Help! There Are Raccoons All Over My Corona Yard

raccoon sneaking out of a food box.

Living in Corona, California, gives you access to Southern California's beautiful weather and year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. One wildlife pest in the Corona area that also enjoys the local climate and environment is the raccoon, and without pest control in Corona, property owners may find these pesky animals camping out in their yards, rummaging through their garbage cans, and damaging their property. Allied Pest Control offers effective raccoon control services so you can start enjoying your yard again.

Are Raccoons Rodents?

Raccoons are not rodents; they are mammals. These medium-sized animals measure between 20 to 30 inches long and weigh anywhere from 10 to 35 pounds; they have short front legs and long back legs. Their most distinguishing characteristic is their black bandit "mask" around their eyes. Their fur is a mixture of gray and black (giving them a salt-and-pepper look), and their tails are striped. They are nocturnal, so they like to sleep during the day and forage for food at night. Raccoons are curious, adapt well to changing conditions, and are intelligent.

Because raccoons are curious creatures and "foodies," they often stumble onto Corona yards and wreak havoc. Certain factors around your yard can lure raccoons onto your property. Vigilant property owners who familiarize themselves with things that attract raccoons can do a lot to stop them from visiting and lessen the need for wildlife removal.

What Attracts Raccoons To Your Yard?

Local yards provide raccoons with everything they need for an easy life. A raccoon enjoys a comfortable existence if it has food, water, and a place to crash (nesting den). Unfortunately for property owners, these raccoons often gain easy access to all their needs in property owners' yards.

Things that can attract raccoons to Corona yards include:

  • Food: Pet food, birdseed, unsealed or open garbage cans, chicken coops, gardens, and fruit trees

  • Moisture: Fountains, standing water, fish ponds, pet water dishes, and leaky pipes

  • Shelter: Openings under porches, decks, sheds, and crawl spaces, as well as roof and vent openings that allow access to attics

Not only can raccoons wreak havoc on your yard, but they also carry disease and usher other pests onto your property. While these masked bandits may seem cute on television, they are not a pest you want on your property. When raccoons visit, homeowners need a quick response from a raccoon control company like Allied Pest Control; we can quickly and safely remove these unwanted animals from your property.

Simple Tips To Prevent Raccoon Activity Around Your Yard

Implementing simple prevention measures is the best way to keep raccoons in Corona from getting cozy around your yard. The more unappealing you make your property, the less chance you have of getting a visit from these destructive animals.

Simple tips for deterring raccoons include:

  • Inspect and repair any openings on your roofline.

  • Place a cap on the chimney.

  • Block off openings/holes around vents and under decks, crawl spaces, or patios.

  • Place outdoor trash in a secure location and ensure bins have tight-fitting lids.

  • Remove outside pet food and bird feeders.

  • Quickly pick up fruit from trees and place barriers around gardens.

  • Eliminate decorative water features.

Even the best raccoon prevention and control measures may fail when you have a curious, innovative, and adaptable animal like a raccoon. When raccoons take over your yard despite prevention measures, it's time to call in a wildlife expert from Allied Pest Control.

Complete Wildlife Pest Control Services In Corona

Allied Pest Control is a pest control company with more than 20 years of industry experience. Our family-owned and operated company cares about our customers and community; we deliver quality care at affordable prices and always make keeping your family safe our priority. Our wildlife pest control services use safe methods with Integrated Pest Management techniques that safeguard our ecosystem but eliminate pests. Have raccoons invaded your yard? Call Allied Pest Control today to receive a free quote for raccoon pest control.