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How experts say to get rid of raccoons

Raccoon on our deck this spring.
Raccoon on our deck this spring.
Photo by Ryan Ripp


  • Ryan 5 years ago

    I'm done with them too!

  • Leslie 5 years ago

    What a pain. My friend who lives in Charlestown, Mass., has them living under her bedroom! She's tried everything.

  • Susan 5 years ago

    We have a squirrely squirrel who steals bird food from our feeder. When I see him I open the back sliding door and slam it. He scurries away but is likely to be back in about 30 seconds.

  • Lu 5 years ago

    Fox urine powder -- bought at a local bird store -- seems to keep them away from the area where you spread it. Also, I've heard lots of smelly talcum powder can be effective. But they're too cute for me to chase them off!

  • sue 5 years ago

    They are "half heaven---half heartach"!!!They can really be pests,but can also be great fun---we had one for a pet( my dad
    used to hunt them and came upon a baby left alone)so we adopted
    it and it was the sweetest pet we ever had(that includes dozens of dogs), in fact our little dog used to romp and play with the raccoon---I have pictures to prove it! BUT---they have a habit
    of getting into things they shouldn't---that's a fact! It would
    collect our ear rings,etc. and hide them up in the the curtain rods---never for us to find until we did "spring cleaning". They
    also loved to rummage around in our garage as well as the neighbors and be very destructive! Good luck!!!!!!

  • Carol 5 years ago

    You've been probably driving them crazy since you moved in. They have been trying all the tricks to get rid of pesky people in their woods. Sounds like they might be finally making some headway. :)

  • Kathy 5 years ago

    HA! Carol, you are so right. Thanks for commenting, everyone. Lu, I will have to check out the powder.

  • Herman 5 years ago

    There always seems to be some kind of pest trying our patience.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I like coons. We have a family living in the sewer system on our bloock. I always get a thrill when I see them at night. Coons have to eat too. :)

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