Should I Ever Poison a Raccoon?

Poisoning is one of often looked after methods to kill a Suffolk County raccoon. Raccoons are unpleasant pests and we do try different methods to get them away from our home, but poisoning shouldn't be one of methods to try out.

First of all, we must mention that right now, there is no approved raccoon poison on the market. This is so probably because Suffolk County raccoons move a lot, being both inside and outside, so there is no safe way to poison a raccoon without posing a significant danger for other animals to get in touch with that poison and get poisoned as well. Basically, if you put any kind of poison somewhere in your yard or in home, it could easily get consumed by a pet or other animal and you will make much more damage than you wanted. Plus, poison is a terrible way to die. It is painful and long death and we are sure that you are not looking for such solution to end New York raccoon infestation.

What types of poison people use?
With being said that we don't approve poisoning Suffolk County raccoons, here are some poisoning methods used by people. Antifreeze-people put out antifreeze for raccoons to consume it. If animal does consume it, it will kill it, because antifreeze can kill all New York mammals, including people. Antifreeze destroys kidneys so body isn't able to get rid of toxins, which accumulate in body and cause failure of all body systems, one after all. Because there are so much toxins in body and bodily systems don't function, body goes into state of toxic shock and symptoms that follow are vomiting, seizures, brain damage and extreme pain.

Because antifreeze is sweet and doesn't have unpleasant smell, there is a high risk that domestic Suffolk County animals or even children could drink it and consequences could be terrible. Warfarin is ingredient in rodent poisons and should be avoided at all costs to poison a raccoon. We say this because raccoons move around a lot, and if you kill a raccoon with warfarin it can go and die outside, in the woods, where some wild New York animal could eat it and get poisoned as well and this means spreading of poison like a wildfire.

This is one of the most important reasons why there is no approved poison for Suffolk County raccoons-this could cause significant risk and danger for eco-system in general, not just for one raccoon. We are sure that you don't want to cause such all-encompassing danger in your effort to kill raccoon that is nuisance in your home. Once again, poisoning is a terrible way to die, even if it happens in your home where no other New York animal will not be in danger.

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