How to Keep Raccoons Away from Your House

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Irish Spring Soap is a Scent that Will Keep Raccoons Away

Raccoons hate the smell of Irish Spring soap. Scatter bits of soap in your garden and on your property perimeter. Instead of the scent of a ripe tomato or fresh ear of corn, the raccoon will smell Irish Spring, and decide your yard has no appeal.

No Food, No Water, No Problem

If you have pets with outdoor food and water bowls, store both indoors. You might be wondering, “Why the water bowl, too?” With an easy water source, raccoons have at least one good reason to stick around your home. Remove this source, and they’ll hit the road. Also, bird seed is another potential food source. If you have a bird feeder, store it every night, and sweep up all of the scattered bird seed on the ground.

Put the Trash Cans Inside

Kitchen waste can be appealing to raccoons. It can almost seem like knocking over trash cans is a sport. Store your trash cans in a garage or closed space. If that isn’t an option, be sure your trash containers have sturdy, secure lids. You don’t want the raccoon to have success with your trash as they’ll keep coming back time and again.

Consider Repellent Lights

At Nite Guard, we understand raccoons can cause major damage to your property. Our repellent lights have been proven to deter raccoons. It is a humane, environmentally friendly solution. Use our raccoon repellent lights to protect chicken coops, gardens, farms, and fish ponds.

Here’s what one of our customers has to say:

Thank you, Thank you! I have raised chickens for seven years and every year I have lost most of my flock to raccoons and minks. I have tried everything and nothing worked. I installed Nite Guards all around the barn in 2008 and now my chickens and goats are very, very happy…and alive! Thank you again Nite Guard!

D. Baker, Garret Co., MD

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You have an important decision to make. Protect your family and home today? Or, wait things out? When you make your decision, you can shop online for Nite Guard Solar lights and Nite Guard Repellent Tape.

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