How To Get Rid Of Raccoons And Keep Them Away

12 September 2022
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Raccoons are a pest that is usually found in the wild, but you may spot them in more urban areas as well. These pests may be found lurking in the night looking for food. You may spot them during the day as well, but they are usually found foraging at night. They may be trolling your garden, yard, or your garbage cans looking for food and, on rare occasions, may be trying to get into your home for food and a nice place to get cozy. If you have a problem with raccoons in your area, or in your own yard/home, there are a few things you may be able to do to get rid of them. Read on for helpful information.

Cover Your Trash Cans

Your trash cans and bins should be in a secure location and covered. The trash inside should be inside sealed plastic garbage bags to hold in the odors that may attract these and other pests to your yard and home. Make sure the covers on your trash cans are on tightly and try not to over-fill them so the lid stays on securely. If you overflow your trash bins, you may be asking for a visit from these or other pests.

Trim Your Trees And Clear Your Yard

These pests are usually found out in the wild, so if your home appears to look like the wilderness, they may be more attracted to your yard, as they can hide easily in your tall grass, or get up into a tree for an easy hike up into your home. If you have an overgrown yard, you need to trim the lawn and trim back all trees. Low-hanging branches in particular need to be trimmed and kept away from your home. You should also clean your yard to remove excess debris that may help to house these or other pests. Piles of wood, or yard debris such as sticks/branches, compost, and other debris should all be cleared out as well.

Set Out Decoys

You may be able to use decoys to keep these pests at bay as well. Set out a decoy such as an owl, hawk, or coyote decoy and move it around your yard frequently to prevent these pests from coming around. A motion-detecting sprinkler system may also help deter these small bandits from invading your yard any longer as well.

If you have an issue with raccoons in your yard or in your neighborhood and they are wreaking havoc, it may be time to call in a professional raccoon removal company for assistance.