Frequently Asked Questions
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Badgers often make latrines (faeces deposited in a small, dug out hole) to mark the boundaries of their territories. Although the risk of disease from badger faeces is considered to be low and of no greater risk than contact with the faeces of any other animal, it is advisable to remove or bury the faeces when they are laid in a garden, especially if the area is used by young children. If handling faeces, basic hygiene procedures, such as wearing rubber gloves and washing hands afterwards should be followed. There are no longer any approved chemical repellents to specifically deter badgers.
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