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…)
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.
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…)