Raccoons raid trash. It’s what they do. Raccoons have a tendency to rummage through trash cans and gardens in late night hours, leaving an unsightly mess behind for homeowners to clean up. They can carry dangerous diseases and leave their feces behind within the mess. This can be frustrating for homeowners and garbage collectors, but it doesn’t mean the raccoon should be killed. Let’s explore 3 raccoon removal tips that can help you naturally deter raccoons or humanely remove them.
Secure Your Trash Can and Garbage
Nobody likes living with garbage. Once a garbage bag is full, most people put the garbage bag outside as soon as possible. But if the garbage collectors aren’t due to arrive for another five days, it may be wise to keep the garbage secured inside for a bit longer to minimize attracting pests. When you put your garbage outside, ensure that you place the bag in an upright garbage can that has a secure lid. This alone may not be enough to keep a raccoon from getting into the trash, but the more secure your can is the more likely they are to grow tired and move to the next food source. For extra protection, you can try to use a bungee-type cord to secure the lid.
Build a Backyard or Garden Fence
A great backyard fence or garden fence can provide an extra barrier against pests and raccoons. Fences are not a full-proof deterrent, but they can help minimize access and protect your property. If you were looking to invest in a home improvement project that could increase the curb appeal and value of your home, building a fence is the best of both worlds.
Call Shumaker’s Animal Removal for Humane Raccoon Removal
If you can’t seem to find relief from the incessant trash raiding habits of a local raccoon, contact Shumaker’s Animal Control. While some literature online would have you believe that it is safe to attempt trapping and relocating a raccoon without professional help, it is not ideal. Raccoons can carry rabies and other various diseases that can be transmitted to humans.
Shumaker’s Animal Control is a twenty-five-year veteran of the animal and pest control profession. We are the Kingsville rodent control experts and can help you return your house to a cozy pest-free home. If you have any questions about fox removal or other rodent control, contact Shumaker’s Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!