Hello all, I was hoping to get some straight answers from people who have been handling animals for many years. How safe is -too- safe? What I mean is, recently the number of animals I have been processing has really picked up and I want to be sure I'm doing everything right when it comes to protecting myself from any creepy crawlies they may have. Right now, I wear protective eye wear, nitrile gloves, bags over my shoes, and a military rain-coat while skinning/fleshing. I process my animals in the garage and hose/mop out the garage with dawn dish soap after each batch. All of our animals are frozen solid when they arrive, and get a spritz of Raid while in a garbage bag to kill fleas. Should I be doing more, such as tossing down bleach or ammonia? After washing a hide clean of blood in Dawn how safe is it to handle? Also, how much of a threat are raccoon roundworms? I handle raccoons often and typically wash them before and after skinning. We've also asked our supplier to hose them off before freezing them for us. And finally, what should I do to protect myself from rabies and/or what situation would warrant a trip to the hospital? I'm very careful when I skin and have only nicked myself while skinning out a fresh wild turkey. Thank you for your time! The idea of not being safe enough because of inexperience makes my skin itch, haha!