- Step 1: Remove food or water source Rid your yard of any food or water source, including a running hose, bird feeders, fruits, and berries.
- Step 2: Double-bag your garbage Double-bag your garbage to eliminate food odors.
- TIP: For added protection, pour ammonia on top of the garbage bags.
- Step 3: Place trash in metal garbage cans Place your trash in metal garbage cans and secure the lid tightly.
- TIP: Place a heavy rock or weight on top of the lid.
- Step 4: Scare the raccoons Play a radio and install bright lights in the garbage can area.
- Step 5: Call animal control Call your local animal control for help if you have a stubborn raccoon that won't go away.
- FACT: Did you know? Raccoons walk and run with a hunched appearance because their hind legs are longer than their front legs.
You Will Need
- Plastic garbage bags
- Metal garbage cans with tight-fitting lids
- A radio
- Bright lights
- A heavy rock or weight