Its the Season for Raccoons

Get rid of Raccoon

If you’re familiar with raccoons, you’ll know the type of damage they can cause and the last thing you want is for them to hang out around your property.

Raccoons are probably one of the most clever and persistent suburban pests. With athletic abilities like climbing, swimming, jumping and running, breaking into your trash cans is a simple task for them.

Raccoons are nocturnal, which means while you’re sleeping, they’ll be wandering around searching for a meal. As omnivores, they’ll pretty much eat anything from fallen fruits, left out pet food to food scraps found in your trash bins.

  • Signs you have raccoons
  • tipped over trash bin or trash tossed about
  • damaged garden or fish pond
  • spilled or emptied pet food bowl
  • holes in lawn
  • tracks
  • droppings

Get rid of Raccoons Pest Conrol

How to get rid of raccoons

Protect your trash. Secure your lids with a bungee cord or something heavy like a cinder block.

Tidy up. Pick up fallen fruits, remove brush, trim overgrown trees or overgrown bushes. Basically, limit the number of hiding places.

Don’t leave food out. Bring in bird feeders or pet food that is left outside in the open.

Scare them away. Installation of motion light detectors or motion detecting sprinklers may be a good deterrent.

DIY Eco-friendly Pest Control 

Cayenne Pepper Spray

  1. Combine 1 small canister of cayenne pepper, 1 bottle of hot sauce, and 1 gallon of water
  2. Spray solution over your garden and bushes
  3. Reapply after rainfall

Repellent Spray (not for garden)

  1. Combine equal parts of dish soap, castor oil, and water
  2. Spray problem areas

If you’ve tried all of the above and is still experiencing problems, give us a call, we’ll be happy to come out and rid of them for good.


AANTEX Pest Control offers a variety of free inspections and serves the entire Bay Area.

Call our Brentwood office at 925-240-5100 to schedule your pest control consult today. 


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