How to Keep Raccoons Out Of My Garden

Raccoons are cute creature, but they can be mischievous that can create chaos around your garden. They can wreck your whole yard especially when you have a serious wildlife infestation. Keeping them away from your garden should not be a laborious and strenuous task. There are simple steps that you can take to discourage the raccoon infestation in your garden.

How to Properly Get Rid of the Raccoons

Removing the raccoons out of your garden is just as simple as cleaning your garden and eliminating their food source. You may also use the drastic but safe live trapping method. While most of their activities are concentrated in your garden, there is also a possibility that it can find its way to your garbage can and compost pit. This is why it is important to cover your trashcan securely. You should also hide the leftover animal foods at night since raccoons are most active during the night.

Perhaps you are not always seeing them, but they can leave some evidence of infestation. There may be some signs of crop damage, droppings, and tracks in your garden. There are simple methods that you can use to scare away these fragile creatures. Installing the radio near the trashcan will frighten them away since they mostly stay away from the human presence. They also do not like loud sounds. Aside from that, you can also install lights in your garden particularly the motion-activated floodlights.

Deterring Raccoon Activity with Fencing

Another perfect way to discourage the raccoon from invading your garden is by installing a proper fencing. Remember that the raccoons are adept diggers and climbers and the ordinary forms of fence will not work against them. You need to make this fence raccoon-proof by introducing an electric fencing.

Trapping the Raccoon

Live trapping is another popular method of eliminating the raccoon invasion. However, we recommend you to leave it at the hand of the professionals since a trapped raccoon can get aggressive when they feel threatened. You may use different types of bait to lure the raccoons. After successfully capturing the raccoon, you must then relocate them in a suitable area that will increase their chances of survival. Remember that it may be illegal to relocate the raccoons to the federal land and parks.

The Raccoon Damage

If you noticed a lot of holes in your garden, there is a possibility that you have a visitor in your garden. Raccoon has a tendency to dig the mulch piles and lawn when looking for food. You may also look at your bird feeder since this can also be a potential food source. They can also steal the eggs of our chicken at the coops.

Getting rid of the raccoon can be as simple as keeping your garden clean and free from any food source. Raccoons are omnivore creatures which mean that they are not picky on their food. You should also find their entry points and seal them to prevent them from accessing your garden

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