Knocked over trash cans, ravaged gardens, and noisy nights are all signs that your home has become a target for the bandits of the natural world – raccoons. While some may enjoy raccoons and find them cute, you will find that you enjoy them significantly less when they are constantly tipping over the trash and spreading it around your yard. However, what has drawn these creatures to your yard in particular?
The answer is simple: food. Raccoons are opportunistic eaters and have a very extensive diet. They don’t necessarily hunt food so much as they just find and eat it. In the wild, snails and clams are easy targets for raccoons because they don’t move much, but these days, trash cans and the meals within are far easier to find.
Like most pest creatures, once a raccoon has found an easy and bountiful source of food, they will typically stick close by. When this happens, you can expect them to target your trash almost every night.
So what do you do if you have a raccoon problem? The common answer is to secure all sources of food. Pet food, human food, and edible food in your garden will all need to be protected. Unfortunately, while you can lock your trash cans and move your pet food elsewhere, you may not be able to simply keep a raccoon out of your garden. When this happens, they need to be physically removed from your yard.
If you have a raccoon that is targeting your yard, get in touch with our team as soon as possible. The professionals at Pest Solutions Termite & Pest Control are ready to come out and help you uproot a pesky raccoon that is likely wreaking havoc on your whole neighborhood. We can also provide advice on how to prevent other raccoons from coming in and making your yard their new home again as well. We encourage you to contact us today.