Tired of raccoons causing chaos in your backyard?
Raccoons be gone!
In this post you will learn how to Raccoon-proof your home and yard with eight things raccoons despise.
Raccoons are wild animals that have adapted to live near humans. They are known for their intelligence, curiosity, and opportunistic behavior. However, just because raccoons are adaptable, it doesn’t mean they like everything about human-occupied areas. In fact, there are certain things raccoons hate the most. Understanding what these things are can help you keep raccoons away from your property and avoid potential conflicts.
Here are eight things raccoons hate the most:
- Predator Urine
- Hot Pepper Sauce
- Peppermint Oil
- High-Pressure Water Sprays
- Bright Lights
Raccoons have a strong sense of smell and they are able to detect the presence of other animals in their environment. One of the things that raccoons hate the most is the smell of predator urine.
Predator urine, such as that of wolves or coyotes, can be used as a deterrent to keep raccoons away from your property. When raccoons smell predator urine, they become frightened and will avoid the area.
This is because they associate the smell with danger and the possibility of becoming prey.
Raccoons also dislike the smell of ammonia. Ammonia is a powerful cleaning agent that can be used to clean and disinfect surfaces.
When used in a concentrated form, the smell of ammonia can be overwhelming and repel raccoons.
Ammonia can be placed in a spray bottle and used to spray around the perimeter of your property or in areas where raccoons are known to congregate.
Hot Pepper Sauce
Raccoons also dislike the taste and smell of hot pepper sauce. Hot pepper sauce is a natural deterrent that can be used to keep raccoons away from your property.
The capsaicin in hot pepper sauce causes a burning sensation in the mouth and nose, which raccoons find unpleasant.
Hot pepper sauce can be mixed with water and sprayed around the perimeter of your property or mixed hot pepper sauce with bird seed for bird feeders.
Raccoons will learn quickly to avoid the hot bird seed, but birds are not affected by the hot sauce.
Garlic is another natural deterrent that raccoons dislike. The strong smell of garlic can be used to repel raccoons.
Crush some garlic cloves and leave them in containers. Also, garlic can be minced and placed in a mesh bag
and hung around the perimeter of your property or in areas where raccoons are known to congregate.
Peppermint oil is a natural deterrent that raccoons dislike. The strong smell of peppermint can be used to repel
raccoons. Peppermint oil can be added to a spray bottle of water and used to spray around the perimeter of your
property or in areas where raccoons are known to congregate.
Raccoons are sensitive to noise and they do not like loud or sudden noises. Using a loud noise maker or a motion-activated noise maker can be an effective way to repel raccoons from your property.
Noises raccoons hate are loud music, shouting, a megaphone, rattling cans or pans, noise makers, fireworks, cow bells, air horns, banging pots, and barking dogs.
Loud noise can make raccoons feel stressed and they will also avoid areas where there is constant noise.
The noise will startle them and make them feel uncomfortable, causing them to leave the area.
High-Pressure Water Sprays
Raccoons also dislike being sprayed with water, particularly high-pressure water sprays. High-pressure water sprays can be used to repel raccoons from your property.
The pressure of the water will startle them and make them feel uncomfortable, causing them to leave the area.
Raccoons are nocturnal animals and they are sensitive to bright lights. Using bright lights around your property can be an effective way to repel raccoons.
The bright lights will make them feel uncomfortable and cause them to leave the area.
This is particularly effective if the lights are motion-activated, as the sudden movement of the lights will startle them.
In conclusion, raccoons have aversions to many different things, including predator urine, ammonia, hot pepper sauce, garlic, peppermint oil, noise, high-pressure water sprays, and bright lights. These natural and easy to use deterrents can be used to keep raccoons away from your property without causing harm to the animals. To learn more read my post on the 22 Best Ways To Get Rid of Raccoons.