When nuisance raccoons have you feeling hopeless and helpless, perhaps it is time to consider your options for safe and humane raccoon control. There are several things you can do to make your property less attractive to raccoons, primarily environmental modifications like removing food and water sources, locking up trashcans, planting cucumbers or marigolds, and installing garden fences. In fact, read our blog, “How to Keep Raccoons Away From Your House” to learn all the things you can do to help thwart nuisance raccoon activity on your property.
As an option for environmental modification, many homeowners are opting for a more instant solution to repel nuisance raccoons, which is why store-bought repellents are becoming more and more popular these days. Of such repellents, your two umbrella options will be to choose between a liquid-based formula and a granule-based formula. Before choosing a product and implementing an application, be sure to learn your facts about both types of repellents.
Continue reading to learn what you need to know about liquid and granule raccoon repellent products, as well as, how to make your own, homemade, non-toxic raccoon repellent.
Liquid repellents come in liquid form, and are generally intended to be mixed with water to create a spray-able solution. This allows you to target specific areas, like bird feeders, play sets, trashcans, windows, compost piles, and more. It can also be used to create an invisible perimeter around your entire property, which is best implemented with a sprayer, but generally, granule repellents are best for that job.
Granule repellent products come in granules, like little beads or balls. These are meant to be sprinkled or dusted around the perimeter of your yard, garden, or other infested area to create a defense barrier against nuisance raccoons and other intervening wildlife. Although effective, it is not recommended for those who have outdoor pets or children. These granules can cause illness if ingested by dogs, cats, or children.
Homemade, Non-Toxic Raccoon Repellent
To avoid potential hazards associated with chemical repellents, you might want to try making your own homemade solution using common household ingredients like cayenne pepper and garlic. Read our article, “How to Make a Safe Raccoon Repellent” to learn what you need and how to get started. You will discover which scents and tastes raccoons hate, and how to apply them safely to your property without jeopardizing the health and well-being of your loved ones, including pets!
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