Is New Haven skunk feces dangerous to touch or breathe?

Skunks are found all over North and South America. Their proclivity to scavenge has made them a pest to homeowners in urban as well as rural areas. They are known to knock over garbage bins and steal pet food. If scared they will spray humans and pets alike. The smell lingers and burns your eyes if you come into contact with the spray.

Identifying New Haven skunk feces
Skunk feces resembles cat feces. As skunks are omnivores, it will contain partly digested berries, worms and seeds. They are tubular in shape and will break apart when prodded. It has a smooth surface.

Is it dangerous for your health?
The feces and urine of Connecticut skunks can transmit diseases when they soak into the sand. Often kids get sick when they eat the sand that has been used as a toilet. The feces also release a fine dust that can make you sick if it is inhaled. Skunk feces contains numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans and animals. They include the following:
• equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
• Salmonella.
• Leptospirosis.
• Hepatitis.
• Canine distemper
• Baylisascaris
• Tapeworms and roundworms

How to get rid of skunks
The easiest way to ensure you are not in contact with contaminated New Haven skunk feces is to stay away from skunks. In order to do this, you need to make sure that they cannot enter your property. The best way to do this is to erect a fence around your property that they cannot penetrate.

How to get rid of skunk feces
It is important to get rid of Connecticut skunk feces as soon as you realize that it is there. Make sure to wear gloves if you are going to touch it. It would be a good idea to wear a mask that would protect you from breathing in the airborne bacteria. Put it in an airtight bag and close it well. Make sure to throw it somewhere where no one will come into contact with it. Skunk urine that has soaked into the sand can also make you ill. Especially with little children who eat sand.

What to do when you come into contact with skunk feces
If you have come into contact with New Haven skunk feces, immediately wash your hands. Make sure that you disinfect the area where it was found. Do not let your children or pets come into contact with it.

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