Is There Raccoon Poison/Deterrents? Do They Work?

Trapping a raccoon can be a long and excruciating procedure, and sometimes you might end up wondering whether there are some other options to getting rid of your problem. While trapping is the most guaranteed solution, you can also attempt to deter the raccoon in other ways.

There's no designated "raccoon toxin", and you may find that trying to poison a raccoon isn't going to address the problem as well as you might hope. Utilizing common household toxins to saturate the bait you’re using may wind up killing other animals in the area instead, including domestic ones. If you're attempting to poison a raccoon still inside your attic, this may come back to bite you because whenever they find a secluded location to pass away, you'll be left with a horrible odor which you may not have the ability to track down or reach.

Raccoons will come to your trap if you use peanut butter
Raccoons love peanut butter as much as I do!

You will find raccoon deterrents on the market that could sometimes do the job. The ideal time to use these is if you’re dealing with a mother and pups before they are completely settled in. You can buy male raccoon synthetic urine from any wildlife shop and put it on the primary entrance point. This isn't a guaranteed shot, and isn't anywhere near as effective as trapping would be; however, there are individuals who have had success with this method.

Many repellents are available for use around the exterior of your home as well. These are typically designed for your garbage cans or garden areas. While, not guaranteed, coupling them with other deterrent methods – such as flood lights or a constant noise maker – may help keep raccoons from creeping around your home. These aren't one-and- done applications and must be constantly reapplied.