Raccoons are nocturnal critters. They are generally black in color, and possess a dark tail with rings. They weigh approximately 10 to 20 lbs. They generally live in woods, in barns, chimneys or even your loft. They are opportunistic feeders, and so may be a real annoyance. Raccoons are omnivores, so they feed on meat and vegetables. There are various techniques which can help you get rid of raccoons:
Fencing can help exclude the raccoons from the property to try it, establish a two-wire electrical fence that’s linked to a DC battery. Also be certain that you put on a temporary chimney cap. Because raccoons are nocturnal, they won’t be able to obtain access to a chimney when you’re asleep. Raccoons are often attracted by the smell of your garbage. You might even set a brick on top of the trashcan to be certain that the raccoon doesn’t knock it over. Make sure you double bag foods which have extreme odor like fish, poultry, etc.. Most pests possess an intense sense of smell, and they’ll be attracted to the garbage. You can also spray the garbage using a scent to disguise the odor of meat.
When you go to sleep, clean up your dining area and kitchen sink. For those who own a backyard, don’t leave any food thats dropped on the floor. This will definitely attract animals. Additionally rake all leaves on your yard, and keep a really tidy atmosphere. In case you have poultry on your property, be sure they’re securely wrapped up at night.
Deter raccoons from accessing your premises. You can use sprinklers, alarms as well as mild sounds to scare them off. This, however, isn’t a permanent alternative. Another fantastic scare tactic is dogs. If your pet is well trained, then it’ll always chase off animals.
This is the most common solution. Baiting the raccoon with meals and trapping it in a crate or a box. But some states have strong regulations on trapping.
It is also quite dangerous to take care of raccoons on your own. You may even get leptospirosis from the raccoon feces. Another issue with this is that they’re wild animals. A raccoon could choose to become defensive and hurt you.
Local Exterminators can usually provide you with trapping assistance.
The Wildlife Control team will take care of the animals more efficiently and with no legal repercussion.