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frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Posted by teeka0801 9b (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 13, 07 at 14:21

in my back yard???!!!

We have a fenced in back yard(wasn't like this a few months ago..fenced it in after we paid $300 to have someone get rid of raccoons that were pooping back there...we have no food source at all for them back there).

So we are back to square one it seems. Two days ago I woke up , happy to go out to my CLEAN back yard just to find a pile of raccoon excrement right next one of my stepping stones...I really felt my hairs on the back of my neck rise...so upset i have to deal with this again.

They are wanting to get in there for some reason and I just cannot figure out why. Any advice or ideas? Am I fighting a losing battle?

They guy who came to "rescue" these critters told me that people leave cat food out at night for outdoor cats and this is why they come into our yards( I know at least two houses in our block that do this). There is NO catfood in our home/garage/backyard.

Please help! I don't even want to go out there and I really enjoy my mornings when I am able to garden. It is just really getting me down. Will they ever leave???!!!

Thanks.


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Teeka,
garbage can? How about a water source? Could it be that they are coming for a drink? How about motion detector lights and sprinkler.
Felix


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

I don't know much about raccoons but I'd go to a pet store and find out if they have a product that makes a spot unattractive to animals and I would spread that around. Something that area that they used must seem like a good place to go. Probably something they smell-previous animal waste?


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 14, 07 at 7:57

Maybe try going to a hunting supplier and get coyote urine or other preditor urine and hang strips of cloth soaked in it.
We resorted to buying a trap and catching the critters. In our city, they come and relocate them if we have them trapped. Call and find out if you have this sevice too. They tore my entire garden apart, digging up plants and eating the roots and looking for grubs.


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Peeing on the bottom of your fence would do the trick. Most animals do not like Ammonia (sp?) either.


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Just saw this on the discovery channel, It would have to be male pee. soooo maybe host a beer party or hand out diuretics ??

Perhaps if you put a sign out in your yard "no pooping" or something similar may help. ;->

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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

If he is stopping by for a poo maybe he or she is trying to tell you something. Be kind and leave your coons a little snak like soapy water and nice plump roots covered in exlaxs. He might get the idea to poo some where else. Unless your husband can balance on the top of the fence to pee


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Tony would try any trick to get free beer. Teeka he has already tried the same trick in another forum. Do not fall for it. Teeka the solution seems worse than the problem. Just give the coons food to constipate them then they wouldn't poop.

Felix


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really having a good laugh here(m)

gotta figure out a way to get DH to do this for me,lol!

Raccoon guy left me with some coyote urine and I put it out last night(you reminded me he had left me this and I had it in the garage and opened it and it stinks big time) and no poop last night,though the beast out there was playing w/ the rag I left where he/she pooped because it was all over the place. The other rags were left alone.

If this doesn't work, I'll buy DH a six-pack!

thanks again.


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Works for me.
I mark my boundaries as needed.
But my yard is fairly secluded!


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

  • Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 15, 07 at 7:34

I'd hate to be the guy that has to hold the collection cup under the coyotes to collect their urine. That's got to be a tough job. Especially wild coyote urine.

I get gopher tortoise poops in my yard. I consider it a bonus and sign of good will towards men.

Gary


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

Feed them some cheddar cheese. LOL


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RE: frustrated: how to get raccoons to stop pooping

  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 16, 07 at 7:04

Gary, you really made me laugh, but you're right, there are some awful jobs out there. lol Collecting snake venom is right up there too.

The gopher poo is good for the plants since it's mostly grasses of some sort.


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