While raccoons may appear cute and harmless from a distance or in pictures, they can cause serious problems for your Dayton home. Should raccoons be left to their devices for long, your Dayton home and yard can become seriously damaged. There are several ways for Dayton residents to deter raccoons from entering their yard and home. The first step Dayton homeowners can take to deter raccoons from entering your home and yard is to remove any available sources of food for the animals. Raccoons are smart and will return to your yard if they realize you have food available. This includes pet food, trash, bird food, and pet droppings. The best way to eliminate these food sources is to keep your yard clear of any pet food and droppings at all times. If you must leave your trash cans outdoors at all times, ensure your lids lock and can’t be removed by the raccoons.
Raccoons are known to hunt and be the most active during the evening hours when everything is dark. Strategically placing flood lights around your home can help deter the raccoons from entering your Dayton yard. The lights should be motion activated, so as soon as the animal enters your yard, the light will shine on and startle the raccoon. Raccoons also dislike loud noise, especially the noises made by humans. Use a small talk radio near your trash cans to deter raccoons from searching for food. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle raccoon control situations in the Dayton area. If wildlife finds a way into your Dayton home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations. All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for raccoon removal and control services for the Dayton area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.