Asked by: Manea Fradiquepets cats
How do I stop raccoons from climbing my fence?
Last Updated: 11th May, 2021
- Attach plastic or metal spikes to the top of your fences.
- Electrify the fence with a minimum or one and preferably two "hot" electric wires at the top of the fence.
- Cut all tree branches that hang over fences or which come close enough to a fence that a raccoon could leap from the branch to the fence.
Click to see full answer.
Just so, what kind of fence keeps raccoons out?
A low, two-wire electric fence can be very effective for excluding raccoons from sweet corn, melons, and other highly preferred crops. The two wires are fastened on evenly spaced wooden posts; one wire is 6 inches above the ground and the other is 12 inches above the ground.
Furthermore, how do I keep raccoons out of my tree? Grate a bar of naphtha soap in a food processor. Sprinkle the soap pieces on the ground around the base of the tree to repel raccoons. Re-apply ground-up soap every three to four weeks or more frequently during rainy periods.
Consequently, can raccoons climb a fence?
While baby raccoons will find it difficult to climb over 5-6inches wire fences, adult raccoons have been found to climb over fences higher than 8 inches in height. There seem to be no fence tall enough to stop raccoons from climbing over and gaining access to your garden, and even stored foodstuffs and pet foods.
What scent will keep raccoons away?