How Can I Get Rid of Raccoons on My Property?

Raccoons may be a bit cute, but they are also smart and a bit on the quirky side. While actually a bit entertaining to watch at a distance, they are not the type of creature that you want to share your personal space with.

These creatures dig through the trash and make a mess, have the ability to completely destroy your lawn and any garden in place, may be capable of destroying the building materials on your home, and even transmit diseases that could make you or the pets that you own very sick.

If raccoons have made their way to your property, continue reading to learn how to get rid of them. 

What Are the Signs I Have Raccoons? 

If you are reading this, chances are, you have actually observed raccoons on your property. However, some of you may not have actually seen the creatures, but suspect that you have them. If you are of the latter, it is important that you know the signs of having these creatures. The most common of these signs are as follows:

  • Feeding – Raccoons are considered to be very messy eaters. They are known for leaving a trail of food, crumbs, and messes after their feedings. Common signs that a raccoon has been feeding includes trash cans that are knocked over, moved bowls for pets, compost piles that are disturbed, and even broken outdoor feeders. 
  • Tracks – If you observe tracks that show a flat-footed, clawed creature that move in a diagonal pattern, you likely have raccoons. 
  • Unusual Sounds – If you hear unusual noises at night, you may have raccoons. These include growls, whistling noises, and even mewing noises. 

Outdoor Strategies for Eliminating Raccoons 

There are several techniques that you can use to deter raccoons from your property. These include the following:

  1. Use a sound deterrent that is motion activated and/or a motion activated light. Noises and flashing lights will startle a raccoon and make it uncomfortable for them. As a result, they will leave the area. 
  2. There are many home remedies that you may use to get rid of raccoons. These include using vinegar, ammonia, blood meal, and other types of items as a deterrent. When these items are used in prone areas, raccoons will leave the area and not find it very attractive. 
  3. You may contact a wildlife removal company to eliminate any troublesome raccoons on your property. 

Contact Us Today 

We here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors are capable of assisting you with all of your wildlife concerns. We are trained, have the proper tools, and the expertise to eliminate raccoons and other types of creatures from your property. If you have an issue, you may call us today and talk to one of our wildlife control experts.

We can set up an appointment to confirm your raccoon problem and will provide information on how we will get rid of the creatures. We will also offer steps that may be taken to prevent the issue from occurring again. Call us now at: 855-465-1088

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