Raccoon Roundworm in Richmond and Charlottesville | Raccoon Trapping, Control and Removal

Raccoon Roundworm

Baylisascaris procyonis (BP) – also known as Raccoon Roundworm is the common roundworm of raccoons in Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia. Adult BP live in the small intestine of this host, where they produce eggs that are passed in the feces. BP eggs ingested by hatch in the intestine, producing larvae that can migrate widely, causing serious intestinal, eye, or nerve damage. Cases of nerve damage in humans caused by BP likely acquired from raccoons have resulted in severe encephalitis with permanent deficits and in death. Although raccoons are the most common definitive host of BP in North America, some other carnivores, including domestic dogs, can serve as definitive hosts, making them a potential source of human disease. Less well-documented is infection in procyonids other than raccoons. Avoiding contact with feces from potentially infected animals and routine deworming of pets, including dogs and exotic species that might host this parasite, will prevent infection with BP. Our Wildlife Removal Technicians are trained to safely remove and dispose of the primary mechanism for transporting Raccoon Roundworm – the feces of raccoons. Raccoons create toilet areas in attics and other areas of your home. These piles of raccoon feces can pose a significant health risk to you and your family and should only be removed by professionals who are trained and equipped to address this problem. Raccoon feces in your home also contaminates insulation, damages sheet rock and produces unpleasant odors in your home.

We provide humane, fast and efficient trapping, control, exclusion and removal of all species of nuisance animal wildlife pests in Richmond and Charlottesville, VA. Some of the critters we remove include squirrels, raccoons, skunks, snakes, bats, birds, beavers, opossums, groundhogs, moles, voles, etc. Call Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 or visit us on the web at www.virginiaprofessionalwildliferemovalservices.com.