Raccoons are nocturnal animals and reside where wooded lots are available for nests. Because their natural predators are nonexistent in cities or metropolitan suburbs, raccoons have populated excessively. This has led to more of them carrying the rabies virus. In fact, raccoons are the most likely carrier of this virus in many states across America.
Besides posing a health threat to pets and humans, they love to tear apart garbage and pilfer gardens. They love to dig in yards and have been known to uproot sod and grass in search of tasty grubs and insects. Raccoons will readily take advantage of fish and turtles kept in small ponds as well as pet birds. Many times dogs and cats are blamed for making a mess of garbage when in fact the culprit is a raccoon. If a raccoon has been active on or around your home, it is only a matter of time before they figure out how to get into your attic or crawl space.
RACCOON SOUND REPELLER
If you have raccoons raiding your koi pond, digging in the yard or messing with your garbage, set up our SOUND REPELLER. This machine uses ultra sound by default to chase small animals but for raccoons, you’ll want to use the “audible” sound. This sound you control which can be dialed up as high as 100 db (or totally off). The sound released is combination of prey birds and sirens that will scare raccoon instantly when activated.
Refer to our product page for complete device details since it has many options. Here is a quick summary of why this unit is a good option and well suited for certain animals like raccoons.
- It has an “audible” sound most any alpha animal does not like so they avoid it.
- It has a wireless remote control so you can turn it off/on as needed from afar.
- It has a day time only, night time only or 24 hour a day setting so you can have it active when needed. For raccons, it should be turned to operate during at night.
- It has the optional motion activated setting you’ll want to use so it only goes on when needed.
- It includes an AC power supply so if you can run it by plugging it into a power outlet.
- It can also be powered by batteries which can last several months.
Our sound repeller can be used to keep raccoons out of the yard. Plan on using one machine per 4,000 sq/ft of area. And since it will only impact animals in front of the device, you need to make sure you have a clear unobstructed view of the area you want to protect when setting up the machine. This usually means keeping it 1-2 feet off the ground.
For easy installation, MOUNTING BLOCKS are handy. They can accept 1 or 2 repellers (picture to the right) and have a 1/2″ hole on their bottom so they will easily fit over a 1/2″ piece of rebar or any other wood or plastic stake. Ultra Sound Repellers will work fine by themselves as long as you have a good place to set them up. But we highly recommend getting the Units with Mounting Blocks in the kits we offer. Mounting Blocks allow you to place units anywhere and they will save time too.
We also feature several accessories for our sound repeller including POWER CORD EXTENDERS (33 FEET AND 66 FEET), CIGARETTE LIGHTER POWER ADAPTER, ALLIGATOR CLIP POWER CORD and AC POWER SUPPLY REPLACEMENTS.
RACCOONS IN THE HOME
Raccoon will regularly move into attics, crawl spaces or other parts of the home seeking shelter. They will learn to climb up down spouts, cedar siding and other types of home construction leading to them into attics and other voids of the structure.
DON’T SEAL OFF ANY ENTRANCE HOLE UNTIL YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TRAPPED OUT ALL ANIMALS USING THAT SPACE.
If you try sealing holes without first removing the residing animal you are only asking for trouble. You may trap the animal or it’s young inside which would make a very angry and dangerous adult. If you know some raccoon who are residing somewhere in or around your home and you need to trap them out, we have several trapping options which are all proven and effective.
RACCOON LIVE TRAPPING
For small raccoon, use our LT111230 live trap. It is long enough to catch most raccoon. Trap placement only needs to be done alongside the path the target animal is using. This could be at the base of a tree it is climbing, on the roof, against the foundation wall, under a deck, on a deck, in a crawl space or even in the attic. It is best to place something heavy like a Cement Block on top of the trap to make it stable. Raccoon have been known to flip traps over attempting to get the food or lure inside. If using the trap inside, nailing it to rafters or planking works well to stabilize it from movement; heavy objects placed on top are easier to install on the outside and will work just as well.
RACCOON TRAP BAIT
Use either our LOGANBERRY PASTE or our SALMON PASTE as lure. Loganberry works well if you have found your targeted animal feeding on fruit, vegetables or other plants. Salmon Paste is the preferred lure if you don’t know what they want or if you have seen them feeding on meat or fish. Of course, if the target animal has been digging up your yard in search of grubs, get some of our GRUB BAIT. Raccoon love it.
RACCOON ODOR CONTROL
If the animal dies in the home, the dead body odor will be strong throughout the house and will last for several weeks to months depending on the size of the animal which died. Ideally, removing the body will speed up the process of eliminating the odor but this is not always possible.
The best agent to get rid of the dead body odor, feces and urine smell is NNz. .Mix 8 oz per gallon of water and apply the mixture to 500 sq/ft. Treatments will work immediately and NNz is safe enough to use in attics, crawl spaces, foundations and even on grass or shrubs.
To apply NNz, you can use a good PUMP SPRAYERS. These will apply the material in a spray form and with our adjustable nozzles you are sure to get coverage. If you have a large crawl space or attic to treat and cannot access areas where the raccoons were active, use a MINI FOGGER. This device creates a mist or fog which will float around treated rooms and voids. The fog will penetrate all areas insuring good coverage and odor elimination. It is a great help for those hard to treat attics and crawl spaces that no one wants to enter.
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