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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.

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Preventing Raccoons In Your Yard

Jennie Lucas

Raccoons are scavengers and will eat just about anything, get into anything and they have no boundaries. Raccoons usually run in packs, and with all of those raccoons running amok, it can cause a problem for you. They can do damage and if they have rabies or some other type of disease, they can be very dangerous for you, your family and your pets. To help prevent raccoons in your yard, read on for some helpful information. 

Use Lids On Your Trash Cans

If you keep your trash cans outside, make sure they have a lid on them. Never just toss out bags of trash without being in a can, and always use a lid on the cans. Raccoons have sharp claws and are very smart animals. They will tear their way into a garbage bag and push over trash cans. Make sure your trash bins have lids on them and that they seal tightly. If you keep your trash cans in your garage, make sure you close your garage up securely to prevent them from getting into your garage and leaving you with a mess.

Keep Your Yard Clean

If you have trash or yard waste piles in your yard, you're going to need to clean this up. A messy yard is going to attract all types of pests that you don't want including mice, roaches, spiders, opossums, and raccoons. Clean up your yard, remove waste piles, remove trash piles, and stack wood piles instead of leaving them in a heap where animals and pests can be hiding. Keep your yard trimmed and other landscape trimmed up as well.

Don't Feed The Wildlife

If you're one that likes to feed stray animals, such as dogs or cats, you need to stop. You aren't doing yourself or them any favors. They will keep coming back to your yard for food and stop looking for their own food. You're also going to attract wildlife animals, which can be dangerous to you and others as well. A bird feeder can be attracting wildlife to your yard including squirrels, chipmunks, and deer as well. It may even attract raccoons. If you are seeing raccoons and other wildlife in your yard, stop feeding the birds as well.

Raccoons are scavengers that can do a lot of damage and make a big mess. They will keep coming back if you don't do anything about them. If you are having a problem with raccoons, hire a wildlife control service for help. 


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