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raccoonsRaccoons as cute and furry as they maybe, but they can cause lots of damage in your garden and destroy fishponds in case you have any. They are intelligent and can easily get into your house and should your house be having overflowing garbage cans that is a reason enough for them to come in. They can eat just about anything. They are nocturnal feeders. They invade your garden eat your sweet corn, peas, potatoes and so many other things. They love gardens because, in gardens, they easily access food. These pets if you let them be, they will so easily take over your garden. You might consider stopping them either by yourself or by professional raccoon removal Toronto company. Below are very easy to follow tips on how you can stop these devastating things.

Ensure there is no food source anywhere near especially if your home is near the garden. This includes pet food, as well. Have garbage cans with lids that can be locked. Your pet doors should be shut at all times. If there are any holes on the roof or anywhere else where raccoon can come into your house through, it is time to have them sealed. With no food source around your garden, raccoons will have no business coming. Around the perimeter of your garden, carefully spread newspapers all round and put mothballs on them. The mothballs repel them away and hence cannot get into your garden. Noise can scare raccoons away, as well. At the middle of your garden, set a radio tuned to a rock station and leave it there all night long. That will scare these pets away. Light is also known to scare them away. A very bright lantern will most definitely work They are not comfortable with sunlight and so cannot handle too much light as well.

You need a very good fence around your garden. Having in mind, you dealing with some very intelligent creatures and not any kind of fence will keep them out of your garden. An electric fence would be the best choice in this case. They cannot walk on squash vine that is prickly and so by planting squash around your plants in the garden. you keeping raccoons away.

Shoes and clothes that smell of human perspiration are enough to scare these creatures away. Try hanging them in your garden. They prefer invading gardens with short plant varieties and so by growing tall plants like kandy korn and silver queen you are of course discouraging them from your garden which is exactly what you aiming at If these creatures persist, trap them. It becomes very easy to trap them with bait because they eat just anything. You can use ears of corns or even whole peanuts as bait.

Do you have a dog that can guard your garden overnight? If you do, save yourself lots of corn. Let your dog helps you to keep raccoons away. You should not let raccoons take over that garden you love so much Try one of these many ways and one will most work for you.