Raccoons are notoriously mischievous, highly intelligent, and dexterous critters that are able to use their front paws to pry open lids and windows, causing serious property damage. Unfortunately, hungry raccoons often like to tip over trash cans and strew garbage around lawns in an effort to find their next meal. If nuisance raccoons are ransacking your property, the following raccoon removal tips may help.
Helpful Trash Tips to Get Rid of Raccoons
If you’re waking to find raccoons have scattered trash all over your yard, then try these helpful trash day tips:
Change Your Trash Day Routine
If you’re used to putting the trash out the night before trash day, consider taking it out the morning of pick-up instead. Raccoons are nocturnal and, therefore, most active at night. By rolling your cans out overnight, you’re practically ringing the dinner bell. Stop giving them the opportunity to get into your garbage and, instead, make time in the morning to put the trash out and save yourself a potential mess.
Properly Place Your Trash
Trash placement is key for keeping raccoons out of your garbage. If you keep your trash cans outside at all times rather than storing them inside, consider placing them in a protected area or securing them to your home to prevent tipping. Installing and aiming a motion-activated floodlight over your garbage bins can also help startle raccoons away.
Clean Your Cans
Cleanliness is crucial, especially if you store your garbage cans outdoors. It is important to regularly clean out and disinfect trash cans to keep their smells down. Not only does it make things more pleasant for you, but it also deters raccoon activity as it makes your property smell-less appetizing. Ammonia is an effective cleaner for cans, as raccoons find it highly offensive.
Get Help from the Pros
Raccoons can be incredibly difficult to handle, and when they get into your home, they present a significant danger to you and your family. Keeping the pests at bay through these methods is helpful, but it is no substitute for professional assistance. At Critter Control® of Orlando, we combine our years of experience and proper equipment training to ensure that your raccoon problems are resolved efficiently, humanely, and permanently.
Reliable Raccoon Removal and Prevention Services in Orlando
If nuisance raccoons are disturbing the trash and peace on your Central Florida property, rely on the wildlife experts at Critter Control® of Orlando. Our licensed and trained wildlife removal technicians will inspect your property to assess the severity of your raccoon problem, devise a proactive plan to remove the pests, and install safeguards to keep them from returning.
To schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate for our raccoon removal services, contact Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.