Grubs and animals can be a frustrating combination for a homeowner, that's for sure. Animals such as raccoons and skunks can cause significant damage on Innocent lawns, as most are nocturnal and do their damage when there isn’t much chance of preventing it. Many home remedies and retail products claim to correct or prevent this problem from happening, but most are ineffective and some can even make the problem much worse. Here are some steps to help get rid of raccoons and skunks making a mess on your lawn in search of white grubs.
Remember; while you are enjoying your lawn by day, other creatures are enjoying it at night. Don't let this happen, folks!
Install motion sensor flood lights that turn on during the night and light up the area. Like the proverbial "deer in headlights," most nocturnal animals will want to pick a different place to feed once their peaceful feast is interrupted by glaring lights.
Like flood light, sprinkler systems can help scare animals away, too. Most animals don’t like getting wet and will avoid these areas once repetition sets in! Motion sensor sprinklers - similar to motion lights - are available and work well for deterring pests.
Spray skunk and raccoon repellents around the perimeter of your property to keep animals from coming. These products contain things like cayenne pepper and other ingredients that animals do not like.
Check your local municipality to see if trapping is legal in your area. Small trap/cages can be purchased and set out to catch animals. Baits can be placed inside to attract the animals. If the trap is successful the animal can be released and relocated away from the property.