Raccoons are nocturnal creatures. They are generally black in color, and possess a dark tail with rings. They weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds. They generally live in woods, in barns, chimneys or even your attic. If you live near a forest, it is very likely that a raccoon will one day knock over your trashcan searching a food source. They are opportunistic feeders, may be a real nuisance. Raccoons are omnivorous, so that they feed on vegetables and poultry. There are various methods that will help you get rid of raccoons:
Fencing will help exclude the raccoons from your property to do this, set up a two-wire electric fence that is connected to a DC battery. Also be sure you install a temporary chimney cap. Because raccoons are nocturnal, they will not have the ability to gain access to your chimney when you are asleep. Raccoons are usually attracted by the smell of your trash. You might also put a stone on top of the trashcan to make certain that the raccoon does not knock it over. Be certain that you double bag foods which have extreme odor like meat, fish, etc.. Most pests possess an intense sense of smell, and they will be attracted to a garbage. You may also spray the garbage with an repellent to disguise the smell of meat.
Do not leave any food lying around, unless you want to be cleaning up Raccoon Poop. When you go to sleep, then clean up your dining area and kitchen sink. If you have a garden, do not leave any fruits lying dropped on the ground. This will definitely draw in vermins. Also rake all leaves in your compound, and remain in a really neat environment. Also be certain that you lock up any pet food or bird feed. Raccoons also eat pet food. If you have poultry on your compound, make sure they’re securely wrapped up at night.
There are various approaches that may deter raccoons from penetrating your premises. You could use sprinklers, alarms bells or even mild to frighten them off. This, however, is not a permanent solution. Another good scare tactic is puppies. If your dog is well trained, it’ll always chase away vermin.
Here is the least preferred method. The most common is bringing the raccoon with food and trapping it in a cage or a box. But some provinces have very strong regulations on trapping.
Additionally it is very dangerous to deal with raccoons face to face. They might be carrying germs, roundworms or rabies. You may even get leptospirosis in the raccoon feces. Another problem with this is they are wild animals. A raccoon could decide to become hurt you.
The Pest Control team will deal with the vermin more efficiently and with no legal repercussion.