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NJ, NYC Raccoons Catching the Flu?

Perhaps some of the NJ and NYC raccoons living in sewer systems and other hiding places might be dealing with the flu while going through garbage cans. By experiments scientists have discovered that raccoons can actually get the flu. They can spread human types of influenza but probably not to people they encounter. 

One of the major concerns of scientists studying raccoons is that they can become infected with bird and human type flu viruses. In theory, they could have bird and a human flu virus at the same time which could create a new type of virus that is new to humans and could create a widespread disease or perhaps a pandemic.

These are scientific theories but raccoons have been living with humans for a long time in cities all over the country and so far it doesn’t seem that a powerful raccoon hybrid virus has been created.  If someone wants to sell you a pill For $300 to prevent a hybrid raccoon virus  from evaporating  your skin I suggest  it’s probably prudent not to acquire the pill.

If you are having problems with raccoons or other types of wildlife call a NJ, NYC wildlife control professional.

NJ, NYC Raccoons – Beware of Diseases

NJ and NYC raccoons can cause infectious, parasitic as well as nutritional diseases in humans and pets. It ‘s not a  good idea for NJ and NYC residents to leave food out to feed the raccoons because it results in a large amount of raccoons living in urban areas. You may not be aware of how many raccoons are enjoying your treats and cat food and it might be more than the two you have spotted.

Urban raccoons can carry the dreaded Baylisascaris procyonis, which is a roundworm parasite. The parasites don’t harm the raccoons but they shed the parasite eggs in their fecal matter and other animals and humans can become infected with the terrible parasites.

Raccoons can actually shed millions of the parasite eggs each day and they tend to pile them up in the same area because they have their particular raccoon latrine which can be in your NJ, NYC backyard. The parasite eggs can contaminate the soil in your yard or water and can survive for months or perhaps years. NJ and NYC residents and pets acquiring Baylisascaris can get a debilitating disease. 

Let a NJ, NYC wildlife control professional take care of your raccoon and other wildlife problems.