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almag's avatar

How can I get rid of the raccoon family that woke me up at 5 this morning?

Asked by almag (1points) September 27th, 2008

several racoons, including smallish ones, were making noise outside my window, kind of squeaky grunty noises, and I couldn’t get back to sleep!

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chyna's avatar

It’s against the law in a lot of states to kill racoons, so you will have to trap them in a non-maiming trap and release them miles away or call the animal control people in your community.

JackAdams's avatar

I’d vote for contacting Animal Control.

battlemarz's avatar

I was going to suggest a shotgun, but if chyna is correct then that is out of the window.

googlybear's avatar

From my own experience with some racoons that loved the grapes in my backyard…beebees and a slingshot. Repeat a couple of times….

syz's avatar

Critter Catchers and other companies like that will trap and relocate them for you (for a fee). Be sure to check your local regulations before you trap them yourself – some counties have ordinances against it. And if you do trap them yourself, take great care. Raccoons are a rabies carrier. If rabies is a concern in your area (as it is here in North Carolina), animal control is required to euthanize and test if there is any interaction with humans.

JackAdams's avatar

Why would anyone want to “get rid” of something as cute as this?

chyna's avatar

@Jack Awww…

boffin's avatar

Bring ‘em over here.
Were already feeding Deer and Opossum along with Raccoons
What’s a couple more…..

P.S. They (Raccoons) LOVE marshmallows…...

marissa's avatar

You could also try coyote urine (I’m just linking this to show you I’m not nuts, I’m not recommending you purchase from here, because I’m not familiar with the company). I know folks that this has worked for.

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