How to Keep Wild Animals Out of the Garage

How to Keep Wild Animals Out of the Garage

As an animal control professional, I get an amazing number of calls from people looking to get rid of raccoons in garage areas. Skunks, possums, squirrels and even chipmunks also seem to have a knack for finding their way into garages in search of food, shelter or a nesting place for their young ones. Over the years, I’ve learned that when it comes to knowing how to get rid of raccoons in a garage, or any other nuisance animal, all-natural animal repellents can provide a smart animal control solution.

One Example of How to Keep Squirrels Out of a Garage by Using Repellents

My neighbor Frank needed to know how to get rid of squirrels in his garage before they turned it into their own customized squirrel habitat! It seemed that no matter what Frank did to keep squirrels from getting in, including sealing all cracks and making sure the garage door remained closed at all times, he’d always see them scampering about whenever he entered the garage area.

When Frank informed me of his dilemma, I recommended he try Havahart® Critter Ridder® right away. Critter Ridder® is available in easy-to-apply liquid and granular formulas consisting of capsaicin, black pepper and piperine. These three powerful, all-natural ingredients combine to impact the animal’s sense of taste and smell. When the critter tastes or touches the product, it receives an unpleasant burning sensation that drives it away and keeps it from coming back. One application repels squirrels, skunks, chipmunks and other nuisance animals for up to 30 days.

Frank No Longer Has a Squirrel Problem in His Garage

I instructed Frank to spread Critter Ridder® granules around the outside of his garage to form a defensive perimeter. He also sprayed the liquid formula on the garbage cans he kept inside. It wasn’t long before the squirrels in Frank’s garage were a thing of the past. He’s also pleased that he now knows how to get rid of raccoons in his garage, along with other common pests, in a humane and environmentally friendly way.

Critter Ridder® Makes My Job So Much Easier

I always make sure I have plenty of Havahart® Critter Ridder® with me when I’m on the job. Whether you need to know how to get rid of a skunk in the garage, or other typical problem animals such as raccoons or squirrels, Critter Ridder® is an easy animal control solution that repels pests humanely and effectively.