How Can I Prevent a Raccoon Attack?
6 Oct 2017 Creature Catcher's 0
Raccoons are highly unpredictable and those that suffer from rabies are quite volatile. If you attempt to approach a raccoon that is rabid, even if you are being gentle and quiet, it could still attack. The raccoon will bite or scratch their victims mostly out of confusion or they are afraid. It’s also important to keep in mind that raccoons can still attack people when they are not infected.
In order to sufficiently prevent raccoons from entering your property and attacking, follow the tips listed below.
- Keep your garden clean. This means removing fallen fruits & vegetables.
- Store trash cans in the garage if you can. Make sure the trash cans are sealed fully.
- Do not leave dog food outside as raccoons love both dog and cat food.
- If a raccoon comes toward you, stand up tall, shout, or wave your hands. If the raccoon still approaches, spray some water on it.
- Never feed raccoons or they will just come back.
- Keep your pets indoors at night if there isn’t a secure area.
- Do not place pet food near the pet door and make sure the pet door is locked at night.
- Clean up your barbecue area right after cooking so any remaining food scraps aren’t out in the open.
If a raccoon has recently intruded into your home, it’s best to call the professionals at Creature Catchers. Our wildlife removal team has years of experience removing raccoons from numerous homes in the Greater Boston Area.