Discover how to make the best homemade raccoon repellent with just a couple of items. Tell them that they have to look somewhere else to get their food and keep them from destroying your property in a natural way.


Raccoons are considered cute animals by most of people.

It is true that they have a peculiar look and if they wouldn’t transmit diseases they could be the perfect pets.

The three main problems when you have raccoons in your neighborhood are:

  • Raccoons make a mess with your garbage.
  • They destroy plants and gardens.
  • They might become a danger for children and pets.

Make a Homemade Raccoon Repellent Spray

It is really simple to make a spray to keep them away. As you might notice, this is really similar to other homemade repellents.

You are going to need: a sprayer bottle, 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of Tabasco sauce and 1 tablespoon of dish soap.

Mix everything inside the sprayer bottle and avoid eye contact with all the ingredients. The Tabasco sauce is what the raccoons hate the most, the dish soap is used to the mixture sticks better to the plants, furniture and any place where you pretend to use it.

This repellent should be applied once a week and right after a rainy day.

The only problem with this homemade raccoon repellent is that even if it stops the animals from lurking in your garbage and eating your plants.

Raccoons might still push down your garbage cans after they taste the spicy repellent. In order to avoid this, we recommend you to close your garbage cans every night and place some heavy weight on it.

Most of the times a medium sized rock will do the job.

Remember that this repellent is not safe to be used around pets as the Tabasco sauce might disturb them as well. This repellent is only meant to be used on the outside.

Maybe you would even want to use eye protection if you are applying it during a windy day.