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How To Humanely Nudge Raccoons Out Of Your Garage

As weather conditions become colder, you may notice a larger wildlife presence around your property. When raccoons invade your home, they are looking for a dark and safe shelter to protect themselves and their young. For this reason, you’ll more than likely find raccoons hiding in darker space such as basements, attics and garages. Garages are popular because most homeowners use most of the room as a storage space, which gives raccoons several hiding spots. Additionally, most people do not typically frequent their garage after a certain time providing wildlife a dark, quiet and safe area to populate. As raccoons are not naturally aggressive they still will attack if threatened and also leave irreparable damages as well as carry several diseases. You don’t need to kill or harm the animals to get them out of your garage. Read this article for tips how to humanely nudge raccoons out of your garage.

Stink Them Out

You should never use poisons to kill or remove wildlife from your property. You can simply use particular smells that deter raccoons and influence them to leave your property. Try soaking rags in apple cider vinegar, putting them in a container with holes and placing the container near the location of the raccoon’s hideout. The smells may not be the solution that ultimately nudges raccoons out the door but mixed with bright lights or loud noises it will altogether get them to seek another shelter away from your property.

Deter With Noises

Raccoons want a quiet spot because quiet means there are no predators present that can threaten their safety. You should not approach the wildlife and make loud noises directly at them as this could lead to them to take action. Try leaving a radio on with a talk show or louder music that may scare them away and look for another place to take shelter.

Use Bright Lights

Raccoons are nocturnal creatures meaning they thrive at night and feel more comfortable in the dark. A way to frighten the raccoons away from your garage is to use bright lights. It may not be ideal, but try leaving the lights on in the garage all day as raccoons are not fond of bright lights. It’s important to remember to use fire-safe lights especially is using extension cords to ensure everyone’s safety.

Block Hiding Spots

If your garage is cluttered with several items and you notice it’s common grounds for wildlife, try cleaning up the space and make sure you do not store your garbage there as well. Look for and block any crawl spaces or holes that can allow raccoons to go in and out of the garage as well as places to hide in. When doing so, be sure you do not block off any areas until all wildlife has been removed. You may accidentally separate the mother from her young and potentially kill the babies.

Call Raccoon Removal Services

Raccoons can be a nuisance but removing them yourself can result in unnecessary injuries or damages. Here at Wildlife Control Services, we always strive to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts. One area that Wildlife Control Services focuses on is Integrated Wildlife Management or IWM. IWM means looking at the whole picture in a given situation and combining several strategies for eliminating the problem. We offer quick and effective raccoon removal so you can get back to what you do best.

If you want to learn more about professional raccoon removal, call Wildlife Control Services today at 860-236-2683.