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First thing’s first: relocation is NOT humane. Indisputably proven by science, when you relocate a raccoon (or similar species) outside of its home range, you are most likely not only breaking up a family, but statistically, you are also condemning that animal to death. Knowing this, if removal is absolutely necessary, then we might as well just dispatch on site.

It is unfortunate that relocation is the industry-standard response to families of raccoons foraging for grubs in lawns, regardless of how disrupting and damaging they are. We understand that this can be a difficult situation, but raccoons are here to stay, so we have to start doing this differently.

Humane Solutions has instant and permanent removal services for raccoons accessing structures, and a variety of services for managing raccoons that happen to make themselves a nuisance outside.

Structural Exclusion (Pest-Proofing)

The obvious next step following removal, is ensuring the raccoons cannot regain entry. This is important, because they will try the same night. Often, we can remove your raccoons and exclude the access points on your structure in one efficient service.

Live-Trapping

Whether we will trap at all is determined on a case-by-case basis, light property damage does not justify relocating wildlife. When live-trapping is necessary, we have techniques and procedures to ensure the raccoons are caught quickly, humanely, and discretely.

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Raccoons can pose a serious health risk.

Rabies is a preventable viral disease typically transmitted amongst mammals through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes.

The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing brain disease & death. The earliest symptoms of rabies in humans are similar to many other illnesses, including fever, headache, and general weakness. As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear such as insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation (increase in saliva), difficulty swallowing and hydrophobia (fear of water). Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms.

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Studies indicate that raccoons are known carriers of Salmonella, and may transmit this bacteria to humans living in close proximity.

Salmonella is estimated to cause one-million foodborne illnesses in the United States every year, including 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. Most humans infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

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Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that may be transmitted between humans and animals, such as raccoons.

In humans, Leptospirosis can cause a wide range of symptoms that may be mistaken for other diseases. Conversely, some infected persons may exhibit no symptoms at all. Without treatment, though, Leptospirosis may lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain & spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress and even death.

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Although the Baylisascaris roundworm is typically found in raccoons, it may be transmitted to humans, dogs and a variety of other animals. This parasite is typically transmitted when Baylisascaris eggs pass through feces into soil, then are ingested by the host.

Human infections are rare, but young children are most often infected. Once ingested, Baylisascaris may travel to any one or several organs in the body. In the eye (ocular larva migrans), this parasite may cause blindness; in the intestinal organs (visceral larva migrans), Baylisascaris spreads easily throughout the rest of the body; in the brain (neural larva migrans), death may occur.

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Humane Solutions acknowledges and respects the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) and Coast Salish people on which we live and work.