Raccoons Are nocturnal critters. They are usually black in color, and possess a black tail with rings. They weigh around 10 to 20 lbs. They generally live in forests, in barns, chimneys or even your attic. If you live near woods, it is very likely that a raccoon will one day knock over your trash can looking food. They are opportunistic feeders, and so may be a real annoyance. Raccoons are omnivorous, so they feed on anything. There are various methods which will help you get rid of raccoons:
Fencing can help exclude the Raccoons from your property to do this, establish a two-wire electrical fence that’s linked to a DC battery. Also make certain that you install a temporary chimney cap. Since raccoons are nocturnal, they will not be able to gain access to a chimney when you are asleep. Raccoons are usually attracted by the smell of your trash. You might also put a rock on top of the trashcan to be sure that the raccoon doesn’t knock it over. As an alternative, you could put the garbage in containers sealed with bungee cords. Definitely double bag foods which have intense odor such as meat, fish, etc.. Most pests have an intense sense of smell, and they’ll be attracted to your garbage. You may also spray the garbage with a scent spray to disguise the smell of meat.
When you go to sleep clean up your dining area and kitchen sink. If you own a garden, don’t leave any fruits lying on the ground. This will definitely attract critters. Additionally rake all leaves on your lawn, and keep a very neat area. Also be certain that you lock up any pet food or bird feed. In case you have chickens in your yard, be sure they’re securely locked up at night.
There are many tactics which may deter raccoons from getting into your yard. You could use sprinklers, alarms bells or even mild to scare them away. This, however, is not a permanent solution. Another good scare tactic is dogs. If your dog is well trained, it’ll always chase away critters.
This Is the preferred strategy. The most common is attracting the raccoon with meals and trapping it in a crate or a box. But some states have very strong regulations on trapping. If the state doesn’t permit this, you could be prosecuted for violating animal rights!
It Is also quite dangerous to take care of raccoons face to face. They might be carrying germs, roundworms or rabies. You may even get leptospirosis from the raccoon feces. Another problem with this is that they are wild animals. A raccoon could choose to become defensive and hurt you.
This is the safest method. The Pest Control team will deal with the critters more efficiently and without legal repercussion.