After my niece had a serious reaction to pest control, I realized that we were up against a few big problems. For starters, I knew that we needed to identify the types of pests that we were struggling with, and then we needed to find green products that would be safe for her to be around. It was a little bit of a challenge at first, but within a few weeks we found a company that offered the perfect line of products. I wanted to start a blog completely committed to pest control, so I started this site. Read more about keeping your family safe here.
Raccoons might look like cute little furry creatures, but they can wreak havoc on your home. Not only that, but they're not always cute. In fact, if they're corned, or infected with the rabies virus, they can be downright vicious. The best way to protect your family is to keep the raccoons away from your home, which can be difficult when you've got a determined female looking for a place to nest. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to keep them away. Here are four measures you can take to get rid of the raccoons in your yard.
Start the Repellents Early
If you're going to use repellents to keep the raccoons away, the best time to start is before you see them. Once they're in your home, those natural repellents can be rendered useless. To help prevent them from finding their way into your home in the first place, reach for the mothballs and the ammonia. You can also try a bit of your own hair. Sprinkle moth ball crystals around the perimeter of your home, and in your attic. If you have a crawl space, place them there, as well. Next, fill a spray bottle with water and add about a cup of ammonia. Spray along the walls inside your attic. The aroma will help keep the raccoons away. As an added measure, take the discarded hair you find in your brushes and place it in your attic, or anywhere you've seen racoon activity in the past. Raccoons will be less likely to travel where they smell human activity.
Get Your Exterior Lights Involved
If you don't have exterior lights, it's time to have some installed, especially out in the yard. If you do have lights, make sure they're motion-sensor lights. Raccoons are nocturnal creatures, which means they prefer to roam around in the dark. If bright lights come on when they're trying to navigate your yard, they'll be less likely to set up housekeeping there.
Remove All the Food Sources
Raccoons love to forage for food, wherever they can find it. If you've got exposed trash cans, bags of pet food, or even feeding dishes outside, your yard is going to become a non-stop feeding ground for every racoon in your neighborhood. Keep them away by removing all the available food sources in your yard.
Seek Professional Assistance
If you're having no luck keeping the raccoons away, or a female has given birth in your attic, you're going to need professional help. Contact a pest control expert in your area and have them take care of the problem once and for all.Share
29 December 2017