How to Stop Raccoons from Destroying Your Garden

Many people think raccoons are ‘cute’ or ‘adorable’ but these animals can wreak havoc on your garden. They are nocturnal and will destroy your garden while you sleep, leaving you to deal with the aftermath in the morning. Raccoons will dig up holes in your garden, knock over garbage cans, destroy your flowers and plants and cause untold damage. Keep in mind that it is illegal to kill raccoons in Toronto or transport to them for more than one kilometre without a permit. These regulations may restrict your options but you can still rid your garden of these pests.

Getting Rid of Raccoons in the Garden

The most you can do is to make your garden as unattractive as possible to the coons. The wildlife is coming in to look for food so this is a good place to start.

Remove all potential food sources. Keep your garbage cans inside or if they must be outside, use bungee chords or zip-ties to secure the lid. Consider getting heavy garbage cans that the coon cannot knock over easily.

Do not leave pet food outside after sunset. Raccoons will happily feast on a cat or dog food. Remove your bird feeder and clean up the area of any bird seeds that might have fallen if possible. Again, raccoons are scavengers and will eat bird seed if food options are limited.

There many suggested home-made raccoon repellents such as ammonia and cayenne pepper but these don’t work and may harm your pets.

Do you have raccoons around your home? Raccoons don’t only raid your waste bins and damage your vents but also leave their feces behind, and their feces may put you and your household at risk of some serious infections. And these feces may be at your backyard.

Raccoons usually poop in communal sites, known as latrines. It is common to find piles of dark and tubular excrement, which have a pungent odour, at these sites. If raccoons are using somewhere in your backyard as their latrine, you need to raccoon feces removal Toronto immediately.

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The eggs of baylisascaris procyonis are resistant to chlorine and other common disinfectants. So cleaning the place with any chemical you get from the local store may not guarantee the complete elimination of the infectious agents. You’ll need to call an expert to decontaminate the area and eliminate the risk of infection. Moreover, you may need to remove the raccoons from your vicinity and have your place secured to prevent future raccoon invasion. Call our raccoon feces removal Toronto professional!

Call Wildlife Removal Company

Raccoons on your property are a concern beyond knocking over your bins and digging up your garden. Raccoons breed in spring and will be looking for a safe, dark and warm place to nest. Your attic, basement, garage and under your shed are just some of the ideal breeding places for the wildlife. It is only a matter of time until the coon problem moves from your garden and into your house.

Call a professional wildlife removal service in Toronto if you are having problems with wildlife in your yard. The expert may physically remove the animals or secure your property to keep them out of your garden. He will also help to raccoon-proof your house so they can’t get in when the breeding season rolls around.

Attempting to trap raccoons on your own may expose the captured animal to predators. The trapped coon may also be a mother and the unattended babies will die from starvation and dehydration.  Hire a licensed wildlife removal expert to solve the problem permanently. Ask for a warranty of at least two years. Call: 647-557-7932

Article Updated June 26, 2019