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It�s no myth, raccoons can and do carry rabies, and though most rabies fatalities come from bat bites, the number of people being treated for rabies from raccoon bites in the United States has been steadily increasing over the past 35 years. Since the mid-1970s, a new strain of raccoon rabies has been spreading across the eastern United States, and it shows no signs of stopping; some are even calling it a "re-emerging public health threat."

Raccoons are everywhere and can be aggressive. One undergraduate student at the University of Rochester in New York was bitten while on a library balcony, for instance, prompting school officials to release a wildlife alert. To best keep raccoons away from your home, keep garbage containers tightly closed and try adding a splash of ammonia to it (which raccoons don't like). Also, since raccoons prefer darkness, installing motion-activated outdoor lights could help deter them. Sometimes, however, even if all these preventive measures are taken racoons will still persist. AAPS can professionally releive you of this or any other pest problem you may incur.