Many people agree that raccoons are cute, but that doesn’t mean that they’re very pleasant to have around. They are curious animals who often rummage through garbage, decks and yards for food and shelter. If you know where the raccoons’ nest is, then there are ways to scare them off safely and humanely. The trick is to use light, noise, and/or smell. Here’s some options
Uncool parents aren’t the only ones who get annoyed by loud music. If you’ve located the raccoons’ nest, then direct the music that way, but don’t get close. Raccoons will not be fond of your presence. If there are babies in the nest, the mother could attempt to harm you to protect them.
A Bright Light
Again–don’t get close. If you can cast your light directly into their nest, then give it a go! Raccoons prefer dark environments; therefore, bright lights should help to push them out. Can you blame them? Most people don’t like being hit with a blinding light at night, and raccoons are no different.
Nobody likes it when their home is engulfed by a foul smell. Even though they are garbage-dwellers, there are certain smells that raccoons hate, and ammonia is one of them. That’s at least one nasty smell that raccoons and humans can agree on hating! Getting it in the nest may be tricky; remember that you don’t want to get too close. Instead, try tossing it in from a distance.
If Raccoons are In Your House…
It’s best to call a raccoon removal company. If raccoons are in your attic, basement, or chimney, they can cause a lot of damage. Since raccoons aren’t particularly friendly creatures, it’s best not to try dislodging them yourself. Let the professionals do it instead!