Raccoons are cute and furry, but they can destroy gardens and fish ponds and wreak havoc inside your house. Use these common sense solutions to keep them out.
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By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:October 2007
Raccoons are intelligent and good with their hands, and can easily open a loosely closed garbage can.
Raccoons will eat almost anything
and are always on the lookout
for a good nesting site, so
our houses, with all their nooks
and crannies and overflowing
garbage cans and backyard vegetable
gardens, are very appealing.
Light, water, noise and
chemical repellents may work in
the short term, but raccoons
eventually learn to ignore them.
The best way to discourage
these pests is to make your
house and garden inaccessible.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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