The Few Things That Scare Raccoons | Raccoon Removal New Jersey
Some of you may have spent considerable amounts of time around your house cleaning up the various garbage-messes that raccoons are known to cause. Raccoons can be annoying, and many people become stuck in situations where they cannot avoid raccoon-induced problems around the house. In most of these cases, hopefully, people will simply call a wildlife professional in order to have the raccoon/s removed, but this is easier said than done since raccoons are often not around causing problems when animal control professionals are inspecting your property. In some situations where people are stuck with raccoons, some people may resort to inhumane methods to get rid of raccoons, such as shooting, mainly. Of course, there is no reason to rob an animal of its life, so how do you get rid of raccoons once they have singled out your home as a reliable source of food? Can something be used that would scare raccoons, causing them to run away?
Raccoons are pretty tough creatures. These furry critters are highly adapted to a variety of different climatic conditions. If you have ever seen a raccoon, then you may know that they are rather fearless creatures as many raccoons ignore nearby humans. So the idea of scaring them away somehow does not always appeal to some people as a pest-management method. However, with persistence, most people do seem to succeed at scaring raccoons away from their property.
Any living creature is afraid of things. Fear and anxiety are necessary for survival. So the trick is to find out what scares raccoons. Bright lights, like floodlights, and loud noises, like car alarms, have been known to scare these nocturnal creatures. Since raccoons protect themselves by remaining largely unknown to nearby predators, raccoons naturally regard loud noises and spotlights as their enemies. Motion activated sprinklers are quickly becoming a popular method of removing raccoons from people’s property. As the name implies, raccoons invading your property will set off a motion sensor causing the sprinklers to activate. After a raccoon gets drenched just as it was invading your property, you can bet that it won’t be coming back for a visit in the future.
Have you ever experienced a problem with raccoons invading your yard and causing damage when you were not looking?