The fastest way to rid a yard or an attic of raccoons is to remove or block paths to food sources. The Old Farmer's Almanac recommends starting by keeping birdseed sealed away at night when raccoons, which are nocturnal, are apt to feed.Continue Reading
The Old Farmer's Almanac suggests placing a radio tuned to rock music in the area where raccoons have been seen, turning up the volume and leaving it out all night to scare away raccoons. Bright lights, pinwheels and streamers all tend to frighten away the animals, as does the presence of human or canine hair. Some people plant prickly squash vines to ward off raccoons, as the creatures do not like walking on them. Other homeowners set live traps baited with food of nearly any kind and then release any trapped raccoons at least three miles away.
When all else fails, House Logic recommends calling a pest removal professional. Some areas have animal control officials who trap and relocate raccoons free of charge. Pest management companies not only remove raccoons for a fee but also inspect a yard or a home for possible points of entry. It is not safe to try to corner or touch a raccoon, as they have sharp claws and teeth.Learn more about Pest Control
To get rid of scorpions in the home, remove all clutter from indoor and outdoor spaces, seal any cracks in the home's walls or foundation, eliminate other pests that serve as food sources for scorpions and set commercial traps to capture or kill them. Scorpions are nocturnal arachnids that pose a danger to people because of their stingers.Full Answer >
Eliminating food sources is one way to reduce the presence of copperhead snakes. Copperhead snake control can take many months to complete and requires consistent effort until populations are reduced. Fencing can be installed to help reduce the snake's access to the property.Full Answer >
Repel wasps and bees by removing food sources, sealing entry points and using traps or repellents. If these strategies are unsuccessful, it may be necessary to locate the nest or hive and destroy it.Full Answer >
To naturally prevent and control pests, maintain lawns and gardens, and clean the home on a regular basis to remove the pest's food sources. Remove all water sources from the home and property. Control ants and cockroaches by spreading food-grade diatomaceous earth in the affected areas of the home. Use a vacuum to kill single insects, such a lone spider, or to remove isolated nests of insects.Full Answer >