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Has anyone here ever had raccoon problems?
I have a really bad raccoon problem in my neighborhood and I just don't know how to make them go away. They ransack my garbage worse than crows do and they freak me out. Just the other night when I was coming home, a raccoon pushed past me after sniffling through some garbage I left outside. I think we were both equally scared. Anyway, it's been really annoying.
One of my neighbors had a family of raccoons live in their shed. She didn't want to evacuate them because they had babies. I had never seen such a disgusting amount of poop in my life when we walked in there. It smelled strongly of a raccoon. They tore down that shed when the babies grew up.
My last straw was when they destroyed my garden. I built a square foot garden and grew a beautiful crop of corn. I woke up one morning to find stalks and half-gnawed corn everywhere. That was it!
I have heard that raccoons have the same taste buds as humans do so that probably explains their penchant for going through our garbage and garden.
Does anyone here have any suggestions for how to get rid of raccoons? Should I go on and call a raccoon removal service to get rid of it?
 

RonsGarden

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Sorry Lisa! Best thing to do is secure your garbage cans...Coons are smart so metal bins are a wise choice with a locking lid! If they do not have easy access to your garbage they will not return.....as to vegetable gardens...it is hit and miss with coons...they do have a sweet tooth! A removal service will not remove coons unless they get into your house....or if the animals are rabid!
You will need to accept them as part of the wildlife in your neighborhood!
 


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