Raccoons in the City
April 9, 2004 6:55 PM Subscribe
Urban raccoon troubles. Help?
posted by stonerose to Home & Garden (17 answers total)
We live in a semi-detached house. We have a third-floor deck, with a high wooden fence. Last fall, we found a neatly-coiled raccoon turd laid in front of the door leading to the deck. Yesterday, we found another. Today, we "opened" the deck for the season, and frightened a raccoon who had been using our disassembled table as a lean-to. He ran off, and we plugged up his exit, and spread some peppery "Critter Ridder" product around. This evening, after dinner: a neatly-coiled racoon turd in front of the door.
We have two cats who love using the deck in the summer, so any solution has to be cat-friendly, and ideally not too menacing to humans.
As of tonight, we're starting to leave the lights on out on the deck. Any other ideas?