These creatures of the night can be lovely in its natural environment, but when they break into human territory things change. Raccoons start digging in your garden, spreading garbage and stealing your pet food.
In order to keep them away, pest control products can be used at home, but a better option might be to use some homemade.
Some ways to keep raccoons out of your home
If you want to defend your plants against raccoons, follow a recipe approved by the Humane Society of Larimer in northern Colorado. In one liter of water add a small bottle of hot sauce or Tabasco or a can of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent for better adhesion. After the mixture is ready, spray it on your plants, trees and trash cans. Do not forget to wash all fruits and vegetables harvested.
Hot pepper spray comes from the city of Lakewood, Colorado and use a tablespoon of cayenne pepper, one chopped jalapeno pepper and yellow onion, chopped, boiled for 20 minutes in two quarts of water. When the mixture is cooled, strain through cheesecloth and pour the remaining liquid everywhere. It’s great against any wildlife if applied once every 3-5 days.
Other useful instructions
To keep raccoons out of your home, make sure you have not left any food in the reach of these animals by blocking caps away or put some bricks on top of it. Take all pet food and close all doors and ways of access to your home and hearth. But if one is entered into your attic or chimney, do not scare yourself, it is best to seek professional help.