Animals

How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Raccoons might seem like cute and cuddly little critters, but their tendency for mischief is well known. This trait is well-suited to the characteristic black, robber-like, mask on their faces. Whether they are raiding your garbage cans, invading your attic, or making a mess of your garden, raccoons can be a real headache.

As far as animals go, raccoons are crafty little buggers. Their resourcefulness is at its height when it comes to finding food and shelter. Raccoons can also harass outdoor pets, going as far as stealing food right out of your dog’s dish.
We know dealing with raccoons can be frustrating, so we’ve compiled this list to help make the process a little easier.

1. Use a Gun.

If you live in rural area, or somewhere where you can legally fire a gun, then you can use one to deal with your raccoon problem. Use a high-power pellet gun or a low-caliber rifle, like a .22, to deal with any troublesome raccoons.

2. Use a Lethal Trap.

Alternatively, if you aren’t able to shoot these uninvited guests, you can get rider of them a few other ways. Consider purchasing a body-gripping trap or other trap used to kill small mammals quickly and humanely.

While leg-gripping traps and the like are effective at killing small mammals, they can take some time in the process and might put the animal through more pain than you’d like (this can even be illegal in some places).

If you decide to use a lethal trap to deal with your raccoons, carefully follow the directions listed. If you’ve never set a trap before, ask the shop-owner or a local trapper for advice. Making a mistake when setting one of these traps can cause you to break an arm or lose some fingers, so take caution.

3. Raccoon Removal.

If you don’t want to kill any of the invading raccoons, then the only other surefire way to get rid of them is by physical removal. You can purchase non-lethal raccoon traps from many gardening or hardware superstores.

These traps are designed to catch live raccoons which can then be removed from your property. Keep in mind that raccoons will often find their way back to your home, especially if they have a nest or any food lying around. Take care to release any captured raccoons as far away as possible and a in a place where they can set up a new home.

Don’t try to handle any trapped or cornered raccoons – they are wild animals and WILL bite and claw you. To make matters worse, raccoons can carry rabies. If this is the case, a bite or scratch is all that’s needed to become infected with this potentially life-threatening disease.

If you don’t want to trap the raccoon yourself, call a local animal control center or someone who deals with wildlife removal. For a fee, they will come to your house, trap the animals, and remove them from your property.

4. Raccoon Repellants.

If a raccoon keeps getting into your trash or garden but really isn’t bothering you too much, then more drastic solutions may not be necessary. If this is the case, you can try keeping the raccoon away by using a repellant. These repellants come in a number of forms and range in their overall effectiveness. You might need to try a few to find one that works for your situation.

Several over-the-counter products containing fox or coyote urine are also available to scare away raccoons. These products are said to frighten raccoons using the scent of their common predators. Of course, these products wash away in the rain and decrease in effectiveness pretty quickly, so you may need to reapply them quite frequently.

You can also try spraying a diluted solution of ammonia to discourage raccoons. Mothballs, and radio transmitters which emit high frequency noises, are also commonly suggested solutions to raccoon problems, but their effectiveness is fairly limited.

To keep them out of your trash cans, buy a locking lid and use a bungee cord to help secure the top. You can also place a heavy object on the lid like a cinder block to prevent raccoons from getting in. Some people swear by baby powder on the lid, claiming that raccoons don’t like getting it on their hands. Double bagging your trash can also be effective as it helps mask any odors which attract raccoons in the first place.

Raccoons are crafty, and are good at breaking through any defenses you set up. You might have to try a few of these tips before you can get raccoons to stay away for good. The important thing is to keep at it until they go away.

How they mess with you.

The biggest problems from raccoons usually come from when they find their way into your home. In these cases, they usually break-in through the attic or chimney, but have also been known to use dog doors. Once inside your home, raccoons can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by pulling out insulation, tearing holes in walls or screens, and damaging air ducts.

However, the concerns with raccoon invaders goes beyond property damage. They can also be a serious health concern. When raccoons are living in your attic they have to do their business somewhere. As the urine and feces builds up, it will affect indoor air quality. Even worse, though, raccoon feces can contain some particularly nasty parasites like Baylisascaris. This roundworm can infect people and their pets and can be very serious if the infection spreads to the eyes, organs, or brain.

Know the Law.

According to the law, wild animals (endangered species excepted) that are damaging your property can be legally put-down. Of course, before resorting to this method you should first try to get rid of the raccoons using more peaceful means. However, if you’re at wits-end and are out of ideas, then this can be an effective solution to your problem.

Call your local wildlife authority or do some research before taking this step to ensure that you’re in the right. The last thing you want to do is add a monetary fine or criminal charge to this already difficult experience.

You’ve already taken a big step in researching possible solutions, now it’s time to put some of these in practice and see where they lead. Good luck.

About the author

Nicole Harding

43 Comments

  • I though we had tried everything! However, I just got off the phone with the local DNR; and talked with a very informative gal! I am encouraged, and anxious to see if the new tips/ tricks pan out! She told me that some people have had results with loud music, and bright lights in their attics! (That’s where “our” raccoons keep going, despite our efforts.)She also said many have had luck buying Gland Lure (Male Raccoon Pee…Man Made)and putting it onto strips of cloth (for use when you have a Momma with babies)in her pathway, and as close as you can safely get to her nesting ground…(My attic!) Male Raccons, have a tendancy to eat or kill the babies, and thus rattling Momma that “someone unwanted is sniffing around her home” while she is away. I am more then happy to share my results with any who care to find out if “the next steps” are the FINAL Steps!

  • I have had problems with racoons in my attic for a while and when checking for online ways to get rid of them, I find that most people are talking about trapping them or using repellants such as urine type or ammonia and radios set to talk radio. Not many people talk about using something called the Squirrel Evictor TM. This is a strobe which when mounted in the attic will get rid of squirrels, racoons and bats. They are not cheap but the damage that racoons do can be much more. The cheapest one runs $230 and replacement bulbs are around $40 but this is another humane way to get rid of the critters. To make sure that they are out of the attic so that you can seal their entrance up I read that putting flour or corn starch near their entrance so that you can watch for tracks to tell if they have returned will work.

  • I have notice two raccons on my root coming out of hole in the attic can I Call the state to remove them for free or is a fee charged for it?

  • Having heck of a time getting rid of racoons. Wildlife came x4 to remove but for some reason they ALWAYS RETURN to my home. Costing $50 per animal x6. Will try other methods but need most effective if not they will soon return….HELP PLEASE

  • I have about 4 or more racoons living underneath my house. Trying to get rid of them I have come accrosed diffrent ways to do so. I have used fox urine, ammonia rags, ect….. none seem to work after two months of trying. These Damn liitle creaters have torn all of my instalation out of under my house and have cost me a fourtune to fix! BUT the best way i seemed to get rid of them was to rent a trap from a local pest business and trap them! now I couldn’t relocate them cause of new laws! so I ended up killing all four of them and I had no trouble doing so!

  • They chewed a hole in my roof over my porch. We’re going to try chicken wire over the entrance, but I’m concerned that they’ll just chew another hole. I really don’t want to chicken wire the entire roof, but I need to do something NOW!!

  • I have a raccoon infesttation they are in my attic and get in there thrue my garden shed connected to the house they also DESTROYED IT!!!!!~every things on the ground. We tryed spooking them we woud go outside to the garden shed and with sticks literlly poke them!!! they didn’t move!!!!! they just sat there whatching us!!! One did bite the stick like it was tasteing it!
    then it just sat there and made a perrrring noise!!!we have 2 of them could some one please HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pritty plz.!!!!!
    P.S. did I mention they have accsesse to our house!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hi,
    i have problem with raccoon from past week now they comes in my back yard every night or at morning time and i have dameged in my grass only, they are 4 to 5 of them i called animal control but no one was able to do any thing cause they are out side of my house i spary critter ritter in my grass did not work it got wores now not sure what else should i do same on etold me to call weeds man and they will come and spray same thing cause i have grubes in my grass. any way can u guys please email me and tell me what else to do to get rid of it. i email u from canada pickerning ontario.please reapile soon

  • your local animal control might offer traps for free. here, we have to bait and set them but once the animal is caught, they will come and remove it for free. the only charge in florida is for the trap if it is damaged or lost. do not try to remove them yourself, they are very mean and can extend their hands/arms a very long distance. thier claws are vert sharp and long. they can also transmit a roundworm through their droppings that if not caught early enough in humans, can be fatal. the droppings carry eggs that are ingested through hand to mouth contact so it’s very important to wash your hands. do a search for raccoon roundworm. i haven’t found any on-line info regarding the necessity of using bichemicals for clean up but it is being suggested by the trapping company we hired for the animal removal.

  • Nothing works! The loud music just brought the police (politely amused at our tactics)to my door and I’m sure the little ratcoon buggers were up there dancing the whole time.

    The neighbor feeds them kibbles and bits every night and doesn’t see the problem as the are sooo cute.

    The little Bast%$&$ are living pretty comfortable on the storage landing under our coved RV parking attached to out home. It’s lit with a vapor light at night, it’s carpeted, completely out of the weather, and since they chewed a hole in the middle of our new $600.00 hot tub lid they now have that at their disposal. I should be charging them rent!

    If animal control won’t help me them I’m going to lace their kibbles and bits and hope they don’t drop dead where I have to smell their cute little rotting corpses.

    I’m terrified that we have been exposed to their worms and disease as we had been using the hot tub for a while before we realized we were sharing it with a family of 5 raccoons! They aren’t cute to me anymore, now they are just HUGE dog sized rats to me. I can hear them clawing at the wall behind my bed, they are trying to get into the attic if they haven’t already. I’m terrified to go into the RV for fear that they have gone through the roof vents and are camping out in side. Does anyone have any good get rid of for good snack ideas in case animal control won’t help me? I thought about giving the neighbor kids something to use their air soft guns on but I don’t want to promote children shooting at animals. Maybe I should borrow their guns and do it myself. Can you tell I’ve had enough?

  • I have raccoons in my roof, they are very annoying and I want to poison them the only thing is ,I don’t want them to die in the house. the only way to get rid of them is to get a professional trapper. they trap them and kill them so they won’t come back, it may sound cruel, but who cares! just like they have bear hunting season, they need to have raccoon hunting season. I say KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!.

  • I have a fountain in the front of my house that is now dry. The armadillos and raccoons are digging up my yard every night and the raccoon has started getting into the fountain which I didn’t mind but the other night he started using it as a toilet! I didn’t think animals would deficate in the water they drink but this little bugger sure did! With the worms they carry that can be transmitted through feces I decided to drain the fountain and see if he will go away. I’m having the yard company treat the lawn for grubs and hopefully that will end it. Does anyone know what a professional capture removal would cost?

  • After about two years and over twenty **** caught and released. I have come to the conclusion that I cant win. The **** that has entered my attic will not take the bait in any of three havahart traps. Im not sure but I beleive it may be one that I caught and released before. Bottom line is all the beautifull landscaping (trees and shrubry) are going to be cut down. For every **** I caught and drove thirdteen miles plus another would show up a few weeks later. But I would just like to let every one know the Havahart traps that I bought at a Menards (Hardware box store)for $35 worked very well. In all the **** ran straight out of the trap upon release with no problem. I always used heavy welders gloves for the release of the **** to add protction to my hands. Check the traps out and use tuna in the cans packed in water. Its cheap and it works.

  • I bought a 100 year old house with old porch which was home for rac****s and possums – lots of them.

    Tried everything mentioned above and more including smoke bombs and fireworks.

    Solution – and this works, promise.

    As per what Dennis said, purchase one of the square wire live traps – 35 bucks almost everwhere HomeDepot, Mernards, Lowes, Farm & Fleet for you Midwest folks. . google this “Havahart Rac****”.

    Anyway, here is my secret to my succes –

    Peanut Butter on bread. Just slab it on and toss it into the back of the trap and set the spring – your good to go.

    Now the real secret, rac****s are nasty little buggers, they hiss, they spit and cause a ruckus etc – so spend another 12.99 and get a rubbermaid standup garbage can – not the round one – the rectangle one. At the store, put the cage in the box into it so you know if fits.

    It comes with really nice big handle so when you have got one – and believe me you will get one or more everytime you set the trap – you just pick it up at the end where they can’t get at you at all – and slide it in.

    100% tree hugger safe – the **** is aok as you take him/her for a ride to the woods or river for release.

    Now, per the notes above, I also thought they kept coming back until I tried some Halloween Red Spray, washes out of hair easily and gave a few a quick spray to the tail – never saw em again.

    Since the buggers are group animal’s you could have 4X the amount of them around.

    Yep, most places get crabby if your caught dropping the buggers off at the woods or along the rail road tracks etc., they may threaten to fine you – but its very quick and painless to end up Rac**** Free in a matter of days. Once you get the hang of catch and release = I use a stick and leather gloves to open the trap and they are gone, I was catching one at dusk and one over night. Got 13 of them to the woods and now every once in a while I have one return and they are gone the next day. They can not resist the peanut butter.

    Good luck.

    I am now dealing with Bats in the attic.

    Remember, get the rubbermaid garbage can, it won’t roll around in your mini-van or car, keeps the smell under control and keeps a nice distance from you and the critters.

    This works on roofs, attic’s, basements – anywhere as they have to pass the trap to get to your place.

    Invest 50 bucks here or spend 400 with a pro, same results.

  • Read the post entitled “Been There and Done it and Raccoon Free – almost” dated jan 31 2008.
    His/her method works a treat. I’m a real wimp when faced with a growling, spitting, lashing racoon in a cage. The real genius of this method is to slide the whole thing, cage and angry racoon, into the garbage can. Then you can safely pick it all up and load it into your vehicle.
    There was no way I was going to attempt to pick up that cage, he was a nasty bugger, but when I slid the cage into the can, he just calmed right down. I found the best method was to keep everything level, just tilt the cage slightly and slide it horizontally into the plastic garbage can. Close the lid and you can safely pick up the can, still keeping it flat and level, and load it into the car.
    Genius.

  • No Genius John – the other big benefit is that if the critter lets loose and pee’s – its in the can (pun intended) it does not stain your carpet in your car/truck.

    Its amazing how much a “nasty-one” can hiss and growl at you when they are in the cage. Other ones just look goofy like they could not believe they fell for the trap trick.

    Again, all you have to do is pick up the cage by the end past the door and slide it in the can. You don’t have to touch the handle area where they are trapped at.

    I have it up again as I type this as with spring coming they dug under the porch and have a new entry.

    Good luck.

    PS- my wife is curious what comes under or if you have kids one fun thing to do is put 1/2 cup of flour spread out by their entry hole and you can see the tracks they leave and look it up on the internet.

  • We have at least 2 possibly 3 raccoons living, again, in the soffit on one side of the house. Last Fall, we had a wildlife service come out, set traps and he caught 1 raccoon. Cost us $100.00+ for setting the traps, maintaining the traps and one removal of the animal…$20 for each additional. Well, caught one and after a few weeks of no taking, the guy removed the trap(s). A week or so later, I heard noises again in the same area. Called and because it was such as short time, did not have to pay for set up….this time, in addition to the cat food, I threw in a piece of bread, or a cookie, whatever I had available. Caught another…this time a female.

    We then went a few months with no activity until this past weekend. We were awoken by what I thought was a thundering heard of buffalo in the soffit area, right outside our bedroom wall. There was thumping and bumping and squeeling. Groan, we have more. Because it was Sunday and because we cannot afford set up again in addition to removal, we bought a trap and are going to try doing this ourselves with the helpful hints of the garbage can. I am going out this AM to find the can. I just worry, that now, because it is spring, maybe we will be ridding ourselves of the Mom, but the kits may be left behind. With the rumbling we heard, I think they are not very tiny, but I worry, will they just up and die or might they be old enough to start foraging on their own and be trapped? We can release them @ a wildlife center at least 10 miles away.

  • Two outdoor/semi feral cats sleep in an insulated cat house in my back shed. Recently a young racoon has decided it’s a good place to sleep and the cats are afraid to go into what has been their home. Any ideas on how to get the guy to vacate without harming the cats?
    Thanks.

  • Please call wildlife experts or rescue people to come and trap. So many times they will be able to help. It is not necessary to kill or poison. They are just looking for a way to exist in this world just like we all are.

  • I’ve had a raccoon in my attic for almost a week now. Set out a large trapping gage and just threw two marshmallows into the front of the cage. Well I went up in the attic this morning and the two marshmallows were gone and the cage was still set to go off.
    I went to work and found out that they probably just reached in and grabbed the marshmallow and left. Now I have wrapped three marshmallows with a nylon zip tie, and strapped the zip tie to the bottom of the cage. We’ll see whats there in the morning.

  • WE HIRED A TRAPPER A WEEK AGO WHO PLACED THE TRAP COMPLETELY OVER THE HOLE. HE CHECKED IT FOR 5DAYS, AT A COST OF $350.00 PLUS TAX. WE CAN HEAR THE MOTHER RACCOON AND THE CUBS AT NIGHT-YET SHE NEVER CAME OUT. NOW HE TELLS US THAT SHE MUST BE GETTING IN ANOTHER WAY. SO HE HAS NOW SECURED ALL POSSIBLE ENTRIES, AND LEFT THE TRAP OVER THE HOLE. ONCE HE GETS THE MOTHER, HE’LL NEED TO CUT OUT THE DRYWALL INSIDE TO REACH/RESCUE THE CUBS-THIS TO THE TUNE OF AN ADDITIONAL 700.00. SO NOW WE WAIT! IF WE’VE LEARNED ANYTHING THROUGH ALL OF THIS-IT WOULD BE TO HAVE YOUR ROOF CHECKED ALONG WITH AIR DUCTS AND CHIMNEYS, TO MAKE SURE THE SCREENS REMAIN INTACT. IF YOU LIVE IN A WOODED AREA AS WE DO.

  • Shoot ’em. A good Daise pump BB gun with 22 cal. pellets works great if you don’t like or can’t use a fire-arm. No hissy attitude issues dealing with a dead ‘coon, and they won’t ever come back.

  • Today, April 7, 2008, I caught raccoon #12 on my back porch. I have been catching them since late 2007. I use a Havahart cage trap because I didn’t want to harm them, but now I am so angry that the niceness stops. They have caused so much damage in my ceiling: ripping up the insulation, defecating and, when they urinate, it runs down the ceiling and down the walls onto furniture, lamps, picures and carpet. Walls now have to be repainted, carpet steam cleaned, and a large section of my beautiful cedar ceiling taken down to clean out the filth and damage inside. I hope my homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage because there is a lot of it. But until I am sure that they are out of the ceiling, though, I cannot patch the entry hole they have torn in my chimney (it is a cedar house) because that will only trap them, where they will die, then the stink will be worse. Their feces and urine have already made my living room stink. Raccoons are nasty pests, not the cute wild animals that people seem to think they are. Everytime I have caught one in the trap they hiss and growl at me, no surprise there. So far I have taken them far away to a large park to release them. But they are nasty monsters and if I can’t get the problem resolved by humane means, I will start killing them without any regrets, that’s just how angry I am at the damage they have done to my house.

  • If you are having a problem with the raccoons getting your bait from the trap without the trap going off, smear some peanut butter on the bottom part of the trap. We have had a trap set for 4 days, every day the bait is gone without trapping the animal. We then set it with the peanut butter and caught one that night.

  • I JUST GOT ONE IN THE HAVAHART TRAP WITH PEANUT BUTTER. THE THING TOOK OVER MY OUTSIDE/HOMELESS CAT DOGHOUSE THAT SHE LIVES IN FOR A WEEK. HE WENT FOR A RIDE AND I BELIEVE HE IS ON THE 18TH HOLE AT EISENHOWER PARK, EAST MEADOW, NY – I HOPE IS WAS WEARING THE CHECKERED PANTS I SENT WITH HIM !!!

  • We bought a trap yesterday & the cat food didn’t lure her. Drats. Wish we’d checked this site first. Last night my husband got up in the attic & sure enough the babies (5) were way down in the ceiling area that he found difficult to reach. With shovel in hand & an old kitty litter container w/plastic lid, he was able to scoop up the babies & put ’em into the container. Ended up taking them out into the countryside & let ’em out of the container. We’ll try the peanut butter in the trap tonight unless my husband decides to take a BB gun up there & hunt down mama. She’s already digging up there @ 8 AM. A roofer looked at our eaves where mama came in & recommends getting someone out to secure down all the eaves w/a block of wood or some sort of repair work so we don’t get more of ’em. I do recommend wearing a painter’s mask/etc. when digging in the attic. Hard to breathe between the raccoon waste & insulation. Nasty stuff.

  • I have a family of racoons in between my attic floor and second floor ceiling. Now what should I do to get them OUT!! My ceiling is destroyed and it smells like a Zoo. How can I save my home without harming the things??? What do you do when you don’t have thousands of dollars to have them removed? There must be a better way of doing this. Any suggestions would be greatful.

    Thanks

  • WE HAVE ABOUT THREE RACCOONS STUCK IN BETWEEN ARE ROOF OF ARE PORCH
    AND THE CEILING TO THE PORCH I’M NOT SURE HOW TO GET THEM OUT OF THERE THE GAME WARDEN TOLD ME TO USE A FLASHLIGHT AND A PAN WITH A
    SPONGE WITH AMMONIA CLEANER AND A PORTABLE RADIO TURN THE RADIO ON A HARD ROCK STATION I SHOULD PUT THE STUFF OUT AT NIGHT SHE SAID THAT WILL GET RID OF THEM
    I KNOW DANG WELL THERE NIGHT CRITTERS I’M SCARED BECAUSE I HAVE A 4 YEAR SON THAT LIKE TO PLAY ON THE FRONT PORCH AT NIGHT AND I AFAIRD HE’S GONE TO GET ATTACK SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME
    THANK YOU
    THE WARFIELD FAMILY IN OHIO

  • Bwast the little suckers to smithereens. Little ones grow up to be big nuisances.
    I am dealing with a big a$$ coon in my duct work right now. Why if I had a gun I’d ….

  • Not much of a tip, but would like to know how to keep them out of my chicken coop. I have lost 8 chickens in the past 3 weeks. We have our fence over 6 feet tall and the coons still get in. Would appreciate any good advice other than using a trap, we have cats.

  • I’m a fur trapper. I can catch any raccoon in any house or yard anywhere and not catch your pets. However we are slandered everywhere by arrogant animal lovers and an ignorant general public. We can’t trap anything in most cities unless we are licensed and certified by the fools in government you all voted for. Of course it’s all for the publics protection we are told. My little traps that I can snap on my own hands, they say may harm your children and pets. I once caught 15 raccoons behind a farmers barn and never caught one of his 30 barn cats. Well you all think we are so cruel and inhumane, now you can deal with your stupid raccoons yourselves or pay big bucks for some company to remove the filthy beasts that I would have removed free every trapping season. Ain’t government wonderful?

  • Hey i have a racoon problem last night they were fighting my dogs!
    i am scared that they might have rabies and infect my dogs
    so wat do i do? should i just call the animal control people?
    or should i just blast them myself?

  • We also had raccoons in our attic. We learned our home owners insurance covers some of the damage. Raccoons are not rodents (rodents are not covered by most insurance). They are considered a health hazard. Hope this will help others.

  • I need a waterproof repellent for raccoons. I have them under my back deck and they are eating my tomatoes. Thanks for your help. 🙂

  • We are baffled as to why we have coons on our roof. There is absolutely nothing for them up there. The chimney is completely blocked off so they can’t get in there but they go up on our roof and crap all over it. They’re using it as their personal toilet. We’ve been unsuccessful trapping them too. We know it’s coons because we’ve seen them up there at night and scared them off. Any idea how to get rid of them??? I’d love to poision the suckers myself!

  • Just discovered racoons had infiltrated the roof over the kitchen this evening. So I hit the net looking for something that wouldn’t cost a fortune to get rid of them and found the cayenne pepper repellent recipe. Being a city girl who firmly believes that wildlife should live in the wild and needs a passport to enter the city limits and that since they wouldn’t pitch in on the mortgage payments meant they had to go, I decided that if the recipe worked in a few days, a concentrated version should work faster. I was right.

    Warning. Wear plastic gloves and don’t lean over the mix as the fumes will burn your eyes.
    Mix with one gallon of water:
    One cup chili powder
    One cup hot pepper flakes
    one cup cayenne pepper (reserve a second cup of powder)
    one bottle of hot chili sesame oil
    shake and let sit for a little then liberally coat the area they enter and if possible pour some into the hole in your roof. Sprinkle second cup of cayenne on top of the liquid.

    The results were that the mama raccoon and her three babies were really unhappy. So unhappy that they left within a half an hour of pouring this stuff where they were living. I’ve shoved a plastic bin top over the hole and poured more liquid on that because it’s too dark to go out and deal with the hole tonight and so that I can see if it’s been moved and they have returned so I don’t close them in. Of course I’ve had to close my windows since the roof smells like a very hot dish from a Thai takeout, but I can live with that over racoons. I’ll be reapplying some of this mix over the roof every few days just to make sure they don’t try to come back. Let me know if this works for anyone else. Death to the offenders!

  • We have racoons that come into our cat door at night and eat our food and make a huge mess. we set have set the trap 6 times in a row, and have caught a racoon everytime. could they be coming back? H E L P!

Leave a Comment