How Do I Keep Raccoons Out Of My Garden?

What scent will keep raccoons away?

Cayenne pepper is one of the natural raccoon deterrents and a great way to repel critters and pests. These pesky rodents hate the smell of this homemade raccoon repellent. It makes it an effective ingredient then, in homemade animal repellent sprays.

What do raccoons hate?

Raccoons enjoy the dark, so a strategically placed flashlight can be a deterrent. Because they’re also put off by strange noises, playing a small radio may help keep them at bay. Finally, raccoons hate the smell of ammonia, so leave a saucer full of the stuff (or an ammonia-dipped rag) near the creatures’ entry point.

How do you keep raccoons away naturally?

How to Make Homemade Raccoon Repellant

  • Ammonia: Put a bowl of ammonia in your fireplace to keep raccoons out of the chimney.
  • Spices: Sprinkle potent spices around your yard.
  • Peppers: Make a raccoon-repellant spray by boiling two quarts (about two liters) of water with a tablespoon of cayenne pepper, several hot peppers and an onion for 20 minutes.