Florida Wildlife Control & Animal Pest Removal

Raccoon Repellents

When animals such as raccoons, deer, rats, cats, or wild pigs want to break in your garden or property, there are a few animal deterrent methods that really work. Both chemical and natural repellents work rarely but some of them areshown their efficiency.Repellents are chemicals designed to preventthe raccoon from eating a certain food or protecting an area while not permanently harming the animal. There are different raccoon repellants that are homemade and also can be used to keep Florida raccoons away of your property. They should be used carefully and while using them, you should close any openings to your property in order to prevent the raccoons to get in. Allwindows, vents andloose siding and soffits must be closed. There are various types of repellents available like liquid, granular and electric. Liquid repellents are normally used in outside areas such as on trash bins. For the liquid based repellents usage, it is good to know that they are valid at a heat of 40 deg. Fahrenheit. They should be reused several times. Granular repellents are provided in granules and are used to protect perimeter around certain areas such asraccoon dens, gardens, etc.

Raccoon Eviction Fluid
This substance is made of the gland excretions and urine of an adult male raccoon, preferably a large dominant one. This agent is very effective in the particular scenario of intimidating a female raccoon with off springs inside an attic, wall, chimney, or any other limited area where she has set up a den of offspring Florida raccoons. The male raccoon will kill any offspring, which is not its own and the female knows that, and the scent will likely convince her to leave, and bring her baby with her. This is not a really good and effective product but it will helps to spread it free in all areas of the basement of attic, and also on and around the entry hole or entrance of the place. But it does work very well, and it is one of the good tricks the pros use for humane removal of raccoons from these parts of the house.

Very Hot Pepper Oil
Any extremely hot pepper spray or the pepper spray, oil or paste, will hold most any animal from at least wishing to chewor touch on a particularplace. So you can spray it or baste it (with a brush) on any surface you don't want a Florida raccoon to touch. For instance, if the animalsoften climb a certain area, like a downspout or a fence, you can spray hot pepper oil there. Same for around a garden and open places, etc. The hot pepper can be inserted in a spray mixture with dish detersive to help it stick to plant areas. There are some recommendations for using paper spray pepper, but that's not hot enough in most cases. If you use hot pepper, make sure to exercise caution! Respirator mask and gloves are recommended. The pepper-repellent spray can be also homemade. If you need one, you can make it if you boil about two liters (or two quarts) of water with cayenne pepper (a tablespoon of it), put an onion and a few hot peppers and boil it for about 20 minutes. Wait the liquid to get cool and spray it around your property, garden, plants,yard, and garbage cans. Have in mind that you should reapply this spray in two days, especially s and after raining. Moth Balls
These balls are cheap and easy to make, (contain naphthalene) and they smell very strong, so they can be used as a heal-all raccoon repellent for nearly every animal. The raccoons do not reply to the smell of moth balls. Moth balls do not operate as a raccoon repellent and are not recommended.

There are different ways which includes ammonia, or soaked rags containing ammonia, but unfortunately such as the mothballs, this repellent won’t work. Just because of an offensive odor, a raccoon won't stop visiting a certain food source or living in a certain area. Ammonia won’t help, and neither does bleach or vinegar, orother strongly-scented fluids.

Electronic repellents
From the repellent types mentioned above the electronic repellents are the most effective. Electronic repellents produce bursts of water that scare away Florida raccoons. One of the main assents of these kinds of repellents is that they are easy to keep. Also, electronic repellents are not restricted to raccoons and can be used to deter other critters as well. There are different in type and in price electronic repellents such as porch light, motion sensor, solar predator control light, etc.

Read more educational articles:
How To Trap a Raccoon
How to Get a Raccoon Out of Your Attic
Pigeon Repellents
Pigeon Prevention Tips

We service the following areas: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Port Saint Lucie, Saint Augustine, Sarasota, Tampa, and West Palm Beach

© 2001-2018 floridawildlifecontrol.com - site content, photos, & maintenance by Florida Wildlife Control, all rights reserved.
Florida Wildlife    Contact Web Site Manager: info@floridawildlifecontrol.com      Residential & Commercial      Licensed & Insured