Cooler weather is on its way, and with it urban wildlife, such as raccoons, are moving into area residences and businesses. How can you keep these smart, agile creatures away? The NJ raccoon removal experts at Stern Environmental have a few tips and tricks.
Physical Barriers to Keep Raccoons Out
Nothing short of a prison-grade fence will keep raccoons out of your yard. However, by sealing off easy entry points you can prevent them from taking over your attic. Raccoons fit in gaps as small as 4-inches, so sturdily securing openings around vents, soffits, and roofing is crucial. Heavy material such as metal flashing, sheet metal, or wire mesh should be securely attached to prevent raccoons from tearing off materials.
What to Do If Raccoons Gain Entrance
If raccoons move in, careful removal is essential. Though raccoons can cause serious damage, they also carry rabies and can become aggressive if cornered or with young. Luckily, many will move if given the chance. You can safely deter them with humane harassment tactics:
• Bright Lights
Place bright lights inside/outside their den.
• Talk Radio
Talk radio (not music) mimics human activity.
• Used Litter
This scent deterrent warns of predators.
Verify removal with a ‘newspaper test.’ Never attempt physical removal. If raccoons refuse to vacate, get professional help.
Raccoons making your attic a long-term residence? Move them out fast with the NJ raccoon removal services of Stern Environmental today.