How to keep raccoons away from your property

Raccoons search for food, water, and shelter when they enter an area. They won’t have any cause to remain if they cannot locate any. Therefore, ensuring that raccoons won’t find what they’re seeking is the most effective approach to keeping them out.

These are ways to “raccoon-proof” your Connecticut home. 

#1 Remove any food sources around the property.

Raccoons are attracted mainly through food sources, particularly outdoor trash cans. So always check your garbage bins and make sure they are correctly sealed. You can use raccoon repellents to stop them from nibbling through the lids. Garden beds, fruit trees, pet food, and bird feeders are other food sources.  

#2 Use motion-activated sprinklers

Homeowners can purchase motion-activated sprinklers that can be found at Lowes or Home Depot. A surprise spray of water will discourage raccoons from loitering and keep them away.    This can be helpful near gardens and chicken coops. 

#3 Inspect your home

Walk around your house for possible entry points for raccoons in soffits, walls, chimneys, and vents. Once you’ve found them, seal them with raccoon-proof materials like wires, screens, hardware cloth, or caulk.  If unable to do this you should considering hiring a professional wildlife prevention company. 

Keep your lawn, gardens, and landscaping well-maintained, and trim the shrubs and trees around your property so that raccoons don’t have any place to hide.

#4 Repellents

Some Repellents are sometimes effective for keeping raccoons away. There are many different types of scent repellents available on the market, so make sure you choose one that is fits your needs.

Some of the most popular scent repellents include:


Coyote urine



Repellents like mothballs, ammonia, and capsaicin produce strong smells that raccoons may find unpleasant. Coyote urine supposedly works because it gives the illusion that a predator is nearby, and raccoons will avoid an area where they think they might be in danger.

You can also try to make your scent repellent at home, such as a cayenne pepper spray. It’s a simple and reliable raccoon repellant since they dislike spicy scents.

Professional Raccoon Removal

If you can’t deal with a raccoon invasion alone, we’ll be happy to help you remove the animals and help with repairs.

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