In the US, there are approximately five to seven thousand cases of rabies annually. Raccoons account for 35% of reported cases. Fortunately there has only been one documented case of rabies due to their bite, being fatal. In the late 1970’s, rabid raccoons were found in Virginia and West Virginia and soon spread to the adjoining states. An estimated fifty thousand cases of raccoon rabies were diagnosed. In 2003, Tennessee became the 20th state to have animals test positive. Household pets are even more susceptible and have a higher chance of direct contact.
When dealing with raccoons, it is best to call a trained professional to keep you and your family protected. The experts at Wildlife Prevention & Repair are here to eliminate your problem. We ensure the animals are trapped responsibly. Famous for the amount of damage they can cause, we will make the necessary repairs, and suggest a plan for exclusion. Our team is here to help with nuisance wildlife removal and offer 24-hour emergency service if needed. We offer raccoon removal services in Humboldt, Milan, Union City, and other surrounding areas.