Raccoon latrines are problematic. They smell terrible, they’re full of germs, and they get worse with time. Raccoons like to deposit their feces in the same locations, over and over, creating giant piles of waste. So, what do you do? The key is to remove what is attracting raccoons in the first place. Stop feeding the animals with what you have in the yard and make your home as inaccessible as possible. You can then use deterrents and clean up any latrines left. Call us for raccoon feces removal services you can count on.
Raccoon-Proof Your Home
Raccoons are attracted to areas where they can find food and shelter. As omnivores, they will feed on practically anything. Use secure, lidded garbage cans and store them in a shed or garage if you can. Clean up after your meals outside and avoid leaving any pet food out overnight. Pick up fruit as soon as they have fallen to the ground and protect your vegetable garden with row covers. Remove bird feeders. In terms of shelter, make the bottom of your deck inaccessible and fix any holes you find in the roof. Raccoons will stop visiting your property if there is no food to eat and no place to hide.
There is some anecdotal evidence that suggests that raccoons dislike the smell of garlic and cayenne pepper. Try sprinkling these around your garden, deck, and shed to keep raccoons away. You can also spray apple cider vinegar on your plants and garbage cans. Predator urine may also be an effective deterrent. You can purchase coyote urine and synthetic animal repellents in hardware stores. Flashing lights and irritating sounds may also keep raccoons away. Place motion-activated lights and ultrasonic repellents in the yard to encourage raccoons to stay off your property. There are hundreds of products available online.
How to Remove a Raccoon Latrine
If there is a raccoon latrine on your property, you should have it removed as soon as possible. Raccoon feces are full of germs, viruses, and parasites. Be sure to wear gloves, a mask, and rubber boots if you want to remove one yourself. Spray the latrine with a disinfectant, then scoop the feces up with a shovel or an inverted plastic bag. Double bag up the feces and throw them out in the garbage outside. Then, pour boiling water over the dirty surface to disinfect and destroy parasites. Throw out your gloves and booties, then scrub your boots clean.
Hire a Professional for Feces Removal
Getting rid of a raccoon latrine is easier said than done. It is also very dangerous as you may accidentally inhale or contaminate yourself with germs in the process. Professionals have the tools and disinfectants to remove latrines properly. They can get rid of the feces for you and disinfect the area thoroughly, removing all pathogens, parasites, and odours. Our technicians are trained and experienced in all forms of feces removal. We also provide permanent solutions to raccoon problems. Call us today and see how we can keep raccoons off your property.