Raccoons, skunks, squirrels, moles, opossum, rabbits, snakes, and other wild animals are known to trespass and enter residential neighborhoods and properties in search of food and shelter. Although these wild animals and others are respected and cherished, we do not want them in our yards. This is because wild critters can cause a significant amount of lawn and structural damage to homes and properties.
If Inside, Call a Pro!
If you believe you might have raccoons or other wild animals in your home, act fast and call a professional animal exclusion company right away. If you live near wooded areas, you are at greater risk of wild animal problems. Fortunately, there are several methods and tricks a property owner can implement in order to prevent wild animal intrusion altogether. Continue reading to learn some homemade do-it-yourself recipes and formulas that can thwart wild critters from entering your property and causing damage.
Wild Animal Control
There are several house-based ingredients, solutions, and tools a person can use to prevent wild critters from intruding on their property and putting their homes at risk. For example, it is wise to set up mesh wire fences around gardens and other outdoor areas that might attract furry critters. Also, be sure to shut, lock, and cover all exterior entry ways into the home that would otherwise be overlooked; such as loose siding, air vents, garage windows, pet doors, soffits, and other similar areas. These tasks can at least prevent animals from entering your home or outdoor areas if they do get access to your yard.
Homemade Animal Repellant
The next effective do-it-yourself approach to wild animal prevention is developing a homemade solution to use around the perimeter of your front and backyard. There are so many household items and foodstuffs in a person’s home that can double as an effective animal repellant. For example, here is a list of ingredients, foods, and other items that can be used alone or in conjunction to thwart wild critters from entering your property:
- Cayenne Pepper
- Black Pepper
- Automatic Lights
- Sound Machines
- And More
One approach involves using water, peppers, and onions. Simply mix the ingredients together (maybe with a little cayenne pepper as well), and transfer the liquid into a spray bottle.
Spray the perimeter of your property with this solution to prevent animals from developing an interest in your yard. Another approach involves mixing together a combination of spices; such as black pepper, hot pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.
Next, sprinkle this mixture around your lawn to extinguish any animal curiosity. The spices and pepper spray mixture irritates wild animal’s eyes and skin; changing their minds in using your property as a home or feeding ground.