How to keep raccoons away from your property
To many people, raccoons can appear very cute but they can be quite
destructive. This is the reason as to why a raccoon problem needs to
be handled as soon as it arises so as to avoid a bad situation. As
most people say, prevention is better than cure and making sure that
raccoons don’t get to your property is the best way to abate the
The raccoons have bush trails that are ringed and masked faces.
There is also the endearing trait of rinsing food and this is
actually what is so appealing about the animal. It is also very
intelligent but an animal none the less. When cornered, the raccoon
can actual bite and there is the possibility of disease and parasite
transmission. Raccoons can also cause a lot of damage to property
and home at large. If you notice this animal visiting your property,
you need to discourage it.
The animal is nocturnal and it prefers darkness as it hunts. You may
discourage it using lights as well as loud sounds. Porch lights may
not be enough but the motion activated floodlights may do the trick
by startling the animal which can be very stubborn. You an also set
a radio near the trash cans or other areas that the animal may
frequent. However, these may not offer a long-term solution. Wild
animals are not the ones that can be kept as pets in homes. These
are also not allowed to be entered in homes, attic, or any place
where the human are to move about. This is just because of the
threats and dangers which is caused by the wild animal’s presence.
Repellents, especially the simple ones can discourage the raccoon
but the very stubborn ones or a female with babies may not really
mind. If a female has babies, you can use eviction spray which is
made using male raccoon urine.
In nature, raccoons are omnivorous and they do it different types of
foods. The diet comprises of small mammals, a bird, eggs, fish,
amphibians, insects, worms, nuts and even fruits. If the raccoons
find out that they can find food very easily in your property, they
will most definitely come in. leaving your pet food outside will
definitely attract the animal and so will garbage that doesn’t have
locking lids. Bird feeders need to be cleaned daily or taken down at
When the situation is so bad, you may have to invest in an
electrified fence so as to discourage them.
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