Many people see raccoons as cute creatures that are fun to look at and play with. They seem intelligent, harmless and oblivious to the world around them. However, those who live near areas like Toronto teeming with raccoons can tell you another side of these creatures. These people not only see raccoons on a daily basis but also have their daily routines affected by the behaviour of raccoons in their backyards, garages and even in their houses.
Raccoons search for food, warm shelter and water. They just happen to do a lot of damage in their search for these things. For instance, raccoons are normally responsible for overturning trashcans, pooping on property, killing chickens and ripping sheds open. They usually get into the house through the backyard or through the pet flaps in your front door. The damage caused by raccoons that have invaded your house can be mind blowing. They can soil themselves on your clothes, break dishes and tear drapes apart.
People have tried to get rid of raccoons in many ways. Some have even resorted to violent means such as hitting raccoons with sticks and twigs. Others have even poisoned the poor creatures. Well, there are more cost effective ways of getting rid of raccoons. One of the best ways is through an electronic raccoon repellent.
Electronic raccoon repellents can sometimes work. It uses the power of hearing to keep raccoons at bay. We can finally find comfort in not having to worry about damage caused by raccoons in and around our homes. An electronic raccoon repellent creates a noise at a certain frequency that only raccoons can hear. This noise is terrible irritating to the raccoons. They will not come within yards of the source of this noise.
The best thing about this raccoon repellent is that it works without you ever lifting a finger or hearing any noise. Your life will be completely free of any stress. The electronic raccoon repellent uses electricity to run. You can therefore plug it in or power it with batteries. They are safe to use and cost little to maintain. Furthermore, you can also use this electronic repellent to repel other nuisance creatures such as deer and skunks from your home.
In some cases, we have heard of positive results from using such repellents. In most cases however, the repellent is not enough to keep raccoons away. That is when trapping and removal come into play.