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Control Rabid Raccoons In St Louis

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By Chuck Richardson

Raccoons are very smart animals.  They know where to find food, they know where to get into your home, and they can find a way into the hidden spaces in your home, living in your attic and crawlspaces.  This is especially bad during the winter months, when they seek shelter and will nest in your home, tearing up your insulation and walls.  This can also lead to physical problems.

An unfortunate elderly woman in Massachusetts is undergoing rabies shots after a rabid raccoon sauntered into her home, slept on her bed, and attacked her violently.

From NECN:

The raccoon, according to animal control, walked into the home on Hersey Street through a small cat door.

Hingham Animal Control Officer Leslie Badger says the raccoon then, "made it's [sic] way up onto the bed and then curled up and went to sleep."

"It got into bed, and she thought it was her cat and started petting it," said a neighbor who knows the victim well.

At that point, animal control says the raccoon attached itself to the woman's face and started to attack her.

Unfortunately, the woman was scratched and bitten by the raccoon pretty violently, and suffered wounds to her hands and face.  She is recovring at home, and has to undergo the extremely unpleasant series of rabies shots.  The raccoon was euthanized after testing positive for rabies.

This illustrates the danger in having these animals in the house.  If you hear scratching in the attic or other noises that aren't the usual noises of your home, visit today and call (314) 297-2210 or 636-387-2400 to schedule an appointment with a St. Louis Pest Control Expert.


Unwanted guests are always nuisances. Unwanted pests are downright bothersome. If you have animals invading your attic or critters crawling where they shouldn’t be, contact Richardson Pest Solutions. We are members of the National Pest Management Association, and have been a family-owned and family-operated business since 1972. Please contact us today for free inspections and estimates. We’re available Monday through Saturday and we’re ready to serve you. Certified Applicator License #10018


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