If you are a home-buyer, you realize how important protecting your investment can be. Keeping the proper insurance, maintaining the home, and engaging in preventative measure to avoid household pests are all important. If you live in an area with a large raccoon population, then you should consider guarding against raccoons as well.
Practical and natural raccoon deterrents are not as difficult to find as you might think. Raccoon traps, limiting access to food, water deterrents, and predator urine are all viable methods of removing a potential raccoon problem near your home.
Methods to deter raccoons
Although there are many methods to get raccoons to stay away, they all have their advantages and disadvantages.
The first method that many use would be in setting an appropriate raccoon trap. However, this practice is not something to take lightly. There are very stringent laws in place in different regions within the United States about trapping a wild animal, including a raccoon. First of all, you will need to ensure that the animal is not harmed when it is in the trap, and above all else do not kill the raccoon. The “catch and release” law is in effect. Finally, make sure that you release the animal at least ten miles away from your dwelling.
II. Denying them access to trash
Raccoons will only go where food is present, so the most common sense method of raccoon deterrence is simply to cut off their food supply. Your trash needs to be sealed tightly. Bringing in dog food dishes at night will help to keep raccoons at bay as well.
III. Utilizing their natural predators
One way that people use is to utilize coyote urine in order to drive them away. Unfortunately, this method can be expensive and will only be effective for a short time.
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