Gardens are a great source of nutritious produce right at your fingertips. But at night when they are unattended, gardens are like a free buffet for raccoons. If you are noticing that your gardens are being pillaged by nuisance wildlife during the night, raccoons are likely to blame. Not only are they intelligent and can remember where food sources are located, they have human-like paws that can prick, pry, pluck, and more.
If you want to stop nuisance raccoons from destroying your cherished gardens, continue reading to learn what you need to do.
Raccoons and Gardens
Why do raccoons love your garden? Because they are opportunistic feeders; they will eat meat, vegetables, fruit, grains, and even the Coco Crispiesâ they find in the trash can. As omnivores, raccoons will take great pleasure in eating everything your garden has to offer, from herb and cabbages, to cucumbers, tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, potatoes, mild peppers, corn, and more.
The best way to stop raccoons from pillaging your gardens every night is to implement certain environmental modifications. First, plant things that raccoons hate around the perimeter of your garden, such as spicy peppers, menthol, and marigolds. Then, you must remove all other attractions from your property that raccoons take interest in, namely food and water like bird baths, pet food, and squirrel feeders.
Once you have put these environmental modifications into effect, your next step is to consider some form of fencing around your garden. Chicken wire works well, but many homeowners do not like the look. Another options, as mentioned, is planting a fence of marigolds. Raccoons hate the sticky, prickly vines and foliage of marigolds, and will not try too hard to surpass them.
Another option is professional raccoon control services. Not only can a professional raccoon control company implement these same environmental modifications for you, they can also ensure that your home and adjacent shelters (i.e. barns, sheds, garages, etc.) are not vulnerable to invasion. They will inspect and seal all openings and vulnerable areas so that raccoons cannot enter inside.
Indianapolis Raccoon Removal and Control
Call 317-535-4605 for prompt and professional raccoon removal and control in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. We are DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control contractors who offer residential and commercial raccoon abatement services at the most competitive prices in town, including minor attic restorations for raccoon damages. Get started by requesting a free estimate, today.