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How to Keep Raccoons Away from the yard?

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Raccoons are never a desirable animal to find in your garden. Although generally shy they can become aggressive, especially when cornered. It’s also worth noting that raccoons are known to carry a variety of diseases, including rabies, roundworm, and leptospirosis.

That’s why, if you have an issue with them in your yard, it’s best to get the pest control experts to deal with them.

However, there are several steps you can take to help keep these animals away from your yard in the first place.

Check Access

Your local, reputable, pest control firm should be happy to visit you and advise the weak spots in your yard that will allow a raccoon, or other pests, access. You can then take steps to eliminate these weak spots and prevent the raccoons from getting into your yard.

Trash

One of the biggest draws for any wild animal is a food source. In the case of raccoons, the rubbish outside your home is an exceptionally attractive offering. To make sure this doesn’t emit an enticing aroma it’s essential that all trash is placed in a sealed bin and preferably kept as far away from your home as possible.

Tidy

Raccoons, along with many …