Your wildlife intruder is gone, but now what? It is vital that you take care of the fecal matter that they left behind before it infects you or your loved ones. Wildlife animals are not shy about leaving feces near where they were living, which can lead to health hazards, stains, and unfortunate odors. Learn more about the hazards of wildlife feces and why it's important not to handle them on your own.

Why Are Wildlife Droppings Dangerous?

Finding animal feces in your home is not only a major inconvenience, but it can also lead to health problems that should not be taken lightly. Many different types of pathogens can be present in the feces of wildlife.

  • Diseases like Salmonella and Histoplasmosis are transmitted through wildlife feces
    • Handling wildlife feces, especially dried feces, increases your risk of ingesting these spores
  • Ectoparasites like ticks and fleas can latch onto you once their wildlife host has been eradicated

To avoid these—and more—serious health concerns, call 216.342.2316 today.