Get Rid Of Raccoons
They will feed on your corn, peas, grubs, potatoes and at times fruit trees. Considered by many to be a menace, raccoons will mostly be associated with areas having trees and water. Over time, this scenario has changed. In fact, it has become a common gesture for this animal to be found in modern gardens. This can be attributed to the fact that there has been a sharp decline on bush land. Second, unlike the bush where finding food is relatively hard, gardens provide for an easier source of ready food. In this regard, this article looks at the impact of raccoons and also reveals how to make your garden raccoon free.
There are different ways; you can use to identify this animal in your garden. This can be broadly characterized into; mechanical and non –mechanical means. An easier way to tell whether your garden has been raided or not, is checking out for the presence of holes. Simply put, holes signify that raccoons have already raided your garden and thus the need for counter measures. Raccoons will mostly raid a garden when it’s during the night. More often than not you are mostly likely to find this kind during the night.
Raccoons are prawn to digging holes. The holes serve numerous purposes; whether food sources, or escape routes, raccoons will use them for the destruction of your garden. They are wasteful and will mostly not feed on the whole plant. In fact, they only half eat the plant, especially corn, thus leaving the rest to waste. This animal is persistent and will maneuver its way to your garden, past all the obstacles. As of late, their persistence has resulted to more effective counter measure strategies as we’ll be reading further.
Effective ways to deal with the problem
Allowing this animal to continually visit and/or raid your garden spells doom to your garden. As such, there is a need for embracing effective ways that will ultimately make your garden raccoon free.
Build a fence
Going further, the first step towards a raccoon free garden is manning your garden using a fence. If possible, ensure that it’s electric. The said fence must be long, thus able to run through all parts of your garden. It must also be strong, one that is able to withstand pressure. There should not be any part that has been left out as the raccoons will easily notice. In fact, a majority of raccoon researchers have argued that this kind is very intelligent, not to mention the fact that they are agile.
There are special cases where raccoons have mastered how to easily get through your fence. During these instances, it is highly advised that you continually repair the fence and also introduce traps. You could either choose live traps or the non-live option. Careful when choosing traps, as there are set standards. As such, be sure to have confirmed with local authorities on the acceptable standards for setting up traps. For baits, go for: corns, chicken necks, peanuts and fish.
Keep a dog
Dogs, especially the ones that are able to do night shifts, will scare away raccoons. If you are not mindful of the occasional lack of sleep, especially during the night, dogs are ideal and will help to make your garden raccoon free.
Raccoons will shy away from bright lights. As such, placing one of these in the middle of the garden will scare away this animal.
Apply Grounded garlic and chili powder
Grounded garlic, together with a small portion of chili powder is ideal for keeping these animals away from your garden. Practically, once you have prepared this mixture, apply in most parts of your garden. This must be done on a continuous basis, as the impact is short lived. As such, be sure to monitor the impact, when its goes down, apply some more.
Conclusively, I would advice that you embrace the variety of options that have been listed above. Using the vast majority of options listed above will ultimately see to it that there are no raccoons in your garden. Simply put, in the event one option fails, there will be another that will deal with the problem.