For so many of you seeing a raccoon is normal but back home I have never seen one and not sure what I should do next !
I started googling and reading about raccoons and let me share what I found so far.
Why you should not just live while you know that a raccoon is your neighbor!
- A rodent with dangerous diseases
They carry so many diseases like rabies and roundworms, since they have claws and could also bite they can transfer diseases to humans easily.
If a raccoon has roundworms the eggs will be in it's feces and can be transferred to you through even inhaling!
- Do they attack humans?
It's very rare but you don't want to risk it, especially that I have a kid and i am not going to take any chances. Also, they do attack and sometimes kill cats and small dogs.
- Property damage
It can damage your property and plants. I was planning to grow some tomatoes and stuff but now i won't until i find a solution to get rid of it.
How to Get Rid of a Raccoon "below picture is based on true story!"
- Don't make them feel that they are welcome !
Clean your trash, don't leave any food...etc
For me if i decided to trap it, i am going to ask for professional help, am not going to do it on my own.
I found online some sprays and liquids that they work as a repellent, this is the first thing i am going to try and also i am going to discuss it with my neighbors to see if i am the only one with this phobia !