What are some humane, effective way of repelling raccoons

What are some humane, effective way of repelling raccoons

Raccoons may seem cute but their actually disease packed vermin that want to eat your trash and live in your attic. If you want to get rid of them you have a number of options. In this case we will be talking about repellent. Now if all you are worried about are raccoons getting into your trash then these may be enough, but this is not an effective way to get a raccoon out of your house or attic. 

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The sad truth is repellents don’t really work. Wolf urine doesn’t work because most city raccoons have never even seen a wolf. But there are some that may be effective in certain situations.

Raccoon eviction fluid is made from urine and gland secretions of an adult male raccoon. Delicious, right? It’s best if its a large, dominant raccoon you get the urine from. Now this is no use against a male raccoon going through your garbage. He doesn’t care if there is another bigger male nearby. But females who are raising babies are very affected by the smell and tend to take their babies and leave the area. This is because adult male raccoons will kill babies that are not their children. 

Now this is not guaranteed, obviously, it’s just a repellent and may not get the female to leave with her babies. But if you spread it liberally around the area and the entryway it could be enough to scare a female with babies out of your attic for good. 

Some people also say that hot pepper is a useful trick. You can use it as a spray or a paste but it has to be really, really hot. Like 5 alarm fire hot. You can spray or baste it on anything you don’t want animals to touch, like your garbage can. Now of this is crazy messy and will get all over your hands and then like an idiot you’ll touch your eyes and freak out because now your eyes are burning, but it can be an effective repellent for garbage snatching raccoons. 

There is a raccoon out during the day, is it rabid?

There is a raccoon out during the day, is it rabid?

Most people are aware that raccoons are nocturnal and that a raccoon running around during the day must be rabid because raccoons don’t do that. The truth is Raccoons have many reasons to be outside in the day. They could be desperate for food or shelter, trying to find a place to rest. They can, of course, also be rabid. 

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Now the important thing is to know the difference between a rabid raccoon and a raccoon just looking for food in the day time. This will tell you whether you need to start running or not. 

Its actually very common for nursing mothers to come out in the day looking for extra food to eat so they can feed their young. They are not especially dangerous if you keep away from them and their young but don’t approach them, raccoon mothers are crazy and will try to scratch your face off. 

Rabid raccoons are pretty obvious when they have rabies. They tend to look extremely ill and lethargic. They wander around in circles and fall over a lot. They also tend to make some very strange sounds that you normally wouldn’t hear a raccoon make. In general it will act very strange and very aggressive. If you get close they will start hissing and likely attack you, giving you rabies in the process. 

The important thing to take away from this is that if you see a raccoon, at night or in the day, stay away from it, don’t approach it don’t bother it. Leave it alone and you won’t get attacked. Don’t try to feed raccoons, don’t try to pet them. All of these things are dangerous and if the raccoon is rabid the results could be deadly. 

There is a dead raccoon in my yard, how do I dispose of it?

There is a dead raccoon in my yard, how do I dispose of it?

Encountering a dead raccoon on your property is probably the worst thing that will ever happen to you. The smell alone, in combination with the raccoons’ feces and urine will be like the smell of death. It is very difficult to clean because it is riddled with diseases and parasites that cause serious medical issues and even death. 

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It’s important, however to get rid of it quickly. A dead raccoon is a beacon for other wildlife that would want to eat it or take over its territory. 

A dead raccoon is a cesspit of disease. Simply touching it can infect you with multiple illnesses. Yes, you can get rabies from a dead raccoon but it is transmitted through the saliva so you would have to get some of that saliva in an open wound. 

The feces and urine would have sunk into the ground cause the ground to become toxic with the diseases and parasites in the poop and urine. If your children or pets play in that area before it has been sterilized they could catch any of that illness even though the raccoon corpse was removed and the fecal matter and urine cleaned up. You will also need to dig up a few feet of soil to properly sterilize the area and possibly use a blow torch to guarantee sterilization.

That is only the ground underneath it, how do you get rid of the actual raccoon. Well, you will need a respirator and full covering clothing, you will need a double-layered plastic garbage bag and a shovel. Get the animal into the bag and then get any feces and urine into the bag.

Dispose of it immediately and then boil your clothing and tools. 

After all of this the area should be safe for use. But if it sounds like a lot of work you can call Raccoon Control, we can do it all for you and leave the location sterilized and smelling wonderful. 

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Raccoon repellent remedies – do they work?

Raccoon repellent remedies

Raccoons may seem cute but their actually disease packed vermin that want to eat your trash and live in your attic. If you want to get rid of them you have a number of options. In this case we will be talking about repellents. Now if all you are worried about are raccoons getting into your trash then these may be enough, but this is not an effective way to get a raccoon out of your house or attic. 

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You can try spraying your garbage with a mix of hot sauce, water, and a bit of dish soap. This will coat the garbage in a flavor the raccoons don’t really like. They will likely move on from your home to another on the street. 

There are also naturally existing repellents like the urine of a predator of the raccoon, wolf urine does a great job for this. You can also lock your trash can tightly to the bin, though some people just put a heavy rock on it. 

At the end of the day all of these methods are okay if all you have to worry about is a raccoon eating your garbage. But if that raccoon is also living in your attic its time to call the professionals. 

Raccoon Control has everything we need to get rid of your raccoon issue. We can seal any place they could break in and we can get them out humanely, along with babies if they have any. We use a method to get the raccoon out called the one-way door. It lets the raccoon leave the attic, but stopes them from coming back in. 

So don’t try to deal with a raccoon issue on your own, it’s dangerous and time-consuming. Call in the professionals to handle your raccoon situation.

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Raccoon in a house: what to do if a raccoon is in your home

Raccoon in a house: what to do if a raccoon is in your home

Raccoons are tenacious little buggers. They will rip at your siding and chew through your wood and rip off vents and peel the siding off of roves. It seems impossible to stop them.

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This is because raccoons are bold and inquisitive animals that like to explore their environment, and sometimes that environment includes your house. While in your home the raccoon is likely to gnaw on things and pee and poop all over the place if that wasn’t obvious already. They are easily spooked and getting them out can be very, very hard.

There are a few ways to deal with this but step number one is to make sure you stay safe. If the raccoon looks ill or rabid, stay the heck away from it! In that case you would want to contact a professional. 

It’s important not to seek out confrontation with the raccoon because they will not attack you in this situation but they will defend themselves. If it looks like it’s going to attack you, leave the room.

Now you can try spraying repellent, or leading the animal out of the house with dog food like hansel and Gretal, but what is not recommended are traps. Traps are overly complicated and for a short term situation like a raccoon in your house its hardly worth the stress. They are also unlikely to work as the raccoon has likely seen a trap get one of its friends and won’t fall for it a second time. 

Another interesting way to get the raccoon out is with a broom, you can slowly push the raccoon towards the door without having to touch it directly. 

Whatever it is you choose to do, once you get the raccoon out of your house you will definitely need to clean and sterilize the area. You can do this on your own or you can call in professionals but remember that raccoon poop and urine are very dangerous and need to be removed and sterilized. 

How to tell if a raccoon has rabies

How to tell if a raccoon has rabies

A raccoon that is rabid will act overtly aggressive towards anyone or anything it comes in contact with. It will snarl and may even approach you. Don’t get close though, because you could get seriously hurt. But that’s not the worst of it. A raccoon can have rabies and not be showing the symptoms. Which means any raccoon could, in theory, be a carrier. 

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Raccoons are the highest carriers of rabies in North America. You can get rabies by interacting with an animal that already has it, it may not even need to bite you. So what can you do to protect your family from this threat? It’s pretty easy. Don’t go near raccoons. If you have one in your attic, call a professional to handle it. If raccoons are on your property regularly there is something you can do about it. And, of course, make sure to educate your children on the dangers of these furry disease carriers. We at Raccoon Control can help you get rid of the little bandits. 

Someone dies every day from rabies. It’s a lethal virus carried by a number of species but none so completely as raccoons. For some reason raccoons are highly susceptible to rabies and they spread it very easily through saliva. Even petting or feeding the animal could put you at risk of rabies. 

Raccoons usually get rabies from another raccoon when they exchange saliva by licking each other. Not very hygienic frankly. The virus penetrates the body and goes straight for the central nervous system. This is how the raccoon is driven crazy. 

How to tell it has rabies? It will look slow and stupid. They wander around like they have no purpose and no idea where they are. Over time it will start making weird loud noises, like screeching or hissing and stuff like that, it will also act aggressively for no reason. If you see a raccoon-like this you need to get out of the area immediately.  

How to safely clean raccoon feces

How to safely clean raccoon feces

Raccoon feces are extremely dangerous. It must be properly cleaned or they can cause serious harm to people and animals. If not disinfected after it is cleaned it can cause all kinds of terrible health issues. 

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They are also annoying as hell. They stain surfaces and give off a terrible smell. 

As we press on building more and more and taking away more and more of the raccoons’ natural habitat we will see more and more raccoon infestations. Raccoons have already mostly adapted to human life and fewer and fewer know how to survive in the wild. 

Raccoons are also primary carriers of rabies which makes them a highly dangerous thing to have in an urban or suburban environment. Especially if children are around. Make sure to educate your children on the danger of raccoons and why they should never go near them and certainly never touch them. 

Raccoons, most of the time, are selective of where they poop. They will often make a latrine in your yard that will be filled with diseased feces. Getting rid of it is not so easy. You will need a lot of protection like full covering clothing and a ventilator and you will need to shovel everything into garbage bags. Then you have to boil all your tools and clothing, or just throw it away because it will be covered in roundworm eggs. 

This all sounds really fun right, there’s more. The soil is toxic now and filled with disease so you will have to dig up about 3 feet of dirt and threw it in trash bags and get rid of it. So say goodbye to your flower garden if a raccoon decides to start using it as a toilet. 

It’s much smarter to get professionals in to do it for you. 

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Humane raccoon trapping and removal

If you have a raccoon on your property or in your home then you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Most people jump to trapping as a perfect solution. Trap the animal, take it far away and release it. Yea that works, sometimes. You can also make the problem much worse by trying to trap the animal. In Canada you can not kill a raccoon, so they must be relocated. 

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Most of the time raccoons only know about a block radius of the world. They have never traveled farther from that area. When you relocate them they will be in an entirely new place they have never been before and will not know how to handle it. For this reason most relocated raccoons quickly die in the wild or even a few blocks away. 

Its also important to remember that for most of the year female raccoons are raising children, trapping the raccoon guarantee the children will die. The raccoon will return to the location and will rip your roof apart to get to its babies. 

Trapping a raccoon is very difficult. They are very smart and often aren’t tricked by the trap mechanism and even find other ways to get the bait. Even if a raccoon does get trapped they may be able to escape. Humane trapping usually involves a large cage-like contraption that takes a great deal of effort to set up. You need to check on the trap regularly because if you do catch a raccoon it needs to be released asap or it may die of dehydration while trapped. And no one wants a dead raccoon in their attic. It’s not just the raccoon either, killing protected wildlife is illegal in Canada, so by killing the raccoon you would also be breaking the law.

e is illegal in Canada, so by killing the raccoon you would also be breaking the law.

Raccoon behaviour in residential areas

Raccoon behaviour in residential areas

Over the past 80 years raccoons have had a huge explosion in population. Some people say it because they are learning from us. They seem adept at manipulating the human world and their diet lets them eat literally anything. They hunt for food at night so the trash is easy to find and rarely locked up.

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They are happy to sleep in your attic or under your porch instead of their usual haunts like holes in trees. They are learning how to take advantage of our society. Right now there are more raccoons in suburban environments but that number is changing as raccoons are realizing that cities may be better places to find food and a warm place to sleep. Intelligence and persistence is a dangerous combination. 

The city also gives them many places to hideaway. Ally ways and enumerable holes and entranceways to every possible space in the city. And once they get in, they will wreck the place.

The question is, how has their behavior changed since leaving the wild. Well, raccoons have no natural predators in the city. All the predators are back in the wild. So they are free to move about at night without fear and get into people’s garbage and tip it over so it makes a terrible mess. They are also prone to living in human-made structures because of the heat and safety it provides. 

Raccoons are aggressive, and leaveing the wild has done nothing to change that. If you approach a raccoon to close they will get angry and aggressive and they may even attack you. If they have rabies they may attack you for no reason so stay away from raccoons. They are very dangerous. 

And make sure to check your property for latrines, thats a sign a raccoon is using your property as its den.

How to keep raccoons out of your trash

How to keep raccoons out of your trash

Raccoons in the trash, aye? That’s not good. They love to knock over the can and feed on the contents. But there are ways to stop them. Here are a few.

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Weighing down or locking the trash can are two great options. The raccoon will have a hard time knocking it over if it’s weighted down and an even harder time opening the lid if it’s locked. Just make sure it’s secured well, raccoons are smart and they can often outsmart even humans.

Make sure to tie up all the garbage bags individually. This will reduce the smell of the food and hopefully the raccoon will move on to someone else’s trash. 

You can also try securing the trash can to the home or to stakes that will prevent the raccoon from tipping it over. 

There are also commercial and home remedies that can help keep the raccoons away. Try using a bit of synthetic wolf urine, that aught a scare them off. If that doesn’t work, try sprinkling chili flakes all over the trash, raccoons do not like spicy food and they would likely leave to find something else. You can also try spraying ammonia around the trash, it smells like raccoon urine and they hate that smell. 

You can also play radio, hang lights and try moving your trash bin to another location on the property but the best way to deal with a raccoon that just won’t leave you alone is to call the professionals. 

So, don’t take any chances, this is not a “do-it-yourself” job. What you need are the finest technicians, trained in every aspect of the dangers of raccoons, their lifestyle and their habits. With skill and grace, we will rid you of this dangerous and disgusting intruder, clean and sterilize whatever it leaves behind and ensure that its little bandit face never bothers you again! 

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