Raccoons are not really wild animals. They are urban animals. Raccoons are far more common in cities and suburbs than they are in undeveloped natural areas. Thus, raccoon-human encounters are very common. Raccoons are smart, curious, and agile, so in short, there's really no way to simply keep them away. Free standing Portable Electric Fencing effective at keeping raccoons out of gardens and fish ponds
How to stop raccoons from digging up the lawn?
If raccoons are digging up your lawn, it’s usually because you have a problem with grubs living in the soil which gone untreated will cause patches of your lawn to die off. Although an electric fence is an effective deterrent to keeping the racoons off your yard it is only a temporary measure and doesn’t solve the underlining cause. To fully address the situation, visit your local garden center for a grub treatment solution than once the grubs are gone the raccoons will stop visiting and digging up your lawn.
Raccoons will often pull up freshly laid sod because it is easy to do and hides a lot of tasty bugs underneath so in this situation an electric garden fence kit or rabbit netting can be used to keep racoons and other animals off your new lawn unit roots have been established.
Raccoons can carry the deadly disease rabies and many also have parasites so it’s best to avoid attracting them to your yard. This means securing any food attractants like garbage, bird feeders, and fish ponds electric fencing can be an effective tool at keeping your yard free of racoons.
For smaller animals, such as raccoons, single-strand electric fences can be installed in front of non-electrified fences or other obstacles. The shock is then delivered before the animal is able to climb the larger fence. All-in-one kits offer small gardens and backyard ponds an easy electric fence option.
Gallagher SmartFence all in one fence system
The Smart Fence is a 4-wire completely portable, instant electric fence that is easy to set up. Just add an energizer and a 3ft ground rod. It can be quickly setup around your garden, fish pond or other area you wish to keep raccoons out. This unit can also be used for blocking broken fences, temporary paddocks, hay bale protection, bear exclusion, and is perfect for use temporary fencing at horse, sheep and other livestock and wildlife including dogs, foxes, and coyotes.
Gallagher Electric Netting
Electric netting, complete with push-in posts, is one of the most effective deterrents for keeping raccoons away from specific areas – such as gardens, flow beds or fish ponds. Nets can be erected and taken down quickly and easily. Nets can be easily linked together to create a larger barrier. They are also an effective deterrent for keeping dogs, cats and rabbits out. The fence can be powered by either 110V mains, battery or solar energisers.
Electric wires can also be installed along existing fencing or buildings to deter them from climbing over into chicken coops. Raccoons are superb climbers and can scale conventional fences with ease. They may also use overhanging branches to bypass the fence. A "hot wire” and a ‘ground wire” at the top of the fence will greatly improve effectiveness.
Multi-strand, high tensile electric fences are mostly used when protecting highly valued resources, such as orchards or agricultural crops. More than other types of electric fencing, these fences require expertise to install.
Caution: It is important to recognize that electric fences are potentially dangerous to both people and animals. Their use must be in accordance not only with any local restrictions or ordinances but also with common sense. Electric fences should not be used in places where small children or pets could be shocked, and must always be well marked with cautionary signs. All electric fences require frequent inspection and maintenance—it’s important to keep surrounding areas clear to prevent plants from growing into the wires and shorting them out.