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Get rid of raccoons

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Get rid of raccoons

I have raccoons coming on my porch probably every night, and very often they leave "gifts" (it's not chocolate). I tried everything, rose bush thorns, motion sensor lights, pepper, onions, garlic, vinegar, all of that, but they just keep coming back all the time.

Anyone have any good way to get rid of them? It gets annoying having to constantly clean up after them on a regular basis. They often go in similar spots, and I've tried to really block those areas they go, but they keep finding ways.
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dxbender wrote: Anyone have any good way to get rid of them? It gets annoying having to constantly clean up after them on a regular basis. They often go in similar spots, and I've tried to really block those areas they go, but they keep finding ways.
Ammonia?

Ammonia - Raccoons are very clean animals, so they will not go near foul odors. Ammonia is a great raccoon repellent because it is a key component in urine. If you pour ammonia around your trashcans, raccoons will avoid the garbage.

Predator Urine - If you need a more effective pest control repellent, use mountain lion urine, coyote urine, or wolf urine. After various surfaces around your yard are sprayed, raccoons will not go near your property.

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They don't even come around because of any garbage bins. They just come to the deck and do their business.
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Do you make your own coffee? Try spraying spent ground coffee after you're done sipping your Americano. It works wonders for my pest problems (raccoons, bugs, etc.) and cheap solution too Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes

You might wanna spray it all over your deck or home. Bugs and pests typically won't like it. Let me know if it works or not in your case.
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If you know a spot where they always go (ie the steps or climbs a pole to get to your pouch, just get some hot sauce (some thicker stuff) and spread it on that spot. When the raccoons come back, they will get some on their paws and will probably try to lick it off... I've had raccoons climb one of my fruit trees every night when the fruit was riping so I applied some hot sauce (some crazy hot thick sauce) to the trunk of the tree and they left the tree alone for a week! They will come back however so you will need repeated applications.
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craftsman wrote: If you know a spot where they always go (ie the steps or climbs a pole to get to your pouch, just get some hot sauce (some thicker stuff) and spread it on that spot. When the raccoons come back, they will get some on their paws and will probably try to lick it off... I've had raccoons climb one of my fruit trees every night when the fruit was riping so I applied some hot sauce (some crazy hot thick sauce) to the trunk of the tree and they left the tree alone for a week! They will come back however so you will need repeated applications.
Will it attract other animals?
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I'd trap them and relocate them. The maximum legal limit is 1km I believe, which is not far enough away to prevent their return. Your call how far you take them, or what you do with them. It'll be hard to stop them from returning using odour or lights now that they've established a habit. Predator urine or ammonia are said to help at times, but honestly aren't that effective.

I guess you could also apply spikes on your deck in the evenings, which might break the habit. Hard to say.
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Motion activated sprinklers.
Make sure you and your neighbours don't have any food and green bins are secured. No amount of sprays or smells will keep them away if there's food.
Make sure they aren't living under your patio.
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I had a similar problem with them using my window well like it's own personal toilet. I tried everything online but they just loved that nice private spot. I had to take it up a notch and make spikes using nails and cardboard. That was the only thing that did the trick.
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ranjeet2000 wrote: Will it attract other animals?
There's a possibility but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary when it comes to other animals.

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