Finding Raccoons on Your Property

Raccoons are nocturnal critters. They are usually black in color, and have a dark tail with rings. They weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds. They usually reside in forests, barns, chimneys, or even your attic. If you live near a forest, it is likely that a raccoon will one day knock over your trashcan looking a food resource. They are opportunistic feeders, and so may be a real annoyance. Raccoons are omnivorous, so they feed on poultry and vegetables. There are various methods which will help you get rid of raccoons:

Fencing

Raccoon, Animals, Zoo Fencing will help exclude the raccoons from your property. Establish a two-wire electrical fence that’s connected to a DC battery. Also, be certain that you put in a temporary chimney cap. Since raccoons are nocturnal, they will not be able to obtain access to your chimney when you’re asleep. Be sure that you use a trashcan with a tight lid. Raccoons are often attracted to the smell of your garbage. Buy metal or plastic trashcans, that are difficult to open. You can even set a rock on top of the trashcan to make certain that the raccoon does not knock it over. Ensure you double bag foods which have intense odor like meat, fish, etc.. Most pests have an acute sense of smell, and they’ll be attracted to a  garbage. You may also spray the garbage to disguise the odor of meat.

For those who own a garden, do not leave any fruits lying on the ground. This will definitely draw in vermin. Additionally, rake all leaves in your yard, and keep a very neat atmosphere. If you have chickens on your property, make sure they are secure at night.

Scare tactics
Deter raccoons from penetrating your premises. You could use sprinklers, alarms bells or even lights to scare them off. This, however, isn’t a permanent alternative. Another good scare tactic is puppies. If your pet is well trained, it’ll always chase away vermin.

Trapping

This is the least preferred method. The most common way to go about it  is attracting the raccoon with food and trapping it in a cage or a box. However, some states have quite strong regulations on trapping. If the state does not permit this, you could be prosecuted for violating animal rights!

It Is also quite dangerous to take care of raccoons face to face. They could be carrying germs, roundworms or rabies. You may even get leptospirosis in the raccoon feces. Another problem with this is that they’re wild animals. A raccoon could decide to be defensive and hurt you.

Pest Control

This is the safest way. The Local Exterminators team will take care of the vermin more efficiently and without legal repercussion.

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