Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Raccoons are like masked bandits sneaking into your yard after dark to cause mischief of one kind or another. They can tear up your garbage, spreading it all over your yard (and your neighbors yard), sneak into your garage or even into your house. These critters can be a pain to get rid of, so preventing them from thinking your home is your their home is your number one prevention task. See below for tips on what you can do to prevent raccoons from invading your space.
Clean Your Yard
Clean up your yard removing debris piles, wood piles and other piles in your yard that could be housing wild animals. If they're burn piles, then burn them. If it's anything that can be thrown away, then throw it away. Other yard debris can be taken to a compost site for composting. Keep your yard trimmed and clean up leaves to prevent other wild animals from making their way to your yard, which may also attract raccoons.
Keep Garbage Secure
Keep the garbage outside secure in a can with a lid. Raccoons can get into bags, so even if your garbage is in a plastic bag, they're going to get into it. Keep it in a secure can with a lid that is secure and tight. If need be, make an enclosure to place your cans inside, such as a locked bin.
Trim Back Landscaping
Trim back bushes and trees that hang over your home. Raccoons can climb trees and can use those tree limbs as an access point to get into your attic or elsewhere in your home. Trim these tree limbs or bushes to prevent this access. Trees hanging too closely can allow other pests access to your home as well, including carpenter ants, squirrels and chipmunks.
Put Pet Food Away
If you have an outside pet, be sure to pick up any pet food that hasn't been eaten. Even if you don't have an outside pet, but you keep food in your garage, be sure to put it in a secure container to prevent raccoons, mice and other pests from eating it and looking for more, or inviting all of his friends and family over to eat.
Raccoons may look cute, but they can be quite a pain to get rid of. If you've noticed any raccoons around your home, don't try to capture them or get rid of them yourself. Call a professional exterminator for help to remove them properly without anyone getting hurt.
For more information, visit a website such as http://molterpestandwildlife.com.