In some attics, there are so many raccoons present that the dropping accumulation may be severe. The insulation has been trampled down. It’s not light and fluffy it’s matted, nasty and has been soaked with urine. The home’s thermal efficiency is just about zero. And the smell the raccoons have left will attract other animals for years to come.

It is recommended that the droppings be removed, due to the odor and biohazard threats that may be present.

Not only can other animals smell the odor of previous animals, attracting them and possibly causing new animal inhabitance, but also the raccoon waste may contain raccoon roundworm which is dangerous to people and domestic pets.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) out of Atlanta, Georgia has issued a report, dated January 10, 2002: “Raccoon feces can cause a fatal brain infection”.

People may put themselves at risk of a severe fatal infection by ingesting soil or other materials containing raccoon feces. Never touch or inhale raccoon feces, use rubber gloves and a respirator when working around raccoon feces.