Raccoons are smart animals, and just like us, they normally set aside a specific location in areas they have invaded as community latrines. At these sites, they will repeatedly deposit fresh feces on top of old feces. At the end of it all, the site will have piles of raccoon droppings of different ages.

It’s important to note that fresh raccoon droppings are usually tubular in shape, with the same diameter as a nickel and with blunt ends. Fresh feces will be dark in color; however, this largely depends on the animal’s diet. Over time, the droppings will continue to change as it dries up, almost looking like debris or dried up leaves.

So why would you want to clean up raccoon droppings?

Well, raccoon droppings are a nuisance, this is because they not only stain your structures but also cause damage. Raccoon droppings have also been discovered to harbor dangerous parasites that can be transmitted to humans on contacts such as the Baylisascaris procyonis or roundworm.

What should I do when I spot a raccoon latrine in my property?

In case you bump into a raccoon latrine in your property, cleaning the area might help prevent any possible infection. It is important to note that newly deposited eggs are not infectious and will normally take about 2-4 weeks before they are fully infective. Promptly removing and destroying raccoon feces will help reduce the risk of exposure and any possible infection.

Cleaning raccoon feces in your property

The amount of damage that you expect to find after eviction normally depends on the time raccoons spent in your structures. The longer they have been in your structures, the worse the damage. In some cases, if the invasion was spotted quickly, only spot treatments and minor repair might be needed.

What do you need to clean up raccoon feces?

Things to note when cleaning raccoon feces

Now that you have understood that having a raccoon latrine in your property is harmful, you need to understand how to safely clean up raccoon feces to avoid contracting any diseases. Its important to note that the cleaning process is different depending on where the raccoon feces are situated.

Cleaning raccoon latrine

Raccoons often seem like cute creatures, don’t be fooled, they could cause more havoc and destruction than anticipated. If you notice raccoons climbing up your attic or in your structures its important that you contact your local wildlife removal company. Getting rid of raccoons involves more than just cleaning up their droppings, they have the capability of causing damages that could spiral into tens of thousands of dollars.