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Hackensack New Jersey Raccoon Control Situation: Hello, I do not know if you are strictly supposed to answer these types of questions. If that is the case I would appreciate a finger point in the right direction, I'm just asking anyone I can. My girlfriend suffers from often crippling OCD and is terrified of Raccoons. She is afraid there is an incurable disease that affects humans and causes brain damage that can be contacted by any form of contact with them (especially feces). Is there such a disease? If so where could I find more information? Thank you so much for your time, Alex
Hi David - Fascinating read about raccoon infestation in homes. My question is: how do I know who is a reputable cleaner for raccoon wastes in our walls (and potentially other places in the attic). After reading your article, I'm fearful of raccoon roundworm and other infectious diseases harming my family, even during the clean-up process. Opening the walls to remove the young (we do have a reputable and licensed animal nuisance person), opes up the wastes to contaminate our house (the 'coons are in my bedroom wall, behind the bed). We live in a rural area and you never know who you should trust when it comes to these things. I'll call Service Master today to see if they even deal with raccoon wastes and clean-up in our area. Do you have leads? Please help, distraught by raccoons, Donna
David, Unfortunately we are in Hackensack NJ and thus have no reference in your directory to use. Yesterday morning we heard a racoon fight in the attic and what sounded like a big male leave through the soffits. We had a professional come out and they found the hole where they got in (a section where the soffit meets another roof angle where it is easy for raccoons to anchor themselves and push up the soffit). They proposed setting a trap door on a wire mesh (16guage) that allows the racoon to leave but not re-enter. They also would reinforce the other such places on the roof to prevent re-entry at another location. Further they do some spray in the attic to deter them from re-entry. They had no interest in actually looking in the attic for a possible nest or babies and said that it is not possible at this time of year. Could we end up with dead babies rotting in our attic? Your insight would be greatly appreciated (and a reference for Guelph Canada if you have such a reference). Thanks, and all the best, Robert
If you wish to learn more, click on the How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the Attic home page. For raccoon control in Bergen County, New Jersey, call us at 201-328-0537, and ask to talk about raccoons in the attic in Hackensack, NJ.