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Got Raccoon Problems?

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 at 1:31 pm in Animals, Raccoons, Wildlife, Yard.

About 10 years ago I was getting so many questions about raccoons tearing up back lawns to find tasty earthworms to dine on, I put together a 6-page Raccoon Fact Sheet filled with tips to help people deal humanely with these raccoon encounters. After all, they are your wild neighbors.

If you are bumping heads with your raccoon neighbors, I’ll be happy to e-mail you a copy. Just e-mail me at and ask for a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Fact Sheet. It will also be helpful if you give me a brief description of your raccoon problem.

If you have your own humane and successful way of dealing with these beautiful creatures, please click on "comments" (below) and let people know. You never know what’s going to work with these clever animals and it’s best to have a lot of ideas in your bag of tricks.

Due to popular demand, I’m also working on a new "Human Fact Sheet" for the raccoons. (Just kidding … I think.)

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2 Responses to “Got Raccoon Problems?”

  1. Charlotte Mitra Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I live in a mobile home park and myself, plus many of my neighbors have been bothered with racoons setting up a home of their own, underneath our homes. With them come an onslaught of fleas. Please send me you Raccoon Fact sheet. Thank you.

  2. Reinhard Meier Says:

    Help! We have been having Mr.& Mrs Racoon visit us nightly .We have sprayed our lawn a few times to kill the grubs, but they still come and tear up our lawn. We have even gotten up at different times during the night to scare them away. What else could we do to get them to move on? R. Meier

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