I’ve waged a lot of battles against rogue raccoons over the years. These masked bandits are smart and resourceful, making them one of the more challenging adversaries for an animal control professional. Raccoons will eat just about anything; they’ll also help themselves to the plants and vegetables in your garden and the nuts and seeds in your squirrel and bird feeders. They can even use their hand-like front paws to open trashcan lids to make a meal out of your garbage. Enterprising raccoons have even been known to enter homes by turning a doorknob and opening a door! The good news is that raccoons can be deterred, but it takes a top-quality animal repellent to get the job done.
Other Interesting Facts About Raccoons
While raccoons can be relentless pests, they are also unique and fascinating creatures. Here are a few interesting facts about raccoons you might not know: