily life. Rest assured you have found the right company, even amongst this crisis, to handle any nuisance wildlife issue.

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A lot of our work can be done from the exterior of your home? We can fully assess and seal up most homes from the outside without ever entering your house! You can also pay with a credit card over the phone. This allows you to have our full range of services done, while maintaining proper social distancing.

So please don’t hesitate. Call us now to set up an appointment. You can know that you have the most capable wildlife removal team at your disposal and that we are ready no matter what to rid you of those critters!