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Garden Grove California Raccoon Control Situation: Should I ever poison a raccoon?
Raccoons are immediately recognizable pest and they are most likely to find in places where there will some water source nearby. They are often found in homes as they get attracted towards the food smell. They can cause any type of damage like throwing away material from garbage, can damage clothes and other stuff and can even cause rabies. Even though they are creating so many problems but giving them poison is not an option to get rid of them. There are many other ways you can follow to avoid them or you can also trap them and leave them at a remote place or place which will be away from your home. Just follow these simple tips to avoid them.
Keep your yard clean -This is the easiest and effective way to keep raccoons away. Raccoons come to your house looking for some kind of food. Some have planted fruit trees in their yards, so make sure to pick rotten fruits from the ground. Raccoons generally come during the night so make sure to clean everything from your yard which can get rotten or which will have too much smell; this kind of rotten and smelly stuff really attracts them.
Keep the trash can clean and closed -Do not keep trash in the bin for so many days; do clean it regularly so that it will not pollute the area with a pungent smell. Along with cleaning the trash-can, always keep them closed and even locked. This will remove all chances of getting raccoons in the trash can.
Identify Entry points -There is always a place around our home or garage through which raccoons can manage to come inside. So inspect all the outer areas of your house properly and check garage as well. If you find any kind of spot, cover or repair it immediately.
Use Fencing -To protect your house from raccoons and other animals, fencing is a really good option. If you will use fencing of less height then it will not be that effective, therefore, always use fencing of enough height. Electric fencing can also be used, depending on your area.
Use Scare Tactics -This is a very old technique and is still effective. You can create such kind of device or material by yourself or can buy from the market. There are many different kinds of devices available like sprinklers, radios, floodlights, ultrasonic noisemakers etc. With this, raccoons will get scared and they will run away from that place but these small creatures are quite smart and after some time they can realize that it is fake.
As you can see that are plenty of options to avoid them so it is never a good option to poison them because it can result in many other problems like the pungent smell, diseases, and more animals. Therefore, always try to avoid them or else use live trapping to catch them and then leave them at a place away from your house.
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