Today I was admiring the view from my house, summer is almost here and I was wondering when the raccoons will start to play in my garbage and create a total mess. So far, they didn’t show up that many times yet.
The thing that I don’t like about raccoons is that on close encounters they are not afraid of us. In my last encounter, I saw a small family of 6-7 raccoons that were raiding the outside trash.
I went there and I yelled at them, that didn’t do anything, they just ignored me and once I got closer, one of them wanted to attack me. Don’t be fooled by their nice appearance, they are quite vicious animals. Since they eat a lot of junk, I didn’t want to get bitten by one of them, and I don’t recommend you start fighting them, so I just left them there and then I started researching what I could do to find a raccoon repellent.
I tried a lot of things in the past, like leaving food near the trash so at least they don’t rip it off and make a complete mess over there, but that didn’t work either. I even have some experience from testing out the best deer repellent but this case was a little different. I took advice from my neighbors as well, I tried multiple things, but I never set traps for them.
It’s just my way of not trying to do too much harm to animals, even if it’s a raccoon that’s causing me a lot of trouble 🙂
Now, let’s get to the good part of the story, I started testing multiple products from online vendors to see what repellent would work and I got some good results.
My top products that proven effective for raccoon repellent:
|1||Made with all-natural peppermint oil, safe to use around pets and children.|
|2||Water sprinkler that works during the night as well.|
The master plan when it comes to repelling raccoons
I actually recommend both of the products, my “strategy” is this, around the garden I’ve sprayed with the rodent Sheriff, that will induce a bad smell to the raccoons and should keep the repelled from my garden.
In case one gets it, I have 3 Orbit sprinklers inside the garden set at different corners to keep an eye on the rodents and to sent a jet of water directly to them. This won’t harm them, just keep them away so I’m happy as well.
Tips for raccoon repellent
First tip: For the spray to be effective, remember to spray the garden perimeter every 2 weeks, if you’re still having issues, consider doing that every week. The strong scent, will keep the raccoons away.
Second tip: They are usually attracted by strong smells of food, make sure you pack the waste food very well.