This information is from a Peppertree neighbor who voluntarily researched ways to deter wild animals.
PRORA does NOT endorse any products.
Do NOT approach wild animals- seek professional assistance with animal problems. Wear proper protective gear when applying chemical solutions.
Some options to consider:
1. Chemical Repellents:
2. Ultrasonic Repellent Devices: Certain pitches of sound are highly annoying for skunks and raccoons and can be a good long-term way of stopping them coming into your yard. While humans can't hear ultrasound, dogs and cats CAN, so if you have pets this may not be an option.
3. Lighting: the brighter the better. Raccoons and skunks like to hide so lighting up your yard acts as a deterrent because it makes it easier for predators to spot them. They will go out of their way to avoid bright areas while foraging.
If you've had success in deterring raccoons or skunks, please let your PRORA board member know how you did it. THANK YOU and good luck!
These PDFs are copies of the official PRORA newsletters and flyers distributed to neighbors.
They are listed by date communicated (Year and Month) with the most recent first.
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2020 01 Newsletter (pdf)Download
2019 01 Newsletter (pdf)Download
2018 08 Newsletter (pdf)Download
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