While some pest control companies won’t touch rodents, Apple Pest Control has natural wildlife removal services to keep the animal – and your family – safe. If you’ve noticed increased rodent activity, like raccoons, around your home, take a look at the four natural raccoon deterrents listed below:

Scatter or spray pepper

Spices like cinnamon, black pepper or cayenne pepper bother a raccoon’s sense of smell, forcing it to relocate to a more livable area. By mixing cayenne pepper and onion in boiling water, you can create a natural raccoon repellant. You can add hot sauce to the mixture, as well. To be effective, you’ll need to spray your yard and house baseline at least twice a week and any time it rains.

Soak rags in ammonia

Ammonia is another thing raccoons hate the smell of, so you can deter raccoons by placing it around your property. You can soak rags in ammonia and place them under your house, in the bottom of garbage cans and at the bottom of trees in your yard. You can also fill bowls with ammonia and place those accordingly.

Place mothballs around your house

If you think you may have a raccoon in your attic or under your home, placing mothballs will help drive the rodents out of your space. However, if left for long periods of time, the odor will start to soak into the surface and walls of the area, making you and the rodent both want to leave.

Call Apple Pest Control

If all else fails and you start seeing raccoons and other rodents like squirrels and opossums, give us a call. Our wildlife removal service is carried out with the utmost respect for the animals. We try to cause as little stress as possible to the animals while catching and relocating them. After we catch them, we help you make your home raccoon and rodent proof by installing gnaw-proof netting around you house.

If you want raccoons removed from your property safely, call Apple Pest Control today to set up an appointment!