Raccoons are nocturnal animals. They are usually black in color, and have a black tail with rings. They weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds. They usually live in forests, in barns, chimneys or your loft. They are opportunistic feeders, and can be a real nuisance. Raccoons are omnivorous, so they feed on poultry and vegetables. There are various techniques which will help you get rid of raccoons:
Fencing will help exclude the raccoons out of the property to try it, set up a two-wire electrical fence that is linked to a DC battery. Also make sure you install a temporary chimney cap. Because raccoons are nocturnal, they won’t have the ability to obtain access to your chimney when you’re asleep. Be certain that you use a trashcan with a tight lid. Raccoons are often attracted by the odor of your trash. You might even set a stone on top of the trashcan to be sure that the raccoon does not knock it over. Be certain that you double bag foods that have intense odor such as meat, fish, etc.. Most pests have an acute sense of smell, and they will be attracted to your trash. You may also spray the trash using a repellent to disguise the smell of meat.
Don’t leave any food lying around. Before you go to sleep, clean up your dining room and kitchen. If you have a garden, do not leave any fruits lying fallen on the floor. This will surely attract animals. Also rake all leaves in your yard, and keep a very neat atmosphere. Raccoons also eat pet food. If you have poultry in your yard, make sure they are securely locked up at night.
There are various approaches that may deter raccoons from invading your premises. You could use sprinklers, alarms or even lights to scare them away. This, however, isn’t a permanent solution. Another fantastic scare tactic is puppies. If your dog is well trained, it will always chase away vermin.
This is the preferred strategy. The most common is bribing the raccoon with meals and trapping it in a cage or a box. However, some states have very strong regulations . If the state doesn’t permit this, you could be prosecuted for violating animal rights!
Additionally it is quite dangerous to take care of raccoons face to face. You may even get leptospirosis in the raccoon feces. Another problem with this is that they are wild animals. A raccoon could decide to hurt you.
The Pest Control staff will take care of the vermin more efficiently and with no legal repercussion.