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Blogs from January, 2021

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  • If you speculate you have a raccoon infestation, check out for raccoon footprints similar to human footprints but are only a few inches long. 
  • Droppings and scratch marks left at the trees or woodpiles are vital signs of a raccoon infestation.
  • If these signs are undetected, then look out for tumbled trash cans, trash-strewn across your garden, low growls, and hobbling noises as raccoons run along your rooftop or inside your walls.

Raccoons have incredibly dense underfur and sensitive and sharp paws. These critters have a knack for remembering tasks up to three years later. These curious pests will eat your ornamental fish, destroy your bird feeders, lay waste your backyard, eat directly through your drywall, and dirty your pool.

How To Eliminate Raccoon Infestation And Rodent Control In San Antonio?

  • Granular repellents present adequate security around flowerbeds, attics, sheds, and barns, while liquid spray repellants are ideal around trashcans, plants, roofing, flowers, trees, and bird feeders.
  • Keep a lid on your garbage bins and secure the tops with bungee cords or even cinder blocks. Twofold bagging food products can also keep raccoons at bay from smelling last night’s scraps.
  • Ensure not to leave any pet food outside, collect any fallen tree fruit, and secure your bird feeders at night.
  • One can stop a raccoon invasion through isolation ways like using metal flashing and metal mesh to cover all entry points into your home.
  • Installing electrical fences around your garden will also keep raccoons away. Clean up lawn debris like woodpiles and old logs that could be used as raccoon cover or shelter.
  • Place motion-activated floodlights, radios tuned to talk radio stations, sprinklers, and ultrasonic noisemakers will scare the wily raccoons. Scents like pepper, Epson salt, garlic, predator urine, and mint-scented garbage bags can also act as deterrents.

The most reliable way to drive a raccoon off your property is to bait a live trap with nuts, fruits, or other food items. Once the raccoon is in your catch, you can take it to a suitable place at least 8 to 10 miles away from your home. Since it is illegal in most states to trap and relocate raccoons without a license, it is best to leave this job to a licensed professional at a pest control company in San Antonio such as Accurate Pest Control .

We use one-way doors, animal repellents, and the best animal trapping methods to drive off raccoons from homes and businesses. San Antonio’s people can rely on for us to offer safe removal of raccoons without harming them.

Call Accurate pest control today if you have a raccoon infestation in your home.