Easy to identify by their black eye mask of fur, racoons are highly intelligent, adaptable gray animals that live as scavengers. Wherever they make their den — whether it’s a sewer, an attic or a shed — they’ll typically scout for food within a square mile of that space. They can be just as home in the wild as in the suburbs.
Most active at night and during spring, summer and fall, these pests can cause all kinds of damage to properties, from knocking over trash cans to digging gardens. In the worst cases, groups of raccoons turn attics or basements into their private bathrooms, spreading all kinds of bacteria and disease — not to mention ticks, mites and lice. If you’re unlucky enough to have a racoon infestation, you need powerful strategies for raccoon control — ideally, non-lethal methods that don’t require you to handle raccoons in any way.
By keeping raccoons away from unwanted areas to begin with, people are better protected and the hassles of poisons and traps are avoided. Bird-X offers electronic devices for raccoon control in attics, gardens, garbage areas, and more. Making areas uncomfortable and uninhabitable for raccoons is the most effective way to protect areas from raccoons.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons:
Bird-X offers 3 extremely effective raccoon repellent solutions developed through decades of field testing: the Yard Gard, Solar Yard Gard, & Nature’s Defense for outside areas, & the ultrasonic raccoon repellent Transonic PRO for inside spaces. For best results, we recommend a multi-sensory attack against raccoons.
Make outside areas uncomfortable. The Yard Gard and Solar Yard Gard are electronic ultrasonic racoon repellent options that use sounds out of the range of human hearing to irritate pest animals, repelling them from your property. The raccoons are not harmed by the ultrasonic frequencies emitted, but are rather encouraged to find more peaceful, untreated areas. These products are suitable for outdoor use in a residential setting & cover 3,000-4,000 sq. ft. These units include a setting specifically for pest raccoons, so you can effectively deter them using the “Raccoons” setting found on the units’ frequency dials.
Target other senses with taste and scent deterrents. Nature’s Defense All-Purpose Animal Repellent is a raccoon deterrent that effectively rids outdoor areas of over 20 kinds of pests, including raccoons. While this scent and taste aversion product is made with organic ingredients that create a scent barrier to repel pest animals, it is harmless to people, pets, and plants. Unlike other granule repellents, this product does not contain blood, urine or rotten egg – which means it will not attract predator animals like raccoons unlike other “all purpose” scent granules.
Prevent raccoons from nesting inside your home. Sometimes pest raccoons find their way into homes, causing damage, messes, and creating disturbances that could otherwise be prevented with the Transonic PRO. Keep raccoons away from your property with the Transonic PRO, an electronic device suitable for indoor and semi-enclosed areas, covering up to 3,500 sq. ft. per unit. The unit uses a combination of irritating ultrasonic sounds and audible sounds, effectively chasing raccoons out of areas you want to protect, such as the attic, garage, basement,and more. This device is suitable only in preventing raccoons from entering an indoor area.If the raccoon has already nested in your property, it can be incredibly difficult to drive them out – the most effective removal in these situations is to hire a professional who will use humane traps – then use a device such as the Transonic Pro to prevent more from entering. In order to deter pest raccoons, we typically suggest adjusting the unit settings to Sound Pattern “C” & Sound Volume “Loud.”
Why Use Humane Pest Control for Raccoons?
Using humane pest control ensures that you, your family, and your pets stay safe, while not upsetting the ecosystem or unnecessarily hurting pest animals. Using inhumane methods like traps or poisons can endanger other animals and your family, and can result in an even larger mess to clean. It also means no raccoons will be physically harmed, allowing them to feed on pesky rodents and other pest animal populations.