Raccoons are classified as a pest species because of their ability to adapt easily to human-dominated landscapes, which in turn contributes to their expansion in numbers and range and the need for raccoon pest control. Here are some tips on how to keep raccoons away.
- Press the lid securely in place on all garbage cans. Secure the lids to the garbage cans with rope or sturdy cords. Most raccoons invade human space when they are looking for food. If the food supply is easier to obtain elsewhere, they are more likely to leave your property alone.
- Install motion sensor activated outdoor lighting near any site of suspected raccoon activity. As nocturnal animals, raccoons do not like bright light and will avoid it when possible.
- Spray a small amount of ammonia in and around all garbage cans. Raccoons don't like the smell and will be discouraged from digging around in your trash.
- Remove all pet food from accessible outdoor locations by sundown.
- Remove all sources of water, with the exception of water that is necessary for pets by sundown
If you have a raccoon problem, Schedule a pest inspection today!