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The best way to prevent raccoons found!!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by lilysmile, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. lilysmile

    lilysmile Owner of a green thumb

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    Okay, so I live in a neighbourhood where raccoons are a raging problem. One of my neighbours had a family of raccoons live in her shed for a whole summer and she didn't evict them because there were babies (aaww :heart:). Her son also had a raccoon jump on his head. They are vicious, garbage eating creatures.

    I've had people tell me to trap them, shoot them (yes they were being serious), or suspend my garbage bin up using bungee cords (too much of a lifestyle change).

    Ever since I did what I did 2 months ago, I have never had another 'coon issue since.
    I installed De-Fence security spikes on my fence and the raccoons were thwarted. They are spike strips are made of recycled, UV protected polypropylene material. They do not harm the raccoons (or any other pests you may have climbing into your property), just cause discomfort and teach them not to climb the fence.
    Well, best decision I've made. It's saved me so much time and grief cleaning up from the raccoon mess. I highly recommend using security spikes from De-Fence if you're going abouts with pest problems in your card.
    Cheers :cheers:
     
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    ken morgan ArboristSite Guru

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    Yeah we use something similar in the house to keep the cats off of the stairway banisters.....had a cat fall once from the 2nd floor bannister and it was a 400 dollar cat repair bill.....Damn cat mechanics are expensive! :)
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Got a link for more information?
     
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    capetrees Addicted to ArboristSite

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    And for those without fences, a .22 caliber rifle is still the best as there is a 100% chance of the problem not continuing.:D
     
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    Also makes more sense than a $400.00 vet bill on a stupid cat ???
     
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    ken morgan ArboristSite Guru

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    Yep kinda hard to say no to two little girls and your wife ;)
     
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    ray benson Tree Freak

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    Trap and relocation solves your problem and also helps your neighbors.
     
  8. hopm

    hopm ArboristSite Operative

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    Yep....try to find someone with tree dogs....they will take every one you can trap.....
     
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    ArtB ArboristSite Operative

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    Back when I wuz a wee one, and Davy Crockett was all the rage, there be a shortage of coons !
    Everybody wanted an authentic hat -- still recall skinnin' a coon fer the hat ! Too bad nobody told us how to cure skins, some guys hats sure did stink.
    'course, that was when nobody thought nuthn' wrong with 10 y olds carryin' a rifle in the woods -- kept the trolls down too!
     
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    Enrique Smith ArboristSite Lurker

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    Raccoons have caused us a significant amount of damage. They chewed our electric wires in our attic, dug up roof shingles, soak ceilings and walls with urine, and breed inside crawl spaces. This was nothing but a major tension for us! We immediately call in a pest control services and with their experience in this field they accurately and efficiently removed and prevent raccoons, without harming them in any way. After this, we are more alert about our home cleanliness and pay more attention to every area of our home.
     
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    Marley5 ArboristSite Operative

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    I live in a very remote mountainous area with critters of all sorts doing all kinds of damage on and around the house.....mainly bears, deer, coons and squirrels.
    Got a Border collie and the problem ended almost immediately as this specie is relentless and tireless.....heck, I don't even see many snakes anymore.
     
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    You got the right breed there BC's are workaholic's
     
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    Trapping these things isn't always easy. Sometimes it's a single attempt and sometimes it's not. I'm not a trapping expert but I have friend that is 83 and is an avid hunter etc. He knows animals. He had one recently that drove him nuts. I think it took him almost 10 tries before he caught it. Obviously the first five were written off with the usual excuses but it still took 5 tries after he got serious. They have amazing dexterity and are not stupid in that, I think anyway, they learn from past experiences. Having a sprung trap and no animal inside boils his peanuts and he was obsessed about it. It was a lot of fun breaking his balls about it too.

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