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How do I clean raccoon poop on my property?

Raccoons may establish a toilet or “latrine” site in backyards. Raccoons are not carriers of rabies in B.C., but their poop may contain raccoon roundworm eggs that can be dangerous to people and pets. Try using motion-sensor lights or sprinklers to prevent raccoons from using your backyard as a toilet.

Clean up the feces using a 10% bleach solution. Avoid direct contact with the feces, and wear gloves and a face mask for protection.

If you need help getting a raccoon out of your house, call an AnimalKind company.

For more information on managing raccoons, read or print our best practices (PDF).

Cute wild raccoon sitting against tree trunk eating seeds
Photo credit: Martin Smart