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Baboon Deterrents: 5 Ways to Protect Your Home From Baboons

April 25, 2016

If you live in an area plagued by baboons and have been unlucky enough to have had such an invasion, we don’t have to tell you how much damage they can cause. Baboon behaviour can cause havoc… They are smart and relentless and protecting your home against baboons can cause endless worry. Eliminate the baboon invasion threat with these 5 baboon deterrents, and enjoy more peace of mind.

 

1: Latch Windows and Doors

One of the best ways how to keep baboons out,  is to stop them from entering through windows and doors. You can do this by installing a window or door latch – such as LockLatch. This will allow you to leave windows and doors open and unattended so you get enough fresh air, but locked and closed enough so that baboons can’t get in.

 

2: Be Ready With the Hose

Want to know how to scare baboons away? Water is a big baboon deterrent, and offers a cheap and effective way to protect your property from future baboon plunders. Use your hose or a big water gun at a safe distance to spray baboons on your property borders or in your garden to chase them away.

 

3: Go Electric

If you have the budget, electric fences are an effective way to protect your property from baboons. They are one of the best baboon deterrents, but be sure to use the correct current and have the fence constructed property so that you are protecting your property without compromising on safety.

 

4: Baboon-Proof Your Dustbins  

Baboons are attracted to your organic garbage and may come onto your property in search of tasty treats. Remove the threat and protect your home from baboons by baboon-proofing your dustbins. Separating your organic garbage into a separate container, not accessible to baboons. is a great way to repel baboons.

 

5. Pad Lock Everything

Following up from point four, padlock everything including your bins. We know by baboon behaviour that they are smart, have nimble fingers, and can open unlocked cupboards and bins with ease. Make it difficult for them to access these items as this will deter them from coming onto your property in future.

 

We hope these 5 baboon deterrents help protect your home and property from baboons and give you more peace of mind. You can also find out more at these very helpful websites and Facebook pages: Baboon Matters (Facebook, Website) and Monkey Helpline (Facebook, Website). Remember, if you do see a baboon pack on your property to stay safe: stand still and remain calm, be confident, back away slowly and don’t try to snatch anything back from the thieving baboon.  
Looking for other home protection and security tips, then check out our Home Security Tips post. Have some baboon protection tips of your own? Comment below or share them with us by emailing info@locklatch.co.za 

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