How to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard

If you live close to a wooded area or an area known to have a large population of raccoons, you are likely to encounter raccoons on your property. 

You may never actually see the raccoons themselves but will see evidence of the destruction they often leave behind. 

Here’s what you need to do to keep raccoons out of your yard. 

Steps to Take to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Backyard

1) Remove All Food Sources  These scavengers will rummage through your garbage, eat pet food, or even dig up your gardens. 

2) Track Their Paths and Secure Entry Point

Check around the perimeter of your home near the ground and roof for damage, especially leading to attic or cellar space that would provide an enticing home. 

3) Use Raccoon Repellents

Raccoons hate the smell of apple cider vinegar, Irish Spring Soap, and cayenne pepper. 

4) Use a Motion Activated Sprinkler

Using a motion activated sprinkler attachment can scare the unwanted animals away, even while you sleep. 

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