While raccoons may look adorable, they are notoriously destructive. These nocturnal pests can destroy your garden, raid your garbage and harass your pets and consume their food. Raccoons are not scared easily and are quite tough to remove from a property. Although traps are available, homemade raccoon repellent recipes are an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective option to keep these pesky critters away from your property.
Make a solution by mixing a small bottle of hot sauce, such as Tabasco, with a gallon of water. Add one teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid to ensure that the solution adheres to plants, shrubs and other surfaces. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray on and around trees, shrubs and other plants. You can also spray around garbage cans and other areas where raccoons frequent. If you water your garden or its rains during the night, you will need to reapply the spray.
Take one tablespoon of cayenne pepper, one jalapeno pepper (chopped) and one yellow onion (chopped). Boil these ingredients in two quarts of water for about 20 minutes. Let the solution cool and then strain using cheesecloth. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray the areas where you want to keep raccoons at bay. Reapply this homemade raccoon repellent every three to five days to ensure continuous protection.
Vinegar works as an excellent raccoon repellent because these pests do not like its taste. Douse your garbage can with vinegar and place a few discarded foodstuffs, such as corn cobs, in vinegar and strategically place them around the garbage can. Raccoons will take a taste of the vinegar-soaked foodstuff and get turned off by the taste.
These are few homemade raccoon repellent recipes that you can use keep raccoons away from your property. In addition, ensure that you secure lids of trash bins, keep your pet’s food indoors and trim branches of trees that are close to the chimney and roof to discourage these pests. For raccoon removal and proofing call us: 647-977-5890