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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How to Get Rid Of Raccoons Under Deck

How to Get Rid Of Raccoons Under Deck

Knowing how to get rid of raccoons under deck or within your facility in Canada could be a major challenge. Do you know 20 times more raccoons reside in urban centers today than there was over five decades ago? And worse hit is Toronto; with the highest attraction of raccoons in Canada and around the world. And because these nocturnal furry scavengers feed on almost anything; it makes your home an easy attraction. They wreak havoc on garbage bins, crops, and gardens; eating nuts, fruits, eggs, seafood, frogs, insects, larvae, snails, etc. Raccoons under the deck; tip over and in the process destroy your trash can, dig up your yard, etc.

It is likely you already have a raccoon problem and thinking of the best method to get raccoons out. But removing raccoons from your deck must be done with caution. You need to ensure minimal damage to the property or animal, in line with public regulations. But for best results, you should consult the services of a professional raccoon removal Guelph company. However, this article provides the best approach to get rid of raccoons under your facility.


How to Get Rid Of Skunks Under My Deck

How to Get Rid Of Skunks Under My Deck

It became important to know how to get rid of skinks under my deck because they cause a residential nuisance. Skunks (Mephitis Mephitis) are health and safety hazards wherever they are. Though they hold huge economic value to the ecosystem they are unwelcomed guests around the home. Skunks are smelly mammals that come around basically in search of food and shelter, to breed and rest. But besides their smell and health concerns, they could be harmful with their noxious musk.

Domesticated skunks could, however, be harmless and be used as pet but further regulations and health concerns make that impossible. For all these reasons and more, let’s explore some key issues about skunks and how to get rid of skunks under the deck.


Why You Need to Clean Attic After Raccoons

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Raccoons are found in most of North America and have recently emerged in some parts of Europe and Japan.

They live in highly wooded areas that have access to water, lots of trees and lots of vegetation. The hollow trees are their dens. They are very adaptable living in suburban and urban areas, making homes in manmade structures like attics, sewers, barns and sheds.

They are active in the night especially during summer, spring and fall. (more…)

Some Tips on How to Remove Squirrels

Squirrels are common creatures to a majority of neighborhood settings. They infest gardens, house among other places. They are destructive creatures when in your property. For instance, if they are in your garden, they destroy flowers, vegetables, and uproot seeds, and growing seedlings. When in your premise, especially in the attic region, they are noisy and destroy your property. Therefore, getting rid of these nuisance creatures is worth to avoid destruction of your property. continue reading through this article for some tips on how to remove squirrels.  (more…)

How to Use a Squirrel Trap at Home

If you’ve heard squirrel noises in your home, chances are that you will find them in your attic or wall voids. Regardless of where they may be, squirrels can indeed be quite a nuisance you’d rather do away with. They not only cause severe damage to your structure, but also tend to be really noisy which can be embarrassing more so when you have guests around. There are a number of ways you can get rid of the bushy-tailed bandits – the most popular however is using special repeater traps to get the job done. So, how exactly is a squirrel trap used? (more…)

Prevention Tips to Keep Skunks

Skunks are wild animals that may find their ways into your home especially through your backyard into your basement or any other dark cum poorly lit area in your home. They are normally attracted by human garbage, insects, darkness and leftovers. Normally, skunks do not bite human beings, unless otherwise.

Irrespective of the fact that they do not bite, skunks are still a nuisance when they invade your home, most particularly due to the spray they release as a defensive mechanism when under attack, the spray is harmful to the human skin and also very irritating. It is for this reason that you may need tips on how to keep skunks away, read on for more details. (more…)

Raccoon Control – What You Need to Know

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Are you tired of the noisy and destructive raccoons that have invaded and destroyed your yard, emptied your bird feeders and knocked over your trash cans? Raccoons are nuisance pest species that have habits of living in human dwellings and known to cause a lot of mess and damage to the yard and property if uncontrolled. Unfortunately, most people rarely understand what they need to do to control raccoons in the long term making the invasion a perennial problem that they have to deal with now and then. The best raccoon control measure is to devise a strategy that will help you get rid of raccoons in the long term, which is only possible if you take the time to understand their habitat, skills and effective long-term removal remedies that will stop making your property attractive to them.


How To Get Rid Of Raccoons From Your Garden

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Eliminating raccoons from your garden can be as simple as cleaning up your garden or as drastic as using of traps. Other methods are using deterrents & exclusion, like fencing off the garden.

Whilst you may usually come across the raccoons’ mischievous activities in your garden, they will also get into your pet’s food or garbage cans. Therefore it is a wise idea to secure trash cans or garbage lids so the animals are unable to open them. Plus, any pet food should be kept away at night when these animals are most active. (more…)

Most Common Skunk Attractants

Skunks are well known for their awful odor, which is enough to send anyone nauseating. This bad odor is also enough to keep dogs and other predators away from skunks, something that makes it easy for them to invade any property especially where there are attractants. These animals can cause extensive damage to your lawn and plants as they look for food. Occasionally, skunks have been found inside garages especially if they find them open, and these are some of the clear reasons as to why you should do everything possible to keep them at bay. It is important to however note that as with all other pests, skunks are attracted to the inhabited areas by a number of things. Below are some of the most common skunk attractants you should know and keep away: (more…)