How to Prevent Raccoons from Entering Your Home
21 Apr 2017 Creature Catcher's 0
Raccoons seem quite appealing due to their adorable bushy tails and bandit masked faces but they can actually cause a lot of harm to your property. They’ll bite you when cornered and they can spread rabies which is going to send you straight to the hospital.
Add Bright Lights
Since raccoons are mostly nocturnal animals, they prefer to hunt for food at night. You can discourage the raccoons from entering your yard by using bright lights and loud sounds. However, a porch light won’t do the trick. Instead, use a motion-activated floodlight around the property to scare the raccoons away. Raccoons also hate being near humans so leave a radio on near the trash cans and set it to a talk station – don’t forget to keep the volume on high!
Raccoons will stay away from mothballs, ammonia, human hair and bleach but this is no match for a female and her cubs. Try raccoon eviction spray if you notice a mother raccoon and her cubs nesting near your home.
A standard fence is not going to keep raccoons out of your yard, unfortunately. If you’re trying to keep them away from your vegetable garden, home orchard or yard, your best bet is to invest in an electric fence. Just keep the fence active during the raccoon’s hunting period of dusk to dawn. If you notice raccoons climbing roofs or tree trunks to find food at your home, wrap the roof or trees in electric wire.