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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 situation.

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 night fall.

When the situation is so bad, you may have to invest in an electrified fence so as to discourage them.

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