Getting Rid of Unwanted Raccoons from Your Home

Are you having problems with raccoons coming onto your property? They can be pesky creatures to repel, but at Bay Area Wildlife we’ve removed our fair share of raccoons. We wanted to take some time today to talk about a few tips and tricks you can use to prevent raccoons from messing with your house.

racoon removal - Getting Rid of Unwanted Raccoons from Your Home

Secure Your Trash Cans

Raccoons usually spend their time looking around for food. Your trash is filled with discarded food, and this food will attract raccoons from all over, but if they can’t get into your trash cans, they can’t get the food. All of your cans should have lids and should be secured in a way that prevents them from getting in.

Don’t Leave Any Pet Food Out

Do you leave food out for your pet when you let them outside? If so, then we advise you to bring their food in when you let them back in. Just as they’re attracted to the food found in trash cans, raccoons are also attracted to pet food. Bringing the food in will give them one less reason to venture onto your property.

Bird Feeders?

Many homeowners love hanging bird feeders outside their home, and while these feeders will attract birds, they will also attract raccoons. If your feeders are bringing raccoons in, consider removing them, or at least hanging them somewhere where the raccoons can’t get to them.

Pick Up Any Fruits and Nuts

Do you have any fruit trees or nut-bearing trees in your yard? If so, then these could be what’s drawing raccoons onto your property. Consider having them removed, or if you want to keep them, make sure you pick off all the nuts and fruit before they can fall on the ground for the raccoons to eat.

Get Assistance from a Professional Raccoon Removal Specialist

If you need some help getting raccoons off your property, or if you need some assistance keeping them away, we’re here for you. Our team at Bay Area Wildlife is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today.