I think theres at least one raccoon in attic. What are the chances it or they are rabid?

On two separate nights the ceiling tile fell through. I've read that happens when they urinate continuously in same spot and it eventually gives out, maybe even when they're walking on it. I have 2 cats and 2 kittens left from their litter. I also have 2 kids.. what are the chances they're rabid? The landlord isnt in any big hurry to come and check.

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  • 3 months ago

    Almost no chance the raccoon or whatever is rabid.

    If there were rabies in your town, it would be on the news. If you are in doubt, call the local animal control or your local veterinarian and ask whether there is rabies in town.

  • 3 months ago

    Rabid animals die within 10 days. They can't eat or drink since the virus freezes their throat muscles.

    If it's in your attic it's living there as a place of safety. Our city recommends putting a loud radio in the attic and turning it on to let the noise disturb them enough to go away.

    • Joshua3 months agoReport

      Yeah, they die quickly once symptoms start. You can almost bet that a raccoon will bite and scratch before symptoms start if it feels threatened. A rabid animal can pass on the virus before symptoms have started.

  • 3 months ago

    While raccoons are number one on the vector list, the risk is actually quite small.

    A bigger problem is they are destructive and don't use a litter box to potty unless tamed and trained.

    That urine soaks in an smells offensive as can the feces, that can even promote other biohazard.

    Local wildlife will trap and relocate raccoons at request, your county health department can tell of possible rabies cases in your county.

  • J C
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Raccoons are one of the most common animals that are rabid - but it is still a small chance. They are very destructive and will cause a lot of damage in your house, and if they fall through the ceiling into your living area, you are going to have a scared and angry wild animal with sharp teeth and claws loose in your apartment. Yes, they are peeing in there. Get the landlord to take this seriously, and "help" him out by providing the names and phone numbers of pest companies who will trap them. If they do get in the house and bite someone, then you have a lawsuit you can file against the landlord. Document the times of your conversations - get them in an email or text if possible. You will have a problem when one drops through the ceiling and panics. Raccoons are not inherently aggressive, but a scared one can be nasty. Don't attempt to touch one, just get out and go immediately to your landlord and demand action. You can also call the health bureau where you live and see what the laws are about things like this. They may be able to call your landlord and force action based on that as they are considered a health threat when indoors.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    So call animal controll!

    • Joshua3 months agoReport

      It was the middle of the night when this question was adked.. dont be rude. If you feel the need to be rude, why not just pass the question without comment? Your mother ever say "if you cant say something nicely, dont say it at all"?

  • 3 months ago

    Call animal control or the city code enforcement.

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