Paradoxically, I truly did believe that adding a doggy-door to get my back yard are the best present I could give to my small dog. Well, I don’t think like that anymore. It turns out that Wildlife Control our city-raised raccoon neighbors today understand how to use these doors. If this has happened to you, and you’ve got a doggy-door, or perhaps a cat flap installed in an outer door, than you know the problem.
Raccoons have really dexterous front paws that let them open doors, bins, and even cabinets almost as easily as a human does. Cute? Not too much if this small invader enters and destroys your house, and I guarantee you a raccoon will make short work of any dwelling if given half the opportunity. Raccoons have been known to eat live, caged birds that they get access to so in the event that you’ve got a pet bird, this problem is much more important to understand.
However, it is easy to learn how to live in harmony with raccoons (and other kinds of wildlife for that matter) by remembering simple things such as; Call Rockledge Opossum Removal for humane trappping, NEVER feed your pets outside, keep garbage indoors until your collection day, and use compost containers which discourage wildlife while allowing for ventilation.
TIP I found that hanging my big green bin (for kitchen compost) in my fence from the handle so that it dangles, tilting in toward the fence in the bottom, works flawlessly. Even opossums can’t get to it anymore. Squirrels, raccoons, as well as starlings are famous for moving in rather fast to pristine and failed buildings.
To-date there are no known repellents for raccoons, so please know; it’s significantly simpler to take the necessary actions in discouraging their even considering invading your property, than to correct the damages caused after they’ve been removed. Keeping your pets inside overnight will lessen the chances of their ever coming into contact with a raccoon.