Many Orlando-area pests are attracted to the lush, bountiful gardens that are located in many residential backyards. One of the most notorious garden destroyers is the raccoon. Raccoons are smart, agile creatures that are great at getting into places where they don’t belong. Once you know that one or more of these pests are infesting your garden, you should take the following steps to get rid of raccoons before significant damage is done.
Ways to Get Rid of Raccoons
Look for raccoon deterrents in your pantry.
When dealing with nuisance pests, many don’t realize they have natural deterrents sitting in their pantry. Here are some scented items found in the pantry that raccoons detest:
- Crushed fresh garlic or granulated garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper
You can get rid of raccoons faster by sprinkling the above items around your garden.
Invest in garden lights.
Flashing lights are known to scare raccoons, so a good way to get rid of raccoons is by investing in motion controlled garden lights. When raccoons enter your garden at night, the lights will flash suddenly and hopefully scare them away. Just note that flashing lights may disturb your and your neighbors’ sleep.
Install an electric fence.
One way to ensure your produce is protected is by installing an electric fence around your garden. An electric fence will give the raccoon a brief, harmless shock that will scare them but not hurt them. However, this might not be the best option for those with small children and pets who could potentially come into contact with the electric fence.
Get Rid of Raccoons with Animal Wildlife Trappers
The most efficient and effective way to get rid of raccoons is to call the raccoon removal professionals at Animal Wildlife Trappers. The licensed experts at Animal Wildlife Trappers will provide you with safe, humane, and permanent raccoon removal services that work with your schedule and budget.
Call Animal Wildlife Trappers today at 352-267-0546 to schedule your appointment and receive a free raccoon removal estimate.