pest-control-tampa-nuisance-20151001Raccoons are cute! But sometimes they can become a nuisance and a health risk when they inhabit human dwellings.


Raccoons may carry diseases that can be spread to people and pets. These diseases include the raccoon roundworm, leptospirosis and rabies. Raccoons can also cause serious scratch and bite injuries to people and pets.


Another health hazard is raccoon feces. Raccoons establish community latrines — sites where they repeatedly deposit fresh feces that are very likely to contain roundworm eggs that can be hazardous to human health. Once deposited in the environment, the eggs develop into the infectious worm in 2-4 weeks, and can survive in the soil for several years. If these infectious eggs are inadvertently swallowed by humans, the larvae (immature stage of worms) hatch out of the eggs and may move into the organs of the body causing serious disease. Young children are most at risk.


Raccoons are usually classified as a pest species due to their habits of living in human dwellings.

The most common complaints include the following:


  • Raccoons living in the attic
  • Raccoons living in the chimney
  • Tipping over garbage cans
  • Stealing pet food or bird seed
  • Sick, potentially rabid raccoon
  • Presence is alarming dogs/pets


For these reasons, many people wish to have this nuisance animal trapped and removed. At NaturZone we are licensed by the State of Florida to trap and remove raccoons. Our policy is to do trap and release in the most humane way possible. We also can provide exclusion services to prevent nuisance animals from entering your home or business.


Call us now toll free at 1-866-390-PEST (7378) or click here for a free no obligation quote.