From raiding trashcans to destroying gardens, raccoons always find a way to cause trouble — even if they don’t mean to. They may look cute from afar but, when they start to cause problems near your home, they become more and more of a serious problem. Additionally, these troublemakers can be a threat to you and your family by potentially carrying bacteria, diseases, and insects. If you are looking for ways to stop the chaos these critters cause, check out these at-home solutions that’ll send raccoons running.
Keep It Natural
Cayenne pepper and hot sauce are natural ingredients that can steer raccoons away from your home. Combining the two to make a deterrent is effective and — equally as important — easy on your budget. Raccoons can’t stand the smell of this homemade repellent.
Keep It Simple
Although natural deterrents are an easy way to get rid of these pesky critters, they’ll only solve the problem halfway. For the best results, you should consider a long-term wildlife management plan that involves equal parts of professional assistance and personal input. On your own time, practice these daily activities to keep raccoons from coming back.
- Make sure your trashcan lids are secure.
- Keep your yard clean and litter-free.
- Put away your pet’s water and food bowls at night.
- Get rid of any tree branches that hang over your home.
Keep Raccoons Out
Do you need immediate help with a raccoon problem? The experienced wildlife removal technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando will remove pestering raccoons from your property and keep them from coming back by professionally securing your home with high-grade materials.