Distemper/Rabid Raccoon Removal

Distemper/Rabid Raccoon Removal

Raccoons can acquire canine distemper, a viral disease that infects foxes, coyotes, skunks, and unvaccinated dogs. The disease does not affect humans.
The disease is more likely to occur when raccoon populations are large or concentrated.

The disease is spread when animals have direct contact with body fluids or droppings from an infected animal. Distemper is always present in the environment, so the best prevention for dogs is to make sure they are vaccinated. Contact your vet to make sure your dog’s shots are current.  

Quick Catch offers Distemper Raccoon removal services to Jacksonville and surrounding North Florida areas including, Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Baker, Putnam, and Nassau counties.

Distemper Raccoon Removal Services:

  • Distemper Raccoon Removal
  • Humane Disposal Process to Prevent Spread of Disease

Symptoms to Detect a Distemper Raccoon

  • Discharge from the nose and eyes
  • Rough coat of hair
  • Emaciated appearance
  • Disorientation or wandering aimlessly (stumbling as if it were drunk)

The animals’ symptoms become progressively worse and the disease is usually fatal. Distemper is not the same disease as rabies, although some symptoms are similar. Keep children and pets away from sick raccoons. As the disease progresses, the animal may appear calm, but can become aggressive if approached too closely.
Sick raccoons may pass through your yard and move on. If a raccoon dies in your yard you will want to hire a professional for proper disposal so the disease is not spread.

How long will the process take to remove a Distemper Raccoon?

Quick Catch has a technician on call 24-7 for immediate dispatch for any emergency animal situation.  Distemper Raccoons are nothing to play around with and should be removed immediately by a professional wildlife professional.  

If you live in Jacksonville or a surrounding North Florida area and

  • Suspect a distemper or rabid raccoon near your home or business
  • Know that you have a distemper or rabid raccoon problem
  • OR need a dead raccoon removed and disposed that was infected with distemper or rabies

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