What kind of parasites do raccoons carry?
Fleas, ticks, and lice are common ectoparasites of raccoons. Roundworms are common internal parasites.
If left alone and not approached, raccoons are not dangerous., They try to avoid confrontations with humans and will usually retreat up a tree. However, they can and will bite and claw if they feel threatened. They can also carry a number of parasites and diseases that can be transmitted to humans who try to get too close.
Raccoons will get into trash bins searching for food. They will eat pet food left outside for dogs and cats. They eat our garden and farm produce. They search for shelter under our homes or in our attics and sometimes do great damage is doing so. They tear up out lawns and gardens when searching for grubs and earthworms. They can carry dangerous diseases and parasites
What to do when raccoons get too friendly like running up standing on your shoes and getting ready to climb your pant to see what you have in your hands?
Stop feeding wild raccoons, you are asking for trouble. In many locations it is illegal. When animals start depending on humans for food they stop foraging for their normal foods and become pests and can become vicious and destructive. They can also carry a number of diseases and parasites that can be dangerous to humans.
Raccoons are considered pests by most humans.1.) They get into trash and can scatter it all over the yard. 2.) They eat pet food left outdoors. 3.) They tear up lawns by digging for grubs and worms. 4.) They may tear up a roof trying to get into an attic to use as a den. 5.) They eat a lot of fruit and vegetables fro gardens and are especially fond of sweet corn. 6.) Raccoons…