Thursday, 09 February 2017
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Hii everyone, I am really worried and I hope that I would get some solution to my problem here. I have a garden in front of my home and I love gardening. But some days back in the evening when I was taking a walk in the garden, I happened to see some holes buried all over the place. I guess it would have been the raccoons since they have been a nuisance in our area for quite some time. I tried sprinkling some soap flakes and tried other methods to get rid of them but still, they are coming back. I am afraid that these raccoons would destroy my garden. While doing some research online I came across some humane wildlife removal services in Toronto http://removethewild.com/services/raccoons/ . Has anyone over here has had any experience with them before. Is there any other safe method to get rid of these raccoons? Any insight on this would be great. Thanks.
5 years ago
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I saw a thread similar to this that dealt with repellents for skunks - https://www.mywoodlot.com/forum-kunena/pests/110-will-ultrasonic-pest-repeller-work-for-me.html#255. The conclusion there seemed to be that most repellents are short-term and unreliable. That "remove the wild" site was what the poster there ended up going with.

Even that might be a short-term solution though. My experience is with smaller animals (chipmunks), and it seems like no matter how many get live-trapped, more come in to fill the territory.
5 years ago
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Hi desire, you can enquire about such services in your nearby places. Hope you would get replies soon. I haven't gone for such services before.
4 years ago
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How you coped up with the situation?
1 year ago
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Oh damn! its been like 3 years now, and today i got stuck in the same problem. Anyone can guide in much more detail that how to cope up with it.
1 year ago
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Just passing by, Lord and other gents, but I have my two coins to add.

1. Best way to deter raccoons is to not feed them. Cat food is a HUGE attractant to racoons (and skunk and possum), so if you or any of your neighbors feed their cats outdoors put a stop to that! And make sure trashcans are secure. If they're stealing food from your garden, try repellents. Pepper sprays (on trees) or carnivore urine (for and ofc don't use any chemicals if you're growing vegs.
Here are some tips and information on repellers: https://www.havahart.com/articles/keep-raccoons-away-from-your-trash

Though I'd recommend you to stay out of so-called ultrasonic repellers. There was a thread about them in the past:
https://www.mywoodlot.com/forum/pests/110-will-ultrasonic-pest-repeller-work-for-me - and even though some of forum members like VanBrackle and Robert recommended them I can't agree. The internet is filled with recommendations, such as these https://menacetopests.com/ but from my experience devices are not effective. They may help out a little at first, but after time I’ve seen roaches, bugs and rats crawling right on them w/o any signs of panic.
But I have another trick. Motion detector lights and automated sprinklers may keep them from coming around. It's an element of surprise that might scare them off. Keep that in mind.

2. After all food is secure and is not available to coons, you need to set some traps. Live trapping coon is pretty easy and if in town animal control will usually let you borrow the traps. Also they could provide you with the instructions where you could relocate them.
From my experience, If you trap and release, 30 miles should be fine (worked for us as we followed the official guidelines). But ask animal control in your area first, as it might be illegal.

I've been at war with raccoons several years ago. So if you have other questions, feel free to ask, I'll try to help.

Good luck.

- Anthony
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Just passing by, Lord and other gents, but I have my two coins to add.

1. Best way to deter raccoons is to not feed them. Cat food is a HUGE attractant to racoons (and skunk and possum), so if you or any of your neighbors feed their cats outdoors put a stop to that! And make sure trashcans are secure. If they're stealing food from your garden, try repellents. Pepper sprays (on trees) or carnivore urine (for and ofc don't use any chemicals if you're growing vegs.
Here are some tips and information on repellers: https://www.havahart.com/articles/keep-raccoons-away-from-your-trash

Though I'd recommend you to stay out of so-called ultrasonic repellers. There was a thread about them in the past:
https://www.mywoodlot.com/forum/pests/110-will-ultrasonic-pest-repeller-work-for-me - and even though some of forum members like VanBrackle and Robert recommended them I can't agree. The internet is filled with recommendations, such as these https://menacetopests.com/ but from my experience devices are not effective. They may help out a little at first, but after time I’ve seen roaches, bugs and rats crawling right on them w/o any signs of panic.
But I have another trick. Motion detector lights and automated sprinklers may keep them from coming around. It's an element of surprise that might scare them off. Keep that in mind.

2. After all food is secure and is not available to coons, you need to set some traps. Live trapping coon is pretty easy and if in town animal control will usually let you borrow the traps. Also they could provide you with the instructions where you could relocate them.
From my experience, If you trap and release, 30 miles should be fine (worked for us as we followed the official guidelines). But ask weed control in your area first, as it might be illegal.

I've been at war with raccoons several years ago. So if you have other questions, feel free to ask, I'll try to help.

Good luck.

- Anthony


Thanks for crafting this much informative reply. it really helps me a lot, and just can't go back without appreciating your reply. Again Thanks to you!
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