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Raccoons: here’s what they can do to your lawn

By Gary Bogue
Friday, October 24th, 2008 at 7:47 am in Lawn Abuse, Raccoons.

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I’ve had some requests from people wanting to know how to recognize the kind of damage raccoons can do to your lawn.

This photo from one of my readers shows what happens when a small band of 2-4 raccoons go “prowling” through your lawn looking for earthworms and tasty grubs. The raccoons are usually attracted to
our lush, green lawns in the fall when the rest of the countryside turns dry and brown.

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You can’t really blame the raccoons for foraging for food … BUT … there are humane ways to protect your lawn and still get along with your wild neighbors.

I’ve put together a 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help” and will be happy to provide a free copy to anyone who needs it.

If you need a copy, please request one under Comments/reply below. Please include your name and e-mail address so I can e-mail you back a copy. And please include your city so I know what area you’re from (I keep statistics on where the big raccoon problems are.)

Thanks. /Gary

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506 Responses to “Raccoons: here’s what they can do to your lawn”

  1. Jan Strother Says:

    I live in Hercules, where my property backs up onto open space. The raccoons “party hardy” on a frequent basis, tearing up my backyard. I’d *love* a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Thanks! (P.S. I love your blog….)

  2. Peter Whitbeck Says:

    I’d love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.

    I live on Springhill Road in Lafayette and both my neighbor and I are having problems with raccoons digging up our lawns.

    My neighbor bought a motion-detecting rainbird sprinkler and set that up. Hopefully it works for the raccoons. I saw it scare a couple deer off the lawn this morning.

  3. John A. Pettis Says:

    Gary:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. We live in Pleasant Hill and our property backs up to an area of open space. A family of racoons has invaded our back yard and is digging up our back lawn and menacing our cat.

    Thank you.

  4. Jackie Bishop Says:

    Gary, what about squirrels???? they dig everywhere and I have lots of planted pots..

  5. Elaine Lingard Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. Although racoons haven’t affected my lawn yet, they have had a go at my neighbors’ yards, so mine my be next.

    Thanks.

    Elaine

  6. Dick Vance Says:

    RABBIT EMERGENCY– dear Gary,Due to a foreclosure dear friends will be forced to move into an apartment. What to do with a large rabbit hutch and 20-30 animals?At least one shelter can’t cope with this many bunnies. Do you have any guideance for one or more locations which can give them a good home? Thanks in advance

  7. smartiecat8 Says:

    Get rid of the grubs underneath the grass. That’s good eatings for racoons.

  8. James Says:

    I would greatly appreciate your guide. I live in Lafayette.

  9. Carol Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I live in Martinez, just off Center Drive. It’s solid houses here and several blocks from open space. There’s lots of raccoons in my area, along with skunks and opossums.

    Thanks

  10. Glen Says:

    Please send your document. We live in San Jose, and have had our yard dug up twice this week.

  11. Glenn Stewart Says:

    I’d like to receive a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help’

    The turf on the neighborhood street islands (11 of them) are being torn up by raccoons.

  12. B.J. Britton Says:

    Hi, Gary. PLEASE send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help.” The racoons are making a mess of our front yard. Have used nematodes to eradicate grubs, but they are still destroying the lawn. P.S. There are more squirrels than ever before and they are being very destructive this year. Where are the hawks??

    Barbara Britton
    131 Luella Drive
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2905

  13. DJ Whaley Says:

    Hi Gary,

    My mom lives in Hayward and she’s having raccoon problems. May I have a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” to pass along to her?

    Funny – when I was living there (more than 30 years ago) I don’t remember any evidence of raccoons…

    Thank you for your help!
    DJ

  14. Kathleen Curtis Says:

    Hello Gary,

    We live in Pilot Hill and have six acres. The first thing we did when we moved here seven years ago was to have an eight foot deer fence built around our vegetable garden and fruit trees. This works for the deer and they have the rest of the property to roam. However, we have a mystery and suspect raccoons are the culprits. Every year when the pears on one tree are still quite green and far from being picked (by us) they disappear overnight. In the morning every single pear is gone. This has happened for three years in a row. Maybe we should have a copy of your “raccoon help” book. Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

    Kathleen Curtis

  15. Don Giovannetti Says:

    Gary please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. The raccoon have just started to laugh at me when I try to chase them away. I even brought out mt sons beebe gun but they just look at me and I couldn’t fire, I shot by them. I live in San Bruno, Ca. by Sweeney Ridge. Thanks, Don

  16. BORIS MINZYK Says:

    Hi Gary…I’d really appreciate your sending me a copy of your RACCOON HELP information. They are cute, smart, and quite aggressive. They love to burrow down into my back lawn for grubs. There must be some evil smelling/tasting material I can administer to my poor lawn.

    Boris Minzyk
    711 Blue Ridge Drive
    Martinez, CA 94553

  17. Virginia Crosse Says:

    I live in Concord and I need a copy of your raccoon guide!
    Thank you.

  18. Dorie Whitemore Says:

    Hi Gary, I offered up the 1st name for the Orange baby—did you enter it in the contest? Is there a prize for 1st entry? I still think Tomato fits perfectly and if you want to add a touch of class….add an exagerrated English accent!

  19. Holly Allison Says:

    I am a groomer in Santa Barbara, Ca. The raccoons here have gotten to the point where they are targeting dogs- even large ones! I have had many clients that have had to rush their dogs to the emergency room at 10 at night and a few that have had their little dogs literally riped apart. Is there anything that you can recommend, other than contacting the federal trapper?

  20. Christine Dimsdale Says:

    Just when our lawn finally started to look good after the long hot Antioch summer the racoons discovered it! Please send me a copy so I can stop the morning ritual of stomping down the lawn divits! Thanks again.

  21. Emily Sparks Says:

    My sister in Bellevue, WA has endless raccoon troubles. They eat all the grapes on the deck and they poop all over the roof. NOTHING scares them away and they are actually destroying the roof. She can’t put out anything strong because the cats are on the deck often during the day. She wouldn’t use anything dangerous or violent.
    Can you send her a copy of your raccoon booklet?
    Christy Papadakis
    1235 96th Ave. SE
    Bellevue, WA
    98004

    Thank you very much.

  22. Ronnie Kiefer Says:

    My sister lives in Pasadena and just put in a new lawn (sod.) She says the raccoons have been tearing it up and doesn’t want to poison them, just discourage them. I told her you would know what to do – you solved our squirrel problem. Would you email me the raccoon booklet? I’ll pass it on to her.

    Thank you very much.

  23. Tom Garrick Says:

    Thanks for the great blog Gary. Please send me a copy of your Racoon guide. The bandits have been rolling up the lawn carpet nightly in East Danville.

    Regards, Tom

  24. Frances Gudgin Says:

    My neighbors lawn is repeatedly dug up and I would love a copy of your Racoon Guide for her. We live in South San Jose, Blossom Hill area

    Thanks

    Frances

  25. DOUG MILLIGAN Says:

    I HAVE RACOONS TEARING UP MY LAWN EVERY FALL.PLEASE SEND ME A COPY OF YOUR RACOON GUIDE.I COULD USE THE
    HELP.MY NEIGHBOR HAD HALF OF HIS BACKYARD TORE UP IN
    ONE NIGHT.OAK LAWN,ILLINOIS.

  26. Jennifer Wolf Says:

    Hi- we live in Marin county, CA and recently sheet mulched with cardboard (This is to form a weed barrier under the regular wood chip mulch.) The cardboard attracts earthworms, but also… raccoons. Obviously, a big mess.
    Look forward to any helpful advice!

  27. Bobbie Schmidt Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Love your sense of humor! Now we need a little help. May we have a copy of your racoon guide? For the first time in 30 years, racoons are visibly visiting our yard. While I appreciate their eating the grubs, they, for some reason, don’t put the lawn back where they found it. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk….
    Thank you, Bobbie

  28. Tara Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon guide. Many thanks!

  29. Thomas Straughen Says:

    I would appreciate a copy of your raccoon pamphlet.
    Thomas Straughen
    2704 San Jose Avenue
    Alameda, CA 94501

    Thanks

  30. Martin Says:

    I would love a copy of your raccoon guide. I live on the San Francisco peninsula. This year the raccoons are targeting my lawn nightly. I haven’t had the problem before. Thanks a lot!

  31. Martin Says:

    We have a family of four (at least) raccoons living in an enclosed rain gutter on one edge of our driveway. They come in through a window left open for the cats and ransack the kitchen. We’d like to move them out but don’t know how. An alternative-cat-door solution is not feasible. Please send help. Location: Oakland (Montclair, short distance above village.) Thanks.

  32. Stan - Frustrated Man Says:

    I live in San Ramon and I need a copy of your raccoon guide!

    Thank you.

  33. Sherry Says:

    Hi Gary:

    I would appreciate getting a copy of your “Gary’s Raccon Help.” I live in Novato, CA.

    Thanks,
    Sherry

  34. Jai Says:

    hi gary monterey raccoons are killing me in my new lawn it looks like your pictures every morning send me a copy of your book please

  35. Ruthie Says:

    pls mail me ‘Gary’s Racoon Help’ right away. Huge problem in my yard. thank you.
    Ruthie
    Novato, Ca.

  36. Cindy Lewis Says:

    Help Racoons are tearing up my new sod
    thanks
    Cindy
    Paso Ca

  37. Christie Says:

    Hi Gary, I live in coarsegold california looking for a humane way to fix my raccoon problem. I would greatly appreciate a copy of your guide. thank you christie

  38. Melissa Rickey Says:

    I live on Cortes Island, off the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Have quite a few fearless raccoons living around me…. Am considering getting some chickens and pigs and I’m always looking for ideas on how to deter these rascals!

  39. Julie Frank Says:

    The raccoons have been plowing up our back and front yards this year and also last year. Would like a copy of your Raccoon Help please.

    Thank you.

  40. Julie Frank Says:

    The raccoons have been plowing up our back and front yards this year and also last year. We would like a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” We live in Pleasant Hill.

    Thanks.

  41. Tina Russell Says:

    Would love to have you send us, “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We live in Orange County, San Juan Capistrano, and woke up this morning to a front yard that looks exactly like your second photo.

    Thanks.

    Tina

  42. marty ruane Says:

    Doing research on this issue. haven’t read your book. I just want to know your best solution without laying in wait and shooting them with pellet gun.
    HISTORY
    I urinated around the lawn, a 30 x 120 rectagle, after racoons peeled back and tore up. They left for one year. Normal urine; do not drink alchohol I do like spicy food. It worked. Ever hear this before? Curious.Plese tell me your best solution. Thanks. Answer this and I will answer one legal question you have. and I will not send you a bill! (for too much) ha-ha, lawyer joke. I know ‘em all! Hope to hear from you.

    Marty

  43. Prasad Says:

    I live in Issaquah, WA. Our back yard is destroyed by racoon. I would like to have your document to work with problem.

    Thanks
    Prasad

  44. joe schaeffer Says:

    Please email me your seven-page document.
    Thank you.

  45. Dwight Vance Says:

    Gary:

    I would appreciate getting a copy of your “Gary’s Raccon Help.” I live in Livermore, CA.
    My lawn looks just like in the photo sent by a reader.
    Thanks,
    Dwight Vance

  46. Anita Says:

    ear Gary,
    Please email me Gary’s help for racoons.
    I live in Seattle.
    Thank you very much.

    Anita Alokolaro
    P.O. Box 31209
    Seattle, Wa. 98103

  47. Sandra McGregor Says:

    PLEASE send me your anti-raccoon information. My lawn looks just like the second picture.
    Thanks,
    Sandy in San Luis Obispo

  48. Manuel Bernal Says:

    Raccoons are making a mess of my front lawn for the past two months. Please send Gary’s Raccoon Help.

    Thanks

    Manny
    San Juan Capistrano, CA

  49. Jack Says:

    I just layed down new sod and every night the raccoon family tears up my sod as in picture number 1. Please send me a copy of your book, I need help.

    Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    Jack
    Thousand Oaks, CA

  50. Monique Nakagawa Says:

    I would like a copy of your raccoon tips. A raccoon keeps pooping on our lawn. Thanks.

    Monique
    San Mateo, CA

  51. Maureen Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help,” they are destroying my back lawn.

    Thanks!
    Maureen
    Burbank, CA

  52. phil howard Says:

    My lawn has been destroyed much like th second picture but much worse. Please send a soft copy of the “Ratcoon Help” document. Also, when they are fininshed tearing my lawn up, they wash their paws in my fountain and leave a mud track path as they move next door for more destruction. tHANKS, PHIL

  53. John G Says:

    Gary please provide me with your guide. Racoons are climbing over my fence and destroying the lawn. I have sprayed for grubbs but they still are comming.

    Thank you,

    John

  54. rob max Says:

    pls. send me a copy of the guide. thanks so much!
    the raccoons have been tearing up my lawn.

  55. Mike Says:

    Hi. Can you please email me a copy of this to. I read about a few repellers you sprinkle over the grass but I’m not sure if that will work?

  56. Jaye E. Says:

    Please provide a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. My lawn is torn up by these critters. I live in Redwood City, CA. Thanks.

  57. Melanie Jenner Says:

    Please provide a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We live in Olympia, Washington. We’ve been in this house for 11 years, and this is the first time we’ve had this problem! Thank you!

  58. Carol Scott Says:

    The problem comes and goes. It’s here now for us in Concord. We have over 5,000 s.f. of established lawn and there are fairly small uprootings everywhere!

  59. Kim Barber Says:

    Raccoons are tearing up my lawn in Santa Rosa, CA. Please send your copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Thank you!

  60. David Young Says:

    We have been in our house almost 4 years and have just started having problems with raccoons tearing up our lawn. We even have a redbone coonhound that doesnt seem to deter the coons. We live in Poulsbo Washington
    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s raccoon help”

  61. Carol Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. I’ve never seen raccoons in my yard, but these holes in my lawn show up a couple times a week. And there are often freshly dug up holes around the redwood fence and gate.

    Also, I keep finding 1/2 to 1 inch droppings on the brick steps by my backyard door. Mice or rats? How can I get rid of these pests? Yard looks tidy and I have a compost bin that’s supposed to be mice-proof. (Smith and Hawkens model available from local recycling company.)Any suggestions would be appreciated. Love your column…

    Thanks!
    Carol
    Alameda, CA

  62. Kari Olson Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon help-my lawn looks exactly like the one pictured above.

  63. DeLane Riveness Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help.

    Thanks,

    DeLane
    Folsom Ca.

  64. Jay Says:

    My lawn looks just like the picture as well… Please send me a copy. I live in Bellevue Washington.

  65. Ann O'Connell Says:

    Please send a copy. Every early spring they attack mother squirrels at night and kill and eat their young. Mothers get hurt too, trying to protect the litter.

  66. donna volger Says:

    HELPPP!! our yard looks just like the picture, trying for two months to get rid of the raccoons..
    Would so appreciate a copy of the Gary’s Racoon Help..

    thanks in advance,

    donna volger

  67. donna volger Says:

    HELP, OUR YARD LOOKS JUST LIKE THE PICTURE, TRYING FOR TWO MONTHS TO GET RID OF THE RACCOONS.
    WOULD SO APPRECIATE A COPY OF GARY’S RACOON HELP…
    I LIVE IN GLENDALE CA

    THANKS IN ADVANCE,
    DONNA VOLGER

  68. Jack Choi Says:

    Live near G>G Park in SF. Racoons killing my lawn. Need Help.

  69. Kim Jones Says:

    Hello Gary! Please send me a copy…. we’re living with raccoons here in Pacifica, CA!

    Thanks,
    Kim

  70. Debra Warfel Says:

    Hi,
    Please send me a copy of your racoon help…they are tearing up my yard – twice this week. UGH. We live in Santa Monica Canyon, California, just a few blocks from the ocean.
    Thank you.
    Debbie Warfel

  71. Scott Wallish Says:

    Hello,

    I just noticed my back yard being eaten up. It looks similar to the picture shown on this website. Please send me a Copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help.

    Thank You

    Scott

  72. Marilyn Close Says:

    Raccoons have done me wrong one too many years! I would like to stop them this year. Would love a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. Thanks.

  73. donna Hinrichs Says:

    These raccoons have totally ruined my yard..
    They don’t care if it is grub season or not,
    nothing stops them from tearing up everything…we live in Bartlett, IL

    Please send us a copy of your wisdom

  74. al claney Says:

    Please send the copy of Gary’s Raccoon help….my new yard looks like this photo…thanks.

  75. mike wilson Says:

    I would love a copy. My newly sodded lawn was pulled up in a dozen places this morning. I live in Los Angeles.My lawn also looks alot like the picture

    Thank you

  76. Karole Says:

    Hello,
    Would really appreciate a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and although it seems early in the season, raccoons are having a field day destroying my back lawn. Would love to find a solution while I still have a lawn to save. Thanks for potential help!!
    Karole

  77. Nicolas Says:

    Gary, I’d like a copy of the “Gary’s raccon help” guide. I live in Tofonto and raccons are pulling up my grass.
    Nicolas

  78. Jennene Says:

    Please send (email OK) your tips for “inviting” raccoons to leave my backyard alone! I know there is quite a band who live across the street in an abandoned garage. BTW, I want to make sure I protect my own pets (dogs) while in the process of getting rid of the raccoons. Thanks i advance!

    Jennene
    jcolky@thegrantslady.com

  79. Ben Moore Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I would appreciate if you could send me your 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.
    I moved in Montreal, Canada and skunks, raccoons have been turning my grass to a war zone.

    Regards.
    B.M.

  80. Cory Says:

    Please sed me a free copy…I love animals but it is getting to the point where I am thinking about ways to get rid of them for good…

    Lynn Valley

    Thank you

  81. Karen Says:

    Please send me the information. We have raccoons defecating on our deck in Bloomington Indiana.
    Thanks!

  82. Laird Smith Says:

    Hi Gary

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help,as i am having a critter problem, just outside of montreal.

    Laird
    Thank You

  83. Robin Says:

    Please send me a copy. They have destroyed my new lawn and I want to find a way to have them stop diggind it up! Thank you. Toronto, Ontario
    Robin

  84. marie Says:

    Hi,
    «I have a Raccoon destroying my lawn, can you help me,
    I live in Quebec.

    Thank You
    Marie

  85. Bob Shatara Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help.

    Thanks,

    B. Shatara
    Petaluma, CA

  86. Dan Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon help. I have an attack almost every night and they seem to go for the same area of the lawn to dig up.

    Thanks
    Dan
    Palo Alto, CA

  87. Rose Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s raccoon help”. I have the same problem as in your first picture in your website. Thanks.

    Rose
    Burlingame, Ca.

  88. Michael Says:

    Gary,

    I’m in Charlotte, NC and would love a copy of the raccoon guide. I just newly seeded my lawn and my grass is up and flourishing until a few days ago when I step out to do my morning watering and there are 10 divots dug up on my new yard. They’re making a nightly venture of it and it seems to be getting worse not better.

    Thanks
    Michael
    Charlote, NC

  89. Brian Holt Says:

    Gary,

    I’m now join the chorus of distressed homeowners who find their investment of money, time and love into establishing a new lawn being attacked by the raccoon’s need to survive. It’s so painful to wake every other morning to find the destruction. Can you please send me your guide.

    Thanks so much…

    Brian

  90. Mary Myke Says:

    Racoons are ruining my new lawn!!!!!!!!!! Help!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Mary Myke Says:

    Bedford Nova Scotia, Canada

    Please send through your book. Need desperately!!! Thanks.

  92. Dawn Says:

    I live in Eagle Rock and I must have the house on the block where all the raccoons want to live. Last year I hired a company to come and catch them and rerelease them in the wild. They caught over 15 raccoons. Luckily they have not as of yet destroyed my yard. Unfortunately though they are living in my palm tree and who knows where else. I cannot sleep at night because of all their noise. Please help! I am desperate.

  93. Herman Muller Says:

    We live in North East Ohio and have a problem with Raccoons digging up our yard. We have a service for grub control, but this does not seem to help much.
    Any suggestions?

  94. Jim Cowell Says:

    Gary,

    Thanks for the offer and if you are able to send me a copy of your article, I will really appreciate that,

    Jim.

  95. Ed Piroska Says:

    Hello – I would like to get a copy of your report. Thanks.

  96. karen pantalone Says:

    Hi … I would like a copy of your report .. constantly battling racoons and grub infestation .. constantly fixing lawn and killing grubs but they come back more than ever this spring .. live in ottawa, ontario, canada .. any help would be apreciated

  97. Jackie Says:

    I’ve rented a racoon trap from animal control and these little guys must have been caught before. They’d still rather dig up the lawn than check out the food in the trap. Please send your tips how to stop them. I’m in Moorpark, Ca.

  98. Paul Says:

    I live in Riverdale (Bronx, NYC). The raccoons have been plowing up our front yard this year like never before.Woul like a copy of your Raccoon Help please.

    Thank you.

  99. Kathy Says:

    I live in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. Since we are a block away from a large park, we’ve learned to co-exist nicely with most of the raccoon population. However, in the last 2 years, they have started digging up our lawn terribly. Can you please send your info sheet?
    Thanks!

  100. Cindy Says:

    I live in Issaquah, WA near Seattle.We have been in this house since 1988. I gave up on the deer eating everything and now this! Can’t I at last have a lawn? We need help! We have replaced our yard three times in the last 5 weeks. What we thought was possibly a mole seems to be a racoon/raccoons. Our yard looks identicle to the pictures above but much worse..The racons on our property are out during the day not just at night.
    Thanks

  101. jean Says:

    hi in need of your book raccoons are invading our house, attic, chimney , neighbor say large raccoon going down chimney then up with something in her mouth then in her own domain in the attic on second floor. i hear something scratching in the ceiling of my bedroom it is driving me nuts, we live in anderson, in.

  102. Robin Says:

    Hi, We live in Delta, BC and have raccoons nesting under our neighbors shed. They use our lawn to poop, how do we stop them from doing that. Please advise. Thank you.

  103. Pia Says:

    We live in Toronto, Canada. Please send a copy of your raccoon tips because they are driving us crazy!!!

  104. Sandy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your hints. I am very frustrated with the damage the racoons are causing. Thank you, West Vancouver, B.C. Canada

  105. Peter Says:

    Hello Gary,

    We live in San Mateo and would love a copy of your hints as we are having our lawn pulled up by our furry friends.

    Many Thanks,

    Peter

  106. Brian Says:

    Hello

    Please send me your 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help”
    I live in South Delta BC and the raccoons are
    digging up my new lush green lawn. HELP!!!!!!!

    Brian

  107. Sarah Says:

    Please send me Garys Raccoon Help. I have raccoons who will not stop crapping in my back yard at the bottom of my childrens slide.

  108. tammy Says:

    Please send me Gary’s Raccoon help. We have a raccoon living in our shed and it just had babies. THANK YOU!!

  109. Dianne Says:

    Please send me Gary’s Raccoon Help. We have a major problem in our backyard here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Many thanks!!!!

  110. Lawana Says:

    Please send your information ASAP. The racoons are destroying new sod! Thanks!

  111. Lawana Says:

    By the way, we live in the Oakland Hills.

  112. Alex Says:

    I live in downtown Toronto. For three consecutive nights since we laid down sod, the raccoons have torn up our beautiful new lawn. My neighbour has a gun, but I thought I’d ask for your Raccoon Help manual before I go shooting anyone. Please send it my way. Thank you!

  113. tanya Says:

    I live in toronto Canada And THE RACCOONS are ruining my new sod! everyday I have to tramp it back down!!! It’s driving me crazy!

  114. tanya Says:

    Hey Alex, maybe we are neighbours? I live in the leslieville area maybe them racoons are cousins of our racoons..lol

  115. Kathleen Doering Says:

    We have a lot of raccoons and have been unable to stop them from pooping nightly on all our decks. They also dig our potted plants out often. I would appreciate any suggestions to help us deal with them. The DNR suggests we trap them and shoot them, as we can’t legally trap and release in our county!
    We live in Bloomington, IN. Thanks.

  116. Jill Says:

    I would love the raccoon tips. We just moved to a new house in Pleasant Hill, CA and the raccoons are very bold and not afraid of people. They are scaring our young kids.

  117. Susan VanDeventer Says:

    We could certainly use a copy as we have had two assaults on our lawn in the last week.

  118. Cory Hill Says:

    Please help my beutiful yard is being destroyed by racoons. I live just outside of Salem,OR. If I cant find a solution soon I will risk the ticket for shooting a firearm in the city limits and wait up for him.

    Thank in advance

  119. John Kroeger Says:

    Please send a copy of “getting rid of raccoons who love my new sod”…actually deter them from doing it to my yard!!
    Thank you

  120. Bob Holloway Says:

    Gary:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. We live in North Merrick, Long Island, New York. We’ve had rain for 24 days this month and my back lawn is getting torn up every two or three days. This has never happened before, but it looks like the picture on your site. Thanks.

  121. Todd Moore Says:

    Please send me “Gary’s Racoon Help”. I live in Los Gatos and my backyard looks exactly like the example picture.

  122. Kristin Taylor Says:

    Please send a copy of “getting rid of raccoons who love my new sod!” We live in Redwood City, CA and are having a very difficult time. Thank you.

  123. Roger Salter Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We have raccoons coming to our yard every night, destroying things and leaving feces. We need your expert advice! Please send your free guide.

    Regards,
    Roger

  124. maureen mcneil Says:

    Could you kindly send a copy of how to deter troublesome raccoons from feasting on our newly laid sod for the 2nd year in a row? Much appreciated.

  125. Tim Coffee Says:

    Hi Gary
    I would love a copy of ‘Gary’s Raccoon Guide’
    I live in Windham, Maine, and the photo on your site with divots/grass pulled back looks exactly like what I’ve woken up to on 3 or 4 different occasions in the past 2 weeks. We’ve had 5 straight rainy weeks here in southern Maine, so I’m assuming that has something to do with it.
    Thanks for your help!

  126. Allison Sinclair Says:

    Hi Gary – we would very much love a copy of your Raccoon Guide. We have recently laid down a beautiful new sod lawn and every night the raccoons are coming and flipping it looking for grubs. This morning was the worst, more than 30+ dig wholes on top of more than a dozen sod pieces flipped over… help! We are in Toronto. Thanks.

  127. Patty K Says:

    Help living in outer suburb of NE Ohio and have holes everywhere in yard and grass is now turning brown. I have seen raccoons every night this week and a brazen skunk came right up to the house. Please send me your guide. Thanks so much.

  128. Barbara N. Says:

    The same thing happened when we laid new sod a couple years ago. I bought several rolls of chicken wire at the hardware store, unrolled them on the new lawn and hooked down with tent pegs. This worked great although I had to take them up whenever we mowed the lawn but in about a month the raccoons were no longer interested in our new sod. Maybe bird netting might also work.

  129. Maria Says:

    Hi Gary – Please send copy of your guide asap! Every morning seems like a new piece of lawn gets lifted up at night – raccoons? I am about ready to give up :(

  130. joe who Says:

    I also live in Toronto and every night for the past week the raccoons have done damage. I used a ScareCrow sprinkler and it reduced the damage by 90% for 2 nights and then they tackled it, broke the sprinkler part off and used it as a drinking fountain. Tonight I’m trying mothballs, critter ridder, and setting a trap. Please send a copy of your guide. Thanks in advance.

  131. Bert Decker Says:

    Thanks Gary, I would love a copy of your Raccoon Guide. I live in San Francisco near Lands End, and the raccoon(s) have been climbing the fence and foraging my baby’s breath lawn. Need to find a way to stop the damage…
    Thanks,

  132. Bill Ferrell Says:

    Gary: We live in Prior Lake, MN and have had the sod down for more than two weeks. We had no issues until I mowed it for the first time on Saturday and the last three nights we have experienced the problem. It appears to be getting worse every night as they must be inviting more of their friends. Please send me the Raccoon Guide. I wish I could post my photo. It is pretty amazing..

  133. mccleary Says:

    Please send me your Raccoon Guide. I think I’ve tried almost everything and they still tear up the lawn that I’ve tried so hard to grow. It’s frustrating.
    Things I’ve tried: trapping and relocating, pepper sprays, sprinklers, lights, grub-ex, etc. It seems they are worse than ever this year!

    Thanks for your help!

  134. Nancy Says:

    Please send me your raccoon papers. I live in Lenexa, Kansas.

  135. S. Gill Says:

    Hi Gary,
    We live in Ottawa, Canada. We would appreciate it very much if we could have a copy of your Raccoon Guide. Our newly laid sod is a mess every morning.
    Many thanks,

  136. J. Edwards Says:

    Gary,
    May I get a copy of the raccoon guide also?

  137. Jodie Says:

    I live in Pacifica CA and have a raccoon problem much like your photos show. My sod was several months old & already rooted when the raccoons decided to attack it. I am using 2 motion sensor sprinklers, 1 Yard Gard sound emitter, and I place sheets of chicken wire over the lawn at night anchored with bricks. All of that is a deterrent but the raccoons have managed to come back for more, digging in some of the openings of the chicken wire. I am hoping your guide will give me new and better solutions! Please send one to me. Thanks very much.

  138. Jill Says:

    I have raccoons killing all my new sod. I do not want to hurt them, or trap them. What do you think?

    I live in Rogers, MN

    Thank You!
    Jill

  139. Jill Says:

    oh….also! can I please get a copy of your guide?

    Thank You!
    Jill

  140. Margaret Baldwin Says:

    Oh, please send me a copy of your guide. We’re going crazy with raccoons here in Pacific Grove, California

    Thank you very much,

    Margaret

  141. Dollis Lambert Says:

    Raccoons are destroying my back. Please forward a copy of your guide.

  142. Dollis Lambert Says:

    Oh, I fogot. I live in Altadena, CA

    thanks!

  143. Dollis Lambert Says:

    Oh, I forgot. I live in Altadena, CA

    thanks!

  144. Leigh Says:

    I can’t believe it- Raccoons! My new lawn looks EXACTLY like the photo above. Please help and send me a copy of your advice!
    Thanks,
    Leigh

  145. Leigh Says:

    oh, and I live in toronto, Ontario

  146. Angela Says:

    Hi, raccoons r destroying my lawn. Can u email me ur guide. I am in calabasas, ca. Thanks!

  147. Angela Says:

    Hi Gary, can u resend Guide to me? I lost the file. This is Angela again. Thanks!

  148. Joe Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Need your help in deterring raccoons from tearing up my lawn. Can you send a copy of your guide.

    Thanks,
    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

  149. Sue Vanetten Says:

    Hello Gary,

    I have a large lawn so it is impossible to treat the entire lawn. I have turkeys doing alot of damage. Do you know of anything that will stop this?

  150. Patty McDonald Says:

    First is was moss, then ants, now raccoons. Think I was better off with the moss. Just may have to just turn the lawn into a skating rink. In the meantime your guide would be very much appreciated.

    Patty
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    Canada

  151. Scott McDOnald Says:

    Please send your guide, new lawn this spring and just can’t seem to get rid of teh pesky racoons. Oakville, Ontario

  152. Harley Jessup Says:

    Please send me your a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I live in Marin County in the northern California Bay Area.

    Thank you so much!
    Harley Jessup

  153. Jackie Vincent Says:

    Hi:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Thanks

    Jackie

  154. Jeff Deneau Says:

    Gary – Our home runs up to a cherry orchard and within the last couple weeks our lawn was being uprooted. Previously we thought our problem was a skunk. Found some poop with cherry pits and when searching this eve, we found a family of raccoons hanging out in the trees waiting for the buffet to open. Please send your guide and save our lawn!

  155. Vickie Says:

    Gary, I need help w/raccoons tearing up my yard. Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. I live in Platte City, MO and my yard looks just like your second picture on your website of the established yard.

  156. Julie Hepner Says:

    Hi,

    Please send my a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. We live in Toronto, Ontario and after a long garbage strike here, we seem to have more raccoons then ever and they are destroying our backyard!!

    Thanks,
    Julie

  157. eddy Waddel Says:

    I would luv to receive your book i have some issues with raccons diggig my lawn at night
    Thanks
    Eddy

  158. Mimi Fitzsimon Says:

    I would greatly appreciate receiving a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Raccoons are destroying the grass that we have just laid in our backyard. They keep drilling small round holes through the netting that we placed on the grass (following our neighbour’s advice). They are even disregarding the raccoon repellers (Bell & Howell) that we installed. Nothing seems to be working. Help!

  159. Bruce Says:

    Hi Gary:

    I would like a copy of your book. I am currently having problems with raccoons eating up my koi fish in the pond, as well as, tearing up my garden and lawn. I live in Vancouver, Canada. Please email me your handbook. Thanks.

  160. Barbara Says:

    Dear Gary:

    Raccoons are tearing up my lawn each nite in front of my pond (no doubt, after fishing for goldfish…). What do I do that is both humane to them and the many other animals (birds especially) that inhabit my yard?

    Thanks from Lafayette, CA,

    Barbara

  161. Matt Pease Says:

    Please send me your guide on how to stop raccoons from rolling up our newly planted sod lawn. Thanks

  162. John C Says:

    Gary,

    Please email a copy. I’m in Seattle, WA and my lawn is a newly discovered treat for the local raccoons.

    Thank you,
    John

  163. Lois Says:

    In San Carlos the little bandits make a nightly hit on our well established lawn. I just read that watering at night might be what’s attracting them. What does Gary’s guide say, I wonder?

  164. Steve Smith Says:

    Hi Gary, could you please send me your guide? These Raccoons are driving us crazy!!!
    Minnesota

  165. Alane French Says:

    Please send me a copy of your guide, “Gary’s Raccoon Help” We need reaaly need help. Livermore, CA

  166. A. Ver Berkmoes Says:

    Gary:

    I would appreciate getting a copy of your “Gary’s Raccon Help.” I live in Livermore, CA. My lawn looks just like in the photo sent by a reader.
    Thanks,
    avb

  167. Mike Says:

    Please send a copy of your guide…7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. my backyard is a disaster…Glen Cove, NY

    thanks!!!!!

  168. Anthony Farinacci Says:

    Hi Gary, could you please send me your guide? They torn my beautiful lawn up last night :(
    North Royalton, OH

  169. Don Says:

    Please send a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon Help. They are ripping up my membrane gutter.

  170. Teri Hull Says:

    Please send a copy of your Raccoon Help booklet. The plum trees are bare and now they are going for my new sod :(

  171. Loretta Chin Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Need your help. My new lawn looks much like yours.
    I have used mothballs, chicken wire, Cridder ridder, and the scarecrow, the motion control sprinkler system.
    They go for any area that is not completely covered by chicken wire.
    And sometimes try to dig in between the wider spaced wire.
    My lawn is not taking and i’m afraid it will not make it.
    Not to mention me.
    I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    It is an urban environment.

  172. Annette Says:

    I would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon help”. They are tearing up our lawn along with our neighbors. We live in Morgan Hill, CA.

    Thanks,
    Annette

  173. Hamsa Swaminathan Says:

    Hi Gary!

    Please send me a copy too, I live in Highland park, IL.
    Our lawn was destroyed as in dug up terribly! I would like to know what I can do about it!
    Thanking you,
    Hamsa

  174. Laura Says:

    I would like a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help, please. Something is eating my Bermuda grass and it looks a lot like your pictures…
    Yucaipa, CA

    Thank you.

  175. Joe Says:

    Raccoons seem to be using my pool as a toilet, the first step looks horrible. Please send your suggestions.

    Desperate in St Petersburg, FL
    Joe

  176. Don Says:

    We’ve got raccoon’s tearing up our front yard. Please send us your suggestions.

    Thank you.

  177. Don Says:

    And we’re in Palo Alto, CA.

  178. Simon Miller Says:

    Please send me your “raccoon help” guide. I’m in Oakville, ON and had about 100 feet of my lawn torn up in one night.

  179. Jill Wright Says:

    Hi Gary…

    Would love a copy of your raccoon help. We live in Benicia & have been hit 3 times in the last 3 nights. Our backyard looks awful…

  180. ken Says:

    I live in surrey British columbia.plz send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help..The Racoon plays hovc on the back. we cannot use the deck or the backyard because of them

  181. Bob Salata Says:

    I would like to obtain your guide, “Gary’s Raccoon Help”

    I live in Orange County Ca and have had raccoons trapped once but they are back again and making a mess of my yard.

    Bob

  182. Rebecca Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send us a copy of raccoon help. They are tearing up our front lawn. We live in South San Jose close to the foothills. Thanks!

  183. Brooke Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Help! We live in Los Gatos and our lawn is being torn up!

    Thank you!

  184. Mill Nash Says:

    Hi Gary:

    I would love a copy of your Gar’s Raccoon help.
    thanks very much. The lawn is in Terra Linda

    Mill

  185. Nate Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Our new sod is being torn up , would like to look at alternatives before resorting to the pellet gun. We live in Hillsborough, CA.

    Nate

  186. Matt Says:

    Hi Gary:

    I would like a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon help.
    Thank you very much. The tool shed roof and cedar roof being used as racoon toilets are in Portland, Oregon.

    Matt

  187. Robin Says:

    Hello Gary,
    I’ve tried the motion scarecrow sprinkler, it worked the first two days and the raccoons are tearing up my lawn in Walnut Creek. I have also tried the cayote urine powder but nothing seems to work. I would love a copy of your “raccoon help”. Thanks
    Robin

  188. Jennifer Says:

    Please send a copy to help with Raccoons. Thanks

  189. George Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I’m doing some work for a customer and would like a copy of your Raccoon help manual. Thanks.
    George

  190. pat Says:

    Hi gary,

    I have Raccoons Gone Wild!
    Please send me your raccons be gone book

    thanks

    pat

  191. Casey Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Can you please send me a copy. The raccoons are driving me and my grass crazy!

  192. Aliza Says:

    Please send a copy of Raccoon help to me – my lawn was attacked!
    Aliza
    apmetz@earthlink.net

  193. Aliza Says:

    Please send a copy of Raccoon help – my lawn was attacked!

  194. Nancy Says:

    please send a copy of Raccoon Help — my lawn was also attacked. I’ll be glad if it’s raccoons and not skunks.

  195. MsMonica Says:

    Mr. Gary, Please send Raccoon help—front lawn (only) not as bad as posted pix, but knowledge excellent to have, for further discussion. (lakewood_Walnut Creek) BTW, what leaves bright yellow granular scat near compost area . . . any theories? mdk

  196. Shirley Pettit Says:

    Gary – please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”.

    Thank you.

  197. Dan Says:

    Gary – Just read your posting. I think our lawn is getting ripped up by racoons. It’s driving us nuts! Please send us a copy of your guide to raccoon help.

    Thanks.

  198. Manoj Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Can you please send me a copy of Raccoon help, my lawn is getting dug up almost every night on the same spot for the last two weeks. I live in San Jose, Evergreen area..

    Thanks,
    Manoj

  199. liz Says:

    Hi there, could u please send me a copy about hints to get rid of these little buggers they are ruining my new sod, I live in langley, BC, canada

  200. Rimma Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We have the same problem with our lawn for the past week. We live in Cupertino (close to San Jose). Please send us a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.
    Thank You.

  201. Jass Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Can you please send me a copy on how to get rid of these pests. I live in San Jose.

    Thanks

  202. Renee Says:

    Hi Gary,
    They began in my backyard and have now moved to the front! I live in Lafayette. Please send a copy of your “hints” – we need help!
    Renee

  203. lyn park Says:

    Oct.5,09
    I had 4 areas of raccoon attack on front lawn. Visited a friend in Los Gatos (about 1 1/2 miles from my house this morning and her lawn looks like a backhoe gone crazy.I thought wild boars but the mess looks nearly like your pictures. We need the “helpful hints” booklet. Hope everyone realizes that raccoons carry bad parasites so careful washing of skin is a must. Thank You. Lyn

  204. Adrianne Says:

    I would like to join in the racoon challenge. I am in San Ramon, CA and my front lawn, what is left of it is a mess. This is the 3rd attack in a week (not including the rest of the month) and the neighboring lawns are left untouched. I need help without harming my pets (dog and cat) and other wildlife.

    Thank you in advance.
    Adrianne

  205. Kathleen Says:

    Our grass has been attacked by about 3 raccoons four of the past 7 nights. It’s becoming a huge problem. Please send me your tip sheet ASAP.

    Thank you!
    Kathleen
    Walnut Creek

  206. Mike Rocca Says:

    Gary,

    I just move to Pleasant Hill 1 month ago and raccoons are destroying my yard. I would appreciate a copy of your booklet.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  207. Brad Says:

    Same problem, ripping up my new lawn. Thanks!

    Brad.

  208. Lori Barajas Says:

    Can you please send me a copy of your Raccoon Help. We live in Antioch, CA and our lawn as well as our neighbors is getting destroyed.

    Thanks so much
    Lori

  209. Anne-Jette Oxenburgh Says:

    I would be most appreciative for a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help by email.

    We live in Alamo, near Macedo Ranch park entrance. The raccoons are abundant here. Some appear to live in the storm drains, you hear them at night when out walking.

    Our lawn is a mess. I hear them climb over the fence at night to enter our yard.

    Thank you in advance.

  210. Cheryl Says:

    Gary,
    I love reading your articles. I am in Pleasanton for 10 yrs now and the past 2 weeks have started to experience this exact problem in my front yard. The problem area is sloped downhill. I back up to the Foothills and my Father was convinced I had wild pigs digging up my front yard the damage is so bad. I tried Critter Ritter but the area is so large at $15 a bottle it would cost me a forture to keep treating the area. I know I have alot of worms in my grass as they are always dried & curled up dead on my driveway. Please send me your “RACOON HELP” tips. I am desperate! Thanks

  211. elisa evitts Says:

    I woke up the other day and a section of my lawn looked like your picture above. I had no idea that it was racoons until my neighbor told me they’re looking for grub. It looks terrible. Please tell me the solution by emailing your booklet.

    Thanks

    EE

  212. Kathy Gilcrest Says:

    Gary,

    Please send me a copy of your “Raccoon Help” brochure. Raccoons have started up in my neighbors’ lawns, and I’m trying to help my neighbors (San Ramon) do the humane thing. Luckily, I haven’t had much of a problem (so far).

    Thanks as always for your work.

  213. Jeanne Lowe Says:

    I would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help!” I live in San Ramon and my front and back lawns have been destroyed by raccoons, gophers, and voles! Thanks.

  214. Diana L Says:

    Gary,

    Would you please email me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help!”. I live in Fremont California. The lawns in my front yard have been destroyed by raccoons in the past month badly. And the situation is getting worse in the past two weeks. Large areas in my lawns (almost the entire lawn) got digged up. This morning when I got up and looked through the window, I saw my lawn had become a muddy mess! Thanks!

  215. Richard Cote Says:

    The pics that you show are nothing compared to the destruction that i am currently incurring. I live in Oakville Ontario, a suburb of Toronto.
    Do you have a remedy to mitigate the damage. I take great pride in my lawn and it was great until recently when racoons started to destroy it.
    Your help will be an asset and i thank you in advance.

    ps – shooting the critters is not an option here, and i do not own a dog.

  216. suzanne Says:

    Gary, please can we get a copy of gary’s racoon help! thank you!! we have a similar situation to your photo

  217. Sheri Milburn Says:

    Mornin’ Gary,

    The raccoons are making crop circles in our lawn. It’s been off and on for approximately a month now. Last nights party was the wildest so far. We live on a busy street in San Mateo, Calif. with neighbors on all sides. They have not destroyed anyone other lawns in the neighborhood.

    We do have a cat that hangs out outside and we are afraid of putting chemical out in fear of making the cat sick.

    I am interested in receiving your a copy of “Raccoon Help” and any comments you may have.

    Thanks in advance
    -Sherri

  218. Andrew Lewis Says:

    Wow, that’s a long list of folks! Please add me to the requests for “Raccoon Help”.

    We have lived in the same house in Mountain View, California for 20 years and for the first time a raccoon has dug up our lawn.

    Thanks Gary.

  219. Joe Says:

    Please send me a Guide too!
    THANKS!

  220. M Lorentzen Says:

    Please send me a free copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Thanks!

    Clayton Ca.

  221. Dick Says:

    Gary:
    Help. My new sod in Issaquah, WA is being torn up. Please send “Gary’s Racoon Help”

    Thanks

    Dick Yates

  222. Jason Chow Says:

    Thanks for your great website, I would love a copy of your guide,

    Pickering Ontario

    Thanks
    Jason

  223. Bill Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We live in San Jose, California. For the longest time we thought people are using our front lawn as putting green while we were gone. Thank you for your website, now we know raccoons are the culprits. Please send us a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon’s Help”.

    Thank you in advance.

    Bill

  224. colin Says:

    Gary; This year I have the worst divots I’ve ever had. They haven’t been bad for several years. We lost our puppy who 16 years and 7 months old. maybe that’s the reason. We have some very large divots – some as big as 4″ by 7″. I hope a free copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help” helps! Thank You,…. Colin from Wooster Ohio.

  225. Angelique Says:

    Hi Gary, Boy I sure do need a copy of your Gary’s Raccoons Help. I have a horrible patch in my front yard that I just accused my neighbor of creating and now that I know that raccoons can do this I just feel awful. Please send me a copy STAT! Thanks, Angelique.

  226. Hari Says:

    Thanks for your web site

    Would love a copy

    Vancouver,BC

  227. Barbara Swanson Says:

    This is the first time in 30 plus years I have had my lawn attacked by raccoons, so I’m looking forward to your advice.

  228. Missy Vigil Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I live in Apple Hill in Brentwood. Our property backs up to a green belt/open space area with Deer Creek just a few yards away. It is beautiful! Unfortunately, this kind of natural beauty is not without a drawback or two. In a word, raccoons – they’re wonderful little lawn tillers but my husband is not amused. I would be so grateful to receive a copy of your “Raccoon Help”.
    Thank you so much. I do enjoy your column and thank you for all your work and dedication to our furry friends!
    Sincerely,
    Missy

  229. Stephen Marshman Says:

    Hello Gary.
    A friend of mine in San Leandro who doesn’t have email asked me to get a copy of your “Gary’s Racoon Help” guide. He lives over by the creek/Bancroft area of San Leandro and he really needs the guide. The little bandits have ripped up half his lawn!

    Thanks very much,
    San Leandro,CA

  230. Jeff Best Says:

    Hello,
    I live in Chantilly Va and have raccoons tearing up my yard at night. Please send me a copy of your guide.

    Much Thanks

  231. Patrick Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon help guide. My yard is slowly being dug up night after night. I live in Rockville, MD. Thanks for your help!

    Patrick

  232. devra cooper Says:

    please send me a copy of your raccoon guide. i live in san luis obispo, ca and have noticed holes in my front yard, which is covered in small stones. i hope they don’t get at the plant roots, which happened a couple of years ago … killing several nice plants.

    and now i know who left that poop on my roof, right where you can see it.

  233. Lauren Says:

    Hello Gary.

    I’d love to receive a copy of your Racoon Help Guide. We’re in San Jose and have them on our roof and occasionally in our house via our cat door.

    Thank you.

    Lauren

  234. Teresa Says:

    Need a copy of your Racoon help quide.

  235. George Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Can you please send me a copy of your Raccoon Help Guide… This Raccoons are driving nuts!!
    Thank you.
    George

  236. andrea Says:

    My grass is torn up like the second photo above. I suspect a raccoon, though I have never seen one around my house before. We have been having a problem with random feces in the back corner of our lawn and I assumed it was a cat or possum. I have 3 small children. Would the Raccoons pose any danger to our family by illness through their presence or their feces? Please help me! thanks so much!I would love your guide.

  237. Patricia Says:

    This morning, my lawn looks just like the second photo. Never had this problem before, but I know the racoons come by: I’ve seen them, and my dog used to go nuts whenever they were aroung. Sadly, our dog died earlier this month, so maybe her barking saved our lawn in the past. So please send me a copy of your racoon tips. We live in Pleasanton.

  238. Alan Zeringue Says:

    Hi Gary,

    WOuld you please send a copy of your Racoon Help Guide. We live in South San Jose and we have one digging up our front and back lawns.

    Many Thanks!
    Alan

  239. j gessler Says:

    please send me your raccoon help guide. Something is making a mess of our yard and it looks like your pictures of raccoon damage. Do fox also dig up yards? Thanks, J

  240. Peter Truss Says:

    Please forward a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We have been having raccoons digging up our lawn.

    Thank you.

  241. GAIL Says:

    I am having a lot of trouble with the racoons digging up our lawn. I would really appreciate it if you could send me a copy of your “GARY’S RACOON HELP” I was not sure if it was racoons or skunks that were digging up the lawn but seeing your pictures I am sure it was a Racoon.

    Thanks you ever so much

  242. Alex Says:

    Please send me a copy. We are in San Ramon. Raccoons teared up our lawn thrice in the last two weeks (this never happened before in 8 years we live here).

    Thanks!

  243. Colin Says:

    I am in San Ramon & having never had an issue have had my lawn dug up 4 times in the last week.

    Please could you send a copy of your guide ?

    Thanks

  244. Vijay Says:

    Can you send me the leaflet on raccoons? They are destroying my lawn. I live in Seattle, WA.

    Thanks,

    Vijay

  245. Irma Goerner Says:

    Can you please email me “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. It’s so embarrasing to have all these holes in my front yard, I need to be rid of this. I live in San Juan Capistrano, CA (92675).
    Thank you.

  246. Elynn Walker Says:

    I work for Hensel Phelps Construction Co., currently working on a project at Skyline College in San Bruno, California.

    We have a raccoon under one of our trailers and is eating his way through another trailer.

    Anything will help. Thanks

    Elynn Walker
    Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

  247. sophie macaulay Says:

    Hi, we woke up this morning to a crazy looking lawn like the one pictured in your article. please send your help guide.
    Sophie, Topanga, California 90290

  248. Joseph Geringer Says:

    Hi, Can you please email me “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We live on a main street in Chicago and everyone can see our crazy looking lawn. We need to get rid of this or at least prevent it from spreading.
    Thanks!

    Joe
    Chicago, IL

  249. Paul Says:

    I live in evergreen area of San Jose and my front yard is being ripped by Raccoons.I will appreciate if you can send me your Help guide.

  250. Rhoda Tucker Says:

    Please, please ,please send me a copy of your pamphlet, we have had some battle with these racoons. My son and daughtr-in-law went to so much back breaking work and expense to give their children a nice lawn to play on, it just keeps getting torn up by these Coons! Please help. Send book to rtucker@ schrillo.com, I am living in Stevensons Ranch, California.

  251. Mary Bussi Says:

    I need your 7-page booklet…raccoons are destroying my newly laid sod. I live in San Rafael, CA. Thanks so much in advance.

  252. Liz Says:

    Gary

    I have a racoon that keeps coming and digging up my newly turfed lawn. Help!

  253. Singh Says:

    A copy of your guide would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Vancouver, BC, Canada

  254. David Brown Says:

    Gary, would you e-mail me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help;” our problem is scat on the roof. Thought that I had seen hints on how to prevent them from coming back to the same spot, but can’t find it in a search of your blog.
    Thanks, David

  255. Sharon Morrison Says:

    Please send a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” Thank you .

  256. jack Says:

    please email me “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. i live in redwood city, ca and the raccoons keep flipping my sod. thanks

  257. Kristen Says:

    We’re in Pleasant Hill and the raccoons keep coming back. We’ve tried grub killers, animal repellents and cayenne pepper. Please help before my husband loses his mind.

  258. james Durkee Says:

    A raccoon guide please. My yard is a disaster

  259. Amanda G Says:

    Please I need a copy too, my lawn is all rolled up…
    San Clemente California.
    Thank you!

  260. Doug Williams Says:

    Please…send a copy of the raccoon help guide. the rascals are terrorizing my yard and new sod.

    thanks!

  261. Jackie Says:

    Gary, would you e-mail me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help;”. The raccoons are having a hayday in our backyard.

    Thanks

  262. Michele Says:

    PLEASE, PLEASE RACCOON HELP!
    It is only the middle of March here in Canada, and they have already started!
    I am at wits end, did the cayenne, ammonia, staking, none is working.
    Help!

  263. Craig Says:

    Sure would like a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” I live in Northwest Indiana. I trap them and let them go a few miles away at a friends house . He doesn’t mind, I don’t know if thats far enough away. We are over run with them, I could catch one a night for the rest of my life. We have plenty of Deer and Coyote to.

  264. Nancy Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. We live in Michigan near the Indiana border. They seem to like our lawn the best. Other neighbors close by don’t seem to have the issue we are having. We don’t want to be the best little Yard Buffet around!

    Thanks.

  265. Kathy Says:

    Please send a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon help. Our lawn is being destroyed by the raccoons. We want an option that would be humane to the raccoons before we loose our minds!

    We live in Markham Ontario and the raccoons have started early this year as our new sod has been yanked up and looks like your picture.

    Thanks

  266. cindy Says:

    please send a copy! Not so much my lawn, but my bark paths are tossed weekly.

  267. S Jetter Says:

    Gary,

    I am getting a raccoon pooper in my backyard. Please send a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help.

    Thanks!

    Clayton, CA

  268. Donna Says:

    Please, I would love to have a look at your guide for some ideas. My in-laws lawn has been completely destroyed and we are looking for some practical help. I live in Vancouver, BC

  269. tom Says:

    hi gary, would appreciate some information concerning the raccoons destroying my lawn. i leave in long island in new york. thanks in advance!

  270. Kalvin Says:

    Hi Gary. I would really appreciate a copy of your raccoon help guide. My new lawn has virtually been destroyed. I live in Palos Verdes, CA

  271. Laurie Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Would love a copy of the raccoon help guide. They are using our yard as a latrine. Thanks!

  272. lorraine Says:

    please send a copy of your “Gary’s racoon help” as I suspect there is a racoon coming to my lawn which was just repaired nicely last fall. It digs the lawn, several times on the same or similiar spots.

    thanks a lot

  273. J. MacFarland Says:

    We live in SW. Georgia outside Americus we have 40 acres and lots of opossums and raccoons “HELP” please send Gary’s Raccoon Help. Our lawn is being destroyed by something, I always thought it was just the opossums.
    Thanks

  274. Jon Says:

    We live in NE Seattle and a family of 3 mischevious raccoons has been ravashing our new lawn. I caught them in the act this morning and would like to address the problem before they completely ruin the lawn. Sure would appreciate any insight you may have on addressing the problem. Thanks!

  275. Mary Says:

    Please send me the 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Thanks,
    Mary

  276. Dan K Says:

    from Bothell, WA

    Please send the “Gary’s racoon help” guide. We have racoons that think one area in our lawn is a toilet. It is disgusting and with the rain it seems to wash away anything I have tried to put on the area. Please help! Thanks.

  277. Michele Says:

    Please email me a copy of your guide, we live in central texas

  278. Binny Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please email me a copy of your guide; raccoons are terrorizing our backyard and pooping on our deck every night.

    We live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

    Thanks!

  279. Carl Slotnick Says:

    Gary -
    please send me a copy of your guide….
    raccoons are tearing up my lawn in Roslyn Heights,
    Long Island, NY…..thanks

  280. Jim Says:

    Please send us a copy of your racoon booklet. We live on L.I.,N.Y.

    Thanks!

  281. Mark Says:

    Vashon ,WA and would love a copy.

    Thanks in advance

  282. jake leone Says:

    Can you send us a copy of your racoon booklet. to blars999@hotmail.com,

    Thanks
    Jake

  283. amy Says:

    we now have raccoons underneath the slab crawl space in pacifica, ca (bay area).
    thanks,
    amy

  284. Christie Blair Says:

    Having terrible problem with racoons! Could you please send us a copy of your booklet to cmblair9@gmail.com.

    Thanks,
    christie
    San Francisco, ca

  285. Karen Phillips Says:

    Hi Gary -
    I have a problem with Raccoons pooing in my yard – with two young kids playing outside, its a real issue!
    hoping you can gelp.

    Thanks
    karen
    Ontario Canada

  286. Georgia Sellman Says:

    Please send me a copy of your guide, I am in Lewiston, Ca. I have a regular visitor leaving gifts for me every day on my lawn.

  287. Gigi Thompson Says:

    I live in New York City and help run a community garden. Recently we have been besieged by packs of raccoons. This situation has become serious as there are feral cats in this garden that we care for and recently one of the kittens was eaten by a raccoon. This savagery was unfortunately witnessed by my sister. We have reached out to the local authorities who said we should try to just get along with them. Jerry, we are desperate! Please send me information on how to get rid of them once and for all. Thank you.

  288. Gigi Thompson Says:

    I live in NYC and run a community garden which has been besieged by raccoons. Recently a feral kitten in the garden was eaten by one of these raccoons. Local authorities have said to just try to get along with them…RIDICULOUS! HELP!!!!!!

  289. Bruce Anthony Says:

    We live in Redwood City, CA. Like most of the other comments, we’ve tried all the commercial options, so we’re hoping you’ve got the miracle solution. Last night was the worst ever (after treating last week for grubs and applying the nightly repellent). HELP!

  290. Joan Podesto Says:

    Good Morning Gary,
    I am writing to have you electronically send me your 7 page info sheet in dealing with Racoons digging up your lawn. Sadly our new lawn looks like your website photo. We are at 1211 Upper Happy Valley, Lafayette. Help.
    We are continuing to enjoy your column in the Times!!!
    Thank you for your humor and insight.

    Joan Podesto

  291. Joan Podesto Says:

    Gary,
    We live in Lafayette. I woke up this morning and found our new lawn to look like your web photo. Please send us your 7 page info sheet electronically.

    Thank you. We so enjoy your column.

    Joan Podesto

  292. CAROL BERRETT Says:

    WE live in the country. Several areas of our lawn have been entirely dug up. I saw a few holes tunneling down. What is doing this (raccoons?) and how can we prevent it?

  293. Karen Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Our back yard looks like your website photo. Please send a copy of your 7 page info electronically.
    Thanks,
    karen
    Nova Scotia ,Canada

  294. Mark Dellinges Says:

    Please send me a copy of your paper. The raccoons are pulling the lids off my french drain and tearing up my front and back lawns every night. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars maintaining my lawns only to have them destroyed by these menaces. I live in Belmont, California.

  295. Arlene Pratt Says:

    Dear Gary,

    I would appreciate a copy of your Racoon help guide…I live in Dartmouth, NS, in the city and been having problems with racoons flipping my sod on a nightly basis for at least the last week. Never seen a racoon in our residential area the last 6+ years that we lived here, but two weeks ago, I seen two small racoons going down my driveway one night. I guess we have been serving them worms for dinner ever since, in the way of our backyard. Would appreciate any help.
    Thanks in advance,

  296. Marlene Freeman Says:

    In Rodeo racoons frequently are seen and roam neighborhood after 8 p.m. Our street especially must provide tasty treats and they visit my lawn. Sometimes a single racoon and many times a family of 3 or more. This year I’ve noticed more racoons for some reason. Please send me “Gary’s racoon help”. Thank you in advance.

  297. Edward C Says:

    I’d appreciate of acopy of the raccoon guide. Raccoons poop on my lawn in Alameda, CA.

  298. Robert Riccio Says:

    Please send me “Gary’s racoon help” please!!!!! I’ve got a pack of them that fequent my yard at night and make an awfull noise that sometimes wakes me up. Please send.

  299. chris H Says:

    please send me a copy of the Racoon Help Please. They have been rolling up my lawn for the last month and Im ready to kill them.

  300. emily Says:

    I have noticed that this summer we seem to have more visitors to our yard- neihborhood cats, racoons and squirrels. In particular there is one part of the yard where our fence comes together with the people behind and to the side if us. Since this is partially hidden by shrubs and trees I rarely am back there. This weekend when cleaning some shrubs i found several (5-7) different piles of droppings that look too large for a cat. We have seen a racoon on three different occasions this summer so am fairly certain this is what its from.
    Have you found cayanne pepper or critter ridder to be effective at deterring animals from the yard? I was told that might work from a local home depot rep.

    Can you please email me your guide.

    We live in north Seattle/Shoreline area.

    THANK YOU!

  301. Juli Howard Says:

    I am requesting a copy of Garys racoon hel PLEASE!! We have got A huge problem with them tearing up our ENTIRE back yard. We have done everything. We have had it treated for grubs over the years ( yard guys swear thats the problem ) We have live trapped them and taken out to country to only wake up to more tearing up. It is so bad that our yard is nothing but patches. I have reaked up 7 wheel barrles of dead grass that they have pealed up and still wake to more everyday. We are about ready to give up. We have a large spot light, have tried motion sencor that work for a short while but they always come back. HELP!!!! We live in a wooded area and I know that eliminating the racoons will never happen. I enjoy the wildlife I just have to have the racoons stop tearing up our large yard.

  302. jackie Says:

    Can you please email me your guide. I woke up to a mess this morning my back yard is thrashed what a sight to wake up to.

    We live in San Jose, ca.

  303. Dave Says:

    My yard is decimated. I need to get rid of these critters. Help!

  304. Marcelina Says:

    Hello. We live in Aspen Hill.
    Please send me a copy of how to get rid of raccoon. We have a big one in our backyard and destroyed our water hose leaving the water flowing the whole night. :-( please send ASAP

  305. Marcus Evans Says:

    Hey Gary,
    The Raccoons are destroying my yard / grass and they have landed my dog in the vet’s office.
    Please send your seven page help.
    We live in Portland Oregon / City environment but very neer a (within 1/4 mile) large heavily wooded park.
    Thank you, Marcus

  306. sandy Says:

    Hi, Please email me your solution to raccons pooping diarrhea in the alley behind my house. Flies and probably worms – YUK. Louisville CO

  307. mike Says:

    Hi Gary,

    My lawn looks just like yours in the picture, could you send me the guide? I live in San Diego, CA.

    Mike

  308. Ari chaney Says:

    Gary, please send your 7 page book. The raccoons started by turning up about 30 rolls of sod. 7 episodes later they are up to 100+ rolls of sod per night.
    Ari
    Basalt, CO

  309. C. Scott Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help guide. They’re a big problem for us and are ruining the new landscaping in our backyard!! Thank you.

  310. Jo Says:

    It’s Sept in Sonora CA & I’ve just patched many dry bare spots with sections of sod. I haven’t seen any grubs but we have lots of earthworms. Raccoon(s) immediately showed up & tore the sod apart. Lawn now looks like obstacle course – plastic chicken-wire, chairs, rakes, rocks, ladders,etc. over the newly planted sections, this after spraying deer repellent, sprinkling cayenne pepper, cumin, etc around – a workman showed up & thought we were having a yard sale. Help! Please send pamphlet. Thanks

  311. Beth Says:

    Hi,
    Could you send me a copy of your guide.
    Thanks,
    Beth

  312. Anna Wichansky Says:

    The photos you posted look like the recent holes in our lawn. Please send the raccoon guide, if you still have it. thanks, anna

  313. Joy Says:

    Gary,

    Please send me a copy of your guide. We are in need of help.

    Thank you,

    Joy

  314. steve Says:

    Please send a copy of the raccoon guide — thank you.

  315. Deb Kerber Says:

    Happy Fall!
    Please send a copy of your Racoon Help guide.

    Thanks,
    Deb in Nebraska

  316. Diane Keeling Says:

    Please send a copy of your racoon guide. My back-yard looks like a bomb went off. Every morning it is a new challenge, and the yard looks horrible.

    Please Help,
    Diane

  317. Kimberlie Cahn Says:

    Hi Gary!

    My husband and I just had sod put in our front yard in Los Angeles, CA and the last 2 nights we have noticed small areas where raccoons have been foraging for food. I would love a copy of your book since the only solution our gardener had was to lay down netting or chainlink fence. We are desperate since we don’t want our gorgeous lawn destroyed!

    Thank you so much.
    Kim :)

  318. Rachel Says:

    We woke up to a torn up backyard. And, what we believe to be racoon footprints all over the deck. With similar damage in the front and on a much smaller scale, our neighbors saw a skunk out in front at night. Help! Also, we have a dog and our neighbors on both sides have two dogs each, so I hope these are pet friendly tips!

  319. Rachel Says:

    Please e-mail a copy of your 7-page guide. We live in Chicago. We woke up to a torn-up backyard and a deck filled with racoon footprints (we believe). The problem also appears in the front on both neighbors’ lawns. Our one neighbor said that he saw a skunk out there one night ripping up the lawn. Please help!

  320. Paul Says:

    Hi,

    I live in Surrey, BC. I just finished mowing, fertilizing and over-seeding my lawn after a mole problem. This morning I look out and my lawn is literally torn up by raccons – #!&%*!!! -Help!

    Thanks,
    Paul

  321. Dan Says:

    Please send the guide!! Thanks!

  322. Jim Says:

    Gary,

    Please send me your raccoon guide. I live in Walnut Creek.

    Thanks

  323. David Hedge Says:

    My lawn looks eaxctly like the photo above so we assume racoons are diiging up our lawn. What can we do to stop them doing it? Can you please send me your racoon guide? Thanks

  324. Erik Says:

    Hi,
    Could you send me a copy of your guide.
    Thanks,
    Erik

  325. Patty Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I live in Monte Sereno, CA and need your Raccoon help guide desperately! The lawn is a mess. Thanks – Patty

  326. Nicole Biegenzahn Says:

    Hi Gary. We live in Pasadena and have a completely chemical free lawn (have a toddler!) but the raccoons are at it again – and it looks awful (like the 2nd picture) … would love your guide!

  327. Barbara Says:

    Please send your racoon tip sheet to me. Thanks for the great work Gary!

    barbaralong600@yahoo.com

  328. John Maiurro Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. They are destroying my lawn.

    Thanks.

  329. John Maiurro Says:

    Sorry, I am from Oakville ontario Canada

    John

  330. Brian lehmann Says:

    I need help with the raconns destroying my lawn

  331. Katy Says:

    I would appreciate it if you would please send me your 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help” guide. We have lived in Morgan Hill, CA in same house for 20 years and just began having this problem this year. We have not changed anything with our lawn since we moved in, but over past year have had 4 different places (5 feet by 5 feet each)which look like your 2nd photo on the website. I don’t know if there are grubs or why they would not have been there all these years and suddenly this year they are. thank you.

  332. maureen Says:

    1 hour south of chicago. sod was fine until mid oct (was placed in late august) and now nightly attacks occur. ugh!

  333. Daniel Says:

    My yard looks like second photo (2 years in a row, now). Please send the copy of Gary’s Raccoon help.
    I live in Windsor, ON Canada.
    Thanx!

  334. Kevin L Says:

    Thank you for your offer. I have quite a bit of damage in one area of my lawn. My security cameras have picked up the raccoons, so I know it’s them causing the damage. Also have had a possum, but that doesn’t do the damage like the raccoons.

    Please send me a copy, Gary. I live in SW Florida (Port Charlotte).

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  335. Alan Hodgson Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help.
    They come back each night to dig-up some more of my lawn.
    I live in San Jose, CA.

  336. Harlan Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. They are destroying my lawn. Thank you! I’m desperate as my resources are short of shooting one which I’m against! email: pilot727@wi.rr.com

  337. Harlan Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. They are destroying my lawn. Thank you! I’m desperate as my resources are short of shooting one which I’m against! email: pilot727@wi.rr.com, Milwaukee, WI.

  338. MP Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. The raccoons are digging up my lawn.

  339. Julie Says:

    I heard of grass-fed beef. We have grass-fed raccoons. The world’s largest raccoon and his friend are tearing up our lawns. Again. I used to think raccoons were cute. Now I see them as beady-eyed, lawn-wreckers. We have tried gross-smelling repellents – I think they think it’s a sauce. We also tried motion-activated sprinklers – they enjoyed the shower and the drink to go with their grass dinner. We also used beneficial nematodes, another failure….so you are our last hope. So, please send us a copy of your helps and hopefully it helps. We are in Concord, CA.

  340. Gail Grigg Says:

    Our yard has been beautiful all year, and at the end of October it has been totally destroyed by racoons. They have dug up almost every inch of our grass! It is cold here in Michigan and I think the grubs are dead or frozen, so what is it they are looking for?? Please send us a copy of “Gary’s racoon help”. Every morning I open the blinds, I am amazed at the damage that has occured overnight. Thanks!!

  341. Pauline Says:

    I live in Laguna Niguel California. In the last 10 days my back yard was completed torn apart. It looks exactly like your second picture. How came they only attacked my back yard not my neighbors? Both sides of my neighbors are fine. The salesperson at the TRUE VALUES hardware store told me to get the organic earthworm killer to get rid of the raccoon’s food. So they won’t come back because they can’t smell of the worm. I am not sure it works or not but I would LOVE to have a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I know this will not be an one-time appearance of my dear lawn-diggers. Thanks/Gracias/Merci!

  342. Lin Manning Says:

    We live on the edge of a canyon in Point Loma (San Diego). We just spent an enormous amount of time and money tearing out and re-installing our front yard landscape. We seeded our front lawn and anxiously awaited the seedlings coming up. No sooner than the tender sprouts appeared, so did tears and rips (as in your photo above). We thought it was the ferrel cats in the immediate neighborhood as our neighbor leaves cat food/water out all the time. She ends up feeding all the canyon life as well; skunks, RACCOONS, opossums and the cats. Please send a copy of your ‘Gary’s Raccoon Help’ before my neighbors find a lot of dead critters soon. Thanks.

  343. Grace Dearborn Says:

    Please send your guide. We live in San Rafael and just the past 4 days we have woken to find our lawn torn apart. Thanks!

  344. Irma Says:

    Raccoons are digging up my front and backyards, please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”

    Thank you

  345. Carol Says:

    Please email a copy of your raccon book. I live in North Oakland, CA. Raccoons chew on Giant Bird of Paradise stems, and Abysinnian Banana stems. They were eating the pond goldfish, until I put hardware cloth over it. However, the second time (before I put the hardware cloth on) the goldfish escaped the raccoons because I had left a few clay pots in the pond, in a game of ’3 monte’ I guess the raccoon couldn’t figure out which pot the fish was hiding in!

  346. Gene Says:

    Hey Gary, I need your help. Please email a copy of your raccoon book. I live in Tracy, CA. Thank you.

  347. Kas Says:

    Racoons are clever creatures. They get back at people for destroying their habitat.

    The best way to deal with racoons is to feed them with meat fat and bones plus other leftover foods that is not saved for consumption. That is what I do and that is what everyone should do.

    Like humans, racoons are mother nature’s children too. They have the same survival rights.

    Just imagine that you were a racoon and think about the ways you should be treated!

  348. Liz Knight Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help. We live in Whitmore Lake, Michigan (15 minutes north of Ann Arbor). We have lived here for 19 years and have seen Racoons wandering around many times but have never had them bother our lawn until this Fall. We tried a live trap but all we got was the neighbors cat who ate all the bait, relaxed for the night, then went home to sleep it off when we let him out. Any help would be appreciated.

  349. Jean Says:

    Dear Gary,
    I have a family of racoons tearing up my lawn. I worry about them attacking my dogs after reading about the racoons Alameda that came into someobody’s house and
    attacked their dogs. My dogs are under 20 lbs. and
    I have a doggie door. I want to let the racoons know that
    they are not welcome in MY yard.
    May I have a copy of your book Gary’s Racoon Help?

  350. Julia Tran Says:

    I would like a copy of this because my dad raises fishes in our own backyard & early in the morning RACCOONS will come & steal our fish from our fish pond & eat them all up. I’m from Cupertino/West San Jose & I need to know what is the best way to not have RACCOONS eat up our fishes in our fish pond

  351. mike jankovich Says:

    gary thank you ,i have grubs and i think racoons because of little piles and spike marks that poke knife like jabs in the soil like 4 jabs in larg aeras 60 % of my lawn looks like its gone help

  352. LARRY HARTMAN Says:

    boy oh boy do I need your assistance with our raccoon problem. I didn’t realize that they were the ones also destroying my yard: I blamed the armadillo :-(

    thank you in advance for your information…..we live in Lee County, Florida

  353. MD Scott Says:

    Hello Gary,

    I live in Auburn Hills,MI and the raccoons are destroying my lawn. Any guidance you can provide is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

  354. Anita Says:

    Hello Gary,
    We live in Elkhart, In and the raccoons are destroying our back yard. If you still have your guide available we would love a copy!
    HELP!
    Thank you

  355. j Says:

    I live in Goleta. Raccoons are tearing up my newly seeded lawn. I would like a copy of your book.

  356. Michael Compton Says:

    Hi! Currently losing my 20 year old moss garden to raccoons (i think), and i’d be endlessly grateful for a copy of your booklet. My email is bll r ght z AT yahoo DOT COM (no spaces…standard address format….sorry, trying to avoid spambots finding my email).

    Thanks very much for all your help!!

  357. Michael Compton Says:

    Thanks very much! Tons of possible solutions – and funny too!

    Forgot to include (for raccoon activity tracking purposes) that i’m in Morgantown WV.

    Sincere thx for the tips :)

  358. Julie Says:

    I live in Moraga and my lawn looks like the 2nd picture you have above. I thought it was wild turkeys but must be raccoons. Can I get your guide? Thanks

  359. Teresa Says:

    Gary,

    What about those darn gophers! I have big dogs so the raccoons stay away but do have grubs and the gophers love to dig from the bottom up and leave little mountains of dirt all over. (Is there a way to tell the difference between mole and gopher damage?)

    Thanks for all your advice and help.

  360. Gary Bogue Says:

    Teresa: Gophers eat plants. Moles eat earthworms and insects and really aren’t a problems. If there’s a hole in your lawn with a pile of dirt on one side, you have gophers. If there’s just a pile of dirt with no hole in sight (it’s under the dirt pile), it’s moles. /Gary

  361. Michael Compton Says:

    Gary,

    Thought i’d let you know that i’ve just read about 2 separate incidents involving rabid raccoons; one in Allegheny Co, PA, and one in Preston Co, WV. I read about them in local print media so i’m afraid i don’t have any links handy, but both incidents occurred in the latter half of this week (Easter Week, 2011).

  362. Ron Pearlstone Says:

    Having a problem with racoons digging up our lawns in Thornhill Ontario Canada. Please forward info regarding putting an end to this.

  363. Gabriel Kovacs Says:

    Dear Gary’
    Sadly our lawn is decimated and looks like you website photo.Several areas of our lawn have been dug up.
    Can you please E-mail me your guide !
    I would appreciate your help.
    GAbriel

    p.s.We live in Toronto area in Canada!

  364. Ray Dittmar Says:

    Dear Gary

    Would it be possible to a copy of Gary’s raccoon help.

    Thanks Ray

  365. Ray Dittmar Says:

    Dear Gary

    Would it be possible to get a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help.

    Thanks Ray

  366. Denise Hampton Says:

    Please send me your raccoon guide.

  367. Arne Pederson Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I have a racoon inhabiting my garden shed and would like to find a way to evict this unwanted tenant. If you would send me a copy of your “Gary’s Racoon Help”, I would appreciate it.
    I am located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Thanks in advance.

  368. Ash Says:

    Hi Gary:

    I would like a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon help.
    Thank you very much. The garden shed roof and carport roof being used as racoon toilets, lawn is being torn in the night. I tried Electronic Repellent but with no result. We are in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.

    Thanks again,

    Ash

  369. Danielle Cohen Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon guide, my husband and i just bought our first home a little less than a year ago and raccoons are living and breeding in our street gutter. We’re a corner house with 1/4 of an acre of proptery… Every night you see the raccoons come out, they tug at our lawn and even going outside about 10 feet away from me, they don’t budge, they’re not scared of humans. They even run by us when we’re sitting out front with our light on! Any help would be GREAT! We live in Glen Cove, NY (Long Island)

  370. Chris Chan Says:

    I would like a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon help. A raccoon is damaging my lawn and using my garden as its washroom. I tried many methods such as keeping the light on, keeping the radio on, and using repellent. It keeps coming back. I am in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Thanks!

    Chris

  371. Un Leong Says:

    Hi Gary,

    will you pls kindly email me your guide. 3 attacks in 6 weeks. :( and it’s spring! I prefer no insecticides to kill the grubs. I don’t know if there are. Haven’t checked yet. But supposedly, not in spring. But the racoons keep coming to look! I just did a racoon habitat diorama for my daughter’s class project. I should have displayed damaged lawn instead of nice looking one! LOL. This is Mountain View, CA.

    thanks.
    UL.

  372. John holman Says:

    Please send us your 8 page book. We have had several raccoons in our backyard, and they have dug up the yard and also deficate at the foundation of our brick house. Thanks for your help. We live in Freeport, IL

  373. Kati VonHolten Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon guide. I live in Austin, TX. Thanks!!

  374. Amber Says:

    Hi Gary,
    If you could please send me a copy of your raccoon book, we would greatly appreciate it!!! We have a raccoon that keeps “doing his personal business” in the same spot in our front yard. Unfortunately, it is within my flower bed and he keeps covering it with mulch and in turn, I either put my hands or feet in it at least once per week! Beyond disgusting!! By the way, we live in Baltimore, MD. Thank you!!
    Amber

  375. Ellie Says:

    Please send me a copy of your racoon guide. They are absolutely destroying our new grass! Thanks so much. I live in surrey BC canada. Thanks :)

  376. Gary Davison Says:

    Gary,

    I’m from Mississauga, Ontario and have had a lot of trouble with racoons pooping on and tearing up my lawn. Please send me a copy of your guide. Thanks!

  377. Gordon Lesh Says:

    I recently reseeded sections of my lawn in April. Since I have a wooded backyard, the edges of the lawn that are shaded by the trees and the house were my project. Everything was going fine, until a few weeks ago, when the racoons turned my mix of reinvigorated old grass and new seed into a mine field of scavenging. Please send me any ideas that you have. I have already treated for grubs and that did not work. When I watered to help restore what they tore up, they just tore up more.

    Help!

  378. Gordon Lesh Says:

    I forgot to mention I am in Pittsburgh, PA

  379. Judy Ross Says:

    I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada and am having to do repair work on my lawn as a result of racoon damage. Unhappily my neighbour has outdoor cats that are fed and watered outside and since they moved in, we have had the racoon problem. Last year we had the problem in late August and early September and have arranged to have nematodes applied to the lawn in August. Now, however we already have racoons digging. Could you please send us your guide for racoon control and lawns. Thanks, Judy

  380. Dean Uemura Says:

    My home is in Pleasant Hill, CA (members of Lindsay Wildlife Museum for over 10 years) and my backyard lawn is frequently the target of raccoons. Please send me your guide.

  381. Steve STein Says:

    Would love a copy of your book. Our lawn looks exactly like the picture. I live in San Francisco. I guess living in the city doesn’t get you away from them. Thanks.

  382. Monica Kruse Says:

    Would love a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help. Raccoons are leaving fesces all over our lawn. We live in Palmer, KS and there is a creek right behind us. Thanks for your help.

  383. Kelly Mulligan Says:

    I would love to have a copy of your book. Just installed some new sod and the raccoons are rolling it up looking for grubs. I am in Eden prairie MN. Thanks

  384. Elise Says:

    Hello Gary – Recently I replanted a garden bed and laid new sod. I have been watering the sod and garden twice a day to ensure the roots grow down deep before we reach the heat of the summer. It started with 5 or 6 plants dug up at night. Last night they dug 20 of my plants up roots and all. This was after I tried using the product, “Repels-All” made by Bonide. Luckily my sod is still in one piece. We live on the coastal canyons in San Clemente, CA. Please send your guide. I’m in desperate need! My plants can’t take much more abuse. Elise

  385. Curtis Says:

    New lawn, destroyed. Need help or im hitting the sporting good store for a shotgun.

    Thanks

  386. Judy Schneider Says:

    I would really like to have a copy of your book really need help our yard looks like picture #2 live in Holmes California

  387. dawn gaut Says:

    Hi
    Please email me a copy of your guide for raccoons and any info you have on squirrels too- the raccoons have killed all of our big goldfish (except 2) from our pond – we may need to take the pond out-
    my friend has squirrels digging in her potted plants-
    we live in el cajon, ca
    thanks

  388. JoAnne Says:

    Gary,

    Please email me a copy of your raccoon guide. I live in Fremont, ca. Raccoons have been visiting our backyard frequently. Couple days ago, one raccoon even scratched my back door screen while looking inside my bedroom, my scream did not scare it away, instead it stood up and calmly stared at me for a few seconds before taking off.
    Thanks

  389. Vicky Morris Says:

    Gary,

    I would appreciate receiving a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. We live in the middle of the woods in Guernsey County Ohio and are quite desperate. Every night our lawn is torn up plus all the flower beds and potted plants get dumped. Seems like there is an endless supply of coons.

    Thanks!

  390. Terry Says:

    Please send info on Raccoon control. I an in Kettering, Ohio. Last year they destroyed the lawn, so we treated for grubs and now they are starting in again. Thanks.

  391. Fred Moscaritolo Says:

    Please send me a copy of your Gary’s Racoon Help. I have a mother racoon and her two small ones. They are tearing up patch repairs I did on my lawn, Everytime the grass grows it gets torn up. I had a couple of skunks too but the racoons do the most damage. I’ve done everything I could think of, high frquency/strobe alarms, metal screening over the patches, repel ganules, adjusting the motion sensors on my entry lights, and even shooting them with a BB gun. I don’t want to kill thembut I’m running out of ideas I live in Billerica MA, so after long winters there is some patching of the lawn that’s needed. It’s only the repaired area so far but I know it will only get worse, ther are no grubs or large amount of bugs in the yard so I don’t know what they’re looking for.

  392. Chris K Says:

    Sounds great. Could you please send me a copy of your “Gary’s Racoon Help”? I live in SF and we have urban racoon’s with no fear tearing up my lawn and marking their territory which they vie against feral cats for. When they mark their territory on my lawn it kills the grass…thanks

  393. Kori Kalafer Says:

    Please send me Gary’s Raccoon help. We live in Northern NJ, in a wooded area. We caught on camera at least 8 raccoons sneaking past our deer fencing and destroying everything in our lawn and garden. They have stolen all the fruit from our trees and bushes. They dig up the lawn incessantly- even though we are certain we have no grubs etc.. Now last night they pooped on our deck. In two places! The final insult!!

  394. Renee O Says:

    Please email me the getting rid of raccoon guide. I live in centennial Colorado and my backyard is apparently the place for raccoons to use as their personal latrine. Help!!!!

  395. marje lewandowski Says:

    Read your column all the time, and I would like a free copy of the Raccoon help please. M. Lewandowski. 165 Creekside Dr. Half Moon Bay. CA. 94019

  396. Ellen Evars Says:

    Gary….I have animals rolling back my lawn. Please I need your help!!!!!

  397. Marsha Nolan Says:

    Racoons are tearing up our back yard in Wyoming, Minnesota. We have never had this problem before and they aren’t bothering any neighbors yards – just ours. We have a large beautiful yard that goes down to the lake and they are digging hundreds of holes.
    Thanks for your help.

  398. Ritu Says:

    Please send us a copy of your Raccoon Help!! We live in Walnut Creek, CA and our newly laid sod is being decimated by raccoons. They are returning nightly, and have even started pulling up the stakes and the chicken wire that we’ve tacked down over the problem areas. (And now they’re moving into the previously untouched areas and are damaging those spots too!) Thank you.

  399. rw shean Says:

    Gary,
    please send a copy of ‘Gary’s Raccoon Help’ as they are tearing up our new lawn and sod. We live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    thanks

  400. Douglas Fortin Says:

    PLeas send a copy my way–I’ve done just about everything but pull up the lawn..
    Raccoons in Canada are ridiculous!!
    36 Marcella St
    Scarborough, ONtario
    M1G 1L2

    Many thanks!!

  401. Mike Bibilos Says:

    Gary -

    I’m in Melrose, MA. The racoons come up to my deck & climb onto the roof & leave their poop all over the place!

    Thanks!

  402. Don Reiner Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. Thanks.

  403. Don Reiner Says:

    P.S. I live in Bellevue, WA.

  404. Richard Says:

    please send me info asap! my lawn is a complete mess & we just spent $ 5K on new grass.

    we are from Vancouver BC.

    thank you in advance.

  405. Gary Graham Says:

    I have new sod and live in Michigan….they just started rolling up my sod last night. Would love your book

  406. Dan Says:

    I could really use your book too!

  407. Chris Suarez Says:

    Please send me a copy of your report…
    I live in Portland…moved into an older home…and have a raccoon tearing up our yard!!

    Thanks!!

  408. MIke Renford Says:

    Gary,
    I have been “attacked” also by what I believe are racoons, and would greatly appreciate a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon help”.

  409. Jerry Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send your Gary’s Raccoon help.
    Thanks,
    Jerry

  410. Bobby Besenfelder Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help. The little rascals or destroying our back lawn. Any help we can get from your pamphlet will be greatly appreciated.

  411. Jill Kjompedahl Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I too (and neighbors with whom I’ll share) could use some of your Raccoon Help! They’ll leave us alone for a day or a week, and then come back with lots of energy to tear up the yard!

    Thank you!

    Jill

  412. ADELAIDE Says:

    Gary,
    Thank you in advance for sending me a Gary’s Racoon guide.
    I have been having problems with racoonas and opossums deficating on my back yard lawn. I have to go out every morning and scout around for the poop and remove it from my grass. I do have a motion sensor light on the rear of my house, however, it does not help.
    Thanks again Gary
    Adelaide

  413. Larry Kleiman Says:

    Please send guide on stopping raccoons from destroying newly sodded lawn.

  414. Will Staples Says:

    Gary,
    I would appreciate a copy of your Raccoon Help- my yard is about half an acre and the raccoons have been tearing up 25 or more places a night for several weeks. 2 days ago I applied 24 Hour Grubb Killer Plus- the grubbs began coming up within an hour and there were at least 100 on the ground the next day- however, last night there were still about 25 new places dug up. Thanks, Will in Franklin, NC 28734

  415. Michelle Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Just laid sod for the first time…didn’t know I would have been better off had I done it in the spring. Every morning more and more is rolled up – or removed all together. Any help your tips could provide is much appreciated. I am located in Brisbane, CA.

  416. Michael Lewis Says:

    Could really use some help, the turf is on it’s last legs and Fall is soon upon us.

  417. Desiree Colling Says:

    Hi Gary,
    My parents lawns look just like the picture. They were thinking it was crows doing the damage. Would like to get a copy of your “racoon help” guide. They live in S. San Jose. Thank you!

  418. Vanessa Duve Says:

    I need help, I live on the edge of a huge forest and the raccoons have ripped up huge parts of my lawn, every night again and again. I used pepper spray but they don’t seem to mind it .would love some tips. thx vanessa

  419. mike Says:

    I just installed a new lawn in Victoria, bc and woke up to the little buggers rolling up the sod. There was about six of them, I have to roll it back down every morning.
    Please Help there driving me nuts.
    Mike

  420. Phil Andrews Says:

    Yes – new lawn, I have sprayed beneficial nematodes but they still dig. I think it’s worms, but it’s killing my new lawn.

  421. Debbie Livingstone Says:

    Gary,
    Please email a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help” to the following two email addresses:

    plivingstone@livingstonep@comcast.net
    living.deborah@gmail.com

    Thank you very much!

    Debbie Livingstone

  422. Debbie Livingstone Says:

    Gary,

    Please mail a copy of your “Gary’s Racoon Help” to:

    livingstonep@comcast.net

    In the previous email, I sent you an email address that was incorrect.

    Thank you!

    Debbie

  423. Kim English Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help.”

    Thank you!!!!!

    Kim

  424. Bob Spellman Says:

    Gary, please send me a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon Help as I have raccoons tearing up my front yard

    Thank you,
    Bob

  425. valerie boccia Says:

    Please send me a copy of your racoon guide. Thank You-Valerie

  426. Quang Phan Says:

    Hi Gary,
    My parents lawns were ruined as the picture shown. Would like to get a copy of your “racoon help” guide. They live in Vienna, Virginia. Thank you!

  427. Dale Luedtke Says:

    I too could use your raccoon help, the little critters are destroying my yard.
    Thanks
    Dale

  428. Joe Murphy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help guide.

  429. Jim Says:

    We’re in Simi Valley, CA. We woke up this morning and the backyard was all torn up. We’ve had trouble with the raccoons in our trash cans, but nothing like this. Please send the guide. Thanks!

  430. kelsey Says:

    How did you get a picture of my backyard? They started out just flipping a few spots, and today it was seriously half the yard. ;) Glendale Ca

  431. Doug Rockar Says:

    I appreciate your comments and would like your help and a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help guide. Thanks from Elgin IL.

  432. Steve Battaglia Says:

    I would appreciate a copy……my whole backyard is torn up and I applied Grubex early this year…..no help at all…..they’re BACK

  433. Deborah Felice Says:

    Raccoons ruining my lawn :(
    Please forward Gary’s Guide…help!

  434. Isaac Frye Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help guide
    from Seattle

  435. shirley moore Says:

    i would like a coy of Gary’s guide for getting rid of raccoons. thanks

  436. Elizabeth Says:

    I live in a suburb just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I noticed Saturday that my yard was being ripped up and originally blamed a ground hog until I saw the raccoon this morning! I have never had this problem before, please help!! I need to know how to stop this.

    Thanks for any help that can be offered.I would also appreciate Gary’s Guide.

  437. Lisa Yang Says:

    I would appreciate a copy of your raccoon pamphlet.
    Lisa Yang
    604 South Fair Oaks Ave,
    APT NO. 105
    Sunyvle, CA 94086

    Thanks

  438. Cindy Says:

    New sod was put down in June and we have had problems with raccoons or squirrels tearing up the lawn every since. It has been ver frustrating. I would appreciate a copy of your pamphlet.

    Thanks.

  439. Jodi hughes Says:

    Sod put down a month ago. The only thing keeping coons away is putting a radio out on talk station. We figured after a month that the coons wouldn’t bother it any more so we didn’t turn radio on last night and they got us again. Will they ever leave the sod alone or is this something we will deal with forever? Please send me a copy of your pamplet. Thank You

  440. Jodi hughes Says:

    I forgot to tell you where I live. Festus, Missouri

    Sod put down a month ago. The only thing keeping coons away is putting a radio out on talk station. We figured after a month that the coons wouldn’t bother it any more so we didn’t turn radio on last night and they got us again. Will they ever leave the sod alone or is this something we will deal with forever? Please send me a copy of your pamplet. Thank You

  441. Dina Thatcher Says:

    WE have had for 2 years in the fall, Raccoons tearing up our lawn. We have used grub control last year and twice this spring and summer as a preventative. I woke up to day and the lawn is torn up AGAIN. I called the local animal services last year, and they wont’ do a thing about it. I have to use a person. They recommended, and it;s 35.bucks per racoon. There could be dozens.I don’t have the extra money to pay to remove all the raccoons from our neighborhood. Help please!!!!

  442. Marissa Says:

    I’d love a copy of your guide. We live in Los Altos, CA and raccoons dug up our lawn 2x. I would appreciate any help you have. Thanks.

  443. Kim Says:

    I’m requesting a copy for my mom, who lives in San Jose. She often complains of the racoons and the damage they do to her lawn. Thank you!

  444. Sandi Larson Says:

    We have a HUGE racoon tearing up our lawn. The other night it crawled up on our root cellar roof and looked into the house – made my cat go crazy!!!

    We live in Bancroft, WI. Please send me a copy of your pamphlet.

  445. Ching Tan Says:

    Hi,

    I live in San Jose, California. I got up this morning and the lawn is torn up again.
    Please send me a copy of your pamplet. Many thanks!

    Ching Tan

  446. Yann D Says:

    Please send me “Gary’s racoon help” please!!!!! I’ve got a pack of them that fequent my yard at night and make an awfull noise that sometimes wakes me up. Please send.

  447. Gordon Stagner Says:

    I’ve never actually seen the culprits that un-sod my lawn but reason indicates it’s probably a raccoon or racoon family at work.

    Live in Pleasanton, CA. Would like the pamphlet to know what recourse I have to prevent this w/o hurting the critters, as I know they’re just looking for food to survive.

  448. Jean Cole Says:

    Please Send me a copy of Raccoon Help. Our yard in Pleasanton looks exactly like your photo. Thank you in advance.

  449. Rob Lee Says:

    Hi Gary. Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” Our courtyard lawn continues to get dug up and we’d like to find a benign solution to this problem.

    Thanks

  450. Mark LeBlanc Says:

    If you are still responding to these requests, please send me a copy of your guide

  451. MATTY Says:

    Live in Los altos ca
    Got up in the morning and could not believe my eyes, huge parts of grass turn apart
    I am new to the us so had no idea it was raccoons
    Would really appreciate if u can send me the Gary’s raccoon help

  452. Tina Says:

    We live in Brentwood. Got a text from our son when he left for school. “OMG! Look at the front lawn on the side!” Couldn’t believe my eyes. The lawn was peeled back in several areas. Would really appreciate the guide:) Thank you.

  453. Janet Smith Says:

    I live in Altadena, CA. The raccoons are tearing up our lawn at night and if we lay new sod it is all rolled up in the morning. Tell me what I can do to stop this. Please send me a copy of your information.

  454. Kevin Says:

    I live in the same town as Matty and have had the same problem the past three nights. I need to get rid of these pests and could use your guide. Thank you.

  455. Eliabeth Javinsky Says:

    Please Send me a copy of Raccoon Help. I live in Minnespta and my yard is not too bad yet but the raccoons keep going into corners of my yard near the house and pooping. Last night I think one even threw up.

    Thanks.

  456. George Says:

    We live in Walnut Creek and have had grass ripped up over the past week. We would love a copy of your tips!

  457. Amy Says:

    please send me a copy of your Raccoon Helps. They’ve been tearing up our lawn for two weeks.

    Fremont

  458. Werner Says:

    I live in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA and close to open space.
    The raccoons are destroying my lawn and I would appreciate a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” Thank you very much.

  459. Gabrielle Says:

    Would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I put in a new lawn in August and the raccoons are loving it. Also, the grub worms are eating the roots and already causing brown spots.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  460. Gabrielle Says:

    Forgot to tell you, my location is Danville, CA.

  461. Marie Beck Says:

    Please send a copy of your Raccoon Help guide. I have a family of raccoons tearing up my landscaped areas in front of my house. They’re getting revenge since I started taking away the cat food every night.
    Thanks in advance!
    Marie
    Charlotte, NC

  462. Allan Says:

    I would love a copy please. I live in Hamilton, Ontario and the raccoons (and possibly skunks too) love tearing up my lawn in the fall for worms or grubs. Thank you so much.

  463. Ellen Says:

    Please send me a copy of Raccoon Helps. They have been destroying my yard and also my son’s, who lives directly behind me, for the past few weeks. Thank you for your help.

  464. Janice Rogers Says:

    We live in Livermore, CA. We’ve lived in our home next to a seasonal dry creek for 11 years and this is our first experience with lawn destruction. They had a big party and dug up close to 1/3 of our large lawn last night. My Labrador did try to get us up in the middle of the night, unsuccessfully, to let him outside. We would very much appreciate a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” Thanks so much for your help.

  465. Lisa Says:

    Please send me a copy. Our Danville lawn has been destroyed by racoons.

  466. David Setti Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Definitely having a raccoon issue here in Morgan Hill. I woul appreciate a copy of your guide.

    Thanks
    Dave

  467. Nick Hill Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We live in west San Jose, CA. We are havinh raccoon issue for last 2 months, would really appreciate a copy of your guide. Thanks in advance. Happy Holidays!!!!

  468. Camron Says:

    Both Raccoon and Opossum are pooping in our yard in mid-Michigan. We need to get it to stop, too many kids playing in our yard. Thanks!

  469. Anton Marolt Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Racoon help-they are digging up my lawn.

    Thank you

  470. Sheri Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s racoon help! Our yard looks like picture number 2 night after night. We have tried the sensor “predator” sprinkler system…which hasn’t worked at all. Also tried coyote urine pellets…also no success. Today I sprinkled pepper concoction all over lawn…hoping it doesn’t cause more harm than good. We will see. HELP! Thank you in advance.

  471. Mollie Lorber Says:

    Please send me a copy- we live in Woodland Hills, CA!

  472. Katherine Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon help! They’re digging up my lawn and garden in Millbrae, CA

    Thank you!

  473. Jennifer Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help – our yard looks just like your photos. We live in Redwood City, CA

  474. Ann Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help..they continue to poop along areas in our yard.. tie wall and a rock wall..I see some evidence in the yard however that is minor and has not been an issue thus far.We have a neighbor that ground feeds and waters.They seem to eat at the neighbors and excreet in our yard……thank you so much! We live in Omaha Nebraska

  475. Sol Says:

    Live in La verne, ca. We got Racoons coming over everynight for the past month, help. Send me your guide. Oh and cats pooping, help! Thanks!

  476. diana Says:

    Hi, Please send me your info!
    Thank you very much!

  477. Michael Says:

    Please email a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help.
    My backyard is being dug up all over like your photos and also a big area was being used as a washroom which I have tried to get rid of using critter control, the motion sensor water system, couple of motion lights, moth balls, ammonia, etc. for almost a year now and trying not go crazy from this big family of raccoons that help themselves to the whole back yard during sleep time and sometimes during the day which I can hear their arrival from the sound of the water motion sensor.

    Help please from Coquitlam. Sure miss my green lawn from the previous year.

  478. Nick Says:

    Please send me a copy of your guide. The raccoons started to come to our yard about month ago, and we really need help.

    Thank you!

  479. Julie Says:

    Please send a copy of your guide. We live in Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Thanks.

  480. Stan Morris Says:

    I could explain and answer more than most understand

  481. Jill Churchman Says:

    For 6-8 months, I have found raccoon poop in the same place in my garden–along a fence, very near my raised vegetable bed. I have double-bagged it and put in my trash but would like to deter the raccoons. Removing the raccoons is not an option in this neighborhood. We also have opossums. To be honest, I don’t know if the poop is raccoon or opossum!
    Please send me a copy of your guide,thank you.

  482. Judy Bareman Says:

    I live in mid-Michigan and have trapped 13 ‘coons in my live trap – I drop them off over FIVE miles away after spraying a little yellow paint on their hindquaters and they have never been back in my trap- for the past 6 yrs am raccoon-free

  483. susan slowe Says:

    Please sent me a copy of Garys Raccoon help. The backyard looks just like the second picture but its the whole backyard. If it is raccoons, I wonder if its because we don’t have a dog any more. We have lived here for 4 years and last spring was the first year we had any trouble. This year it is even worse. I know that we have raccoons in the area since we have to bungee cord shut our green bin. I live in Halifax Nova Scotia. Thank you

  484. Darry Lenser Says:

    Gary, I exist in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. Please forward a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. The raccoons started attacking my lawn since last fall and are still at it this spring. Please advise as to how I can eleminate the problem. Because of the early thaw I suspect they are after the grubs until the foliage matures to sustain their hunger. Please advise as to what I can do to prevent this destruction.

  485. Kalman Bohus Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I live in Toronto. The raccoons started tearing up my lawn last fall and doing it again this spring. It is becoming a bug problem .Please send me you guide.
    Thank you
    Kalman

  486. Eitan Says:

    Hi Gary

    like Kalman, I live in Toronto. The raccoons started tearing up my lawn in the past few weeks. please send me a copy as well.

    Thank you

  487. Nelly Says:

    Hi Gary
    Having this problem it started a few weeks ago at night time in monrovia CA. Will you please send me a copy. Thanks nelly

  488. Young-Joon Jae Says:

    Thank you for providing really useful information.
    Please send me your guide to repel racoons.

    Regards,

    Young-Joon from Toronto, Ontario

  489. hugh Says:

    Greetings from Wasaga Beach, ontario Gary. I have benn waging war with Skunks for the past 4 years. I don’t know if your remedy works with Skunks but I am willing to try anything. I have a live trap but have managed to trap only one so far. Thanks….. Hugh

  490. tanisha Says:

    Gary please send me copy of “GARY RACOON HELP”. The racoons is destroying my lawn front and back.There’s plenty of racoons in my area and this is the first year of me dealing with this problem in 15 years of me living here.

  491. SJ Says:

    Hi Gary, please send a copy of raccoon help. My lawn looks exactly like your picture with all the new sod being rolled up. Please HELP!

    SJ

  492. Hema Says:

    Hi Gary, Please send me a copy of racoon help. We have young children and it looks like we have racoons visiting out yard pretty frequently/ Thanks!

  493. Chayo Says:

    Hello Gary, yes I have a critter problem. I was wondering if they were gopher, mole or squirrel holes but you have confirmed that it is definitely rocky raccoon. Please send me a copy of the raccoon helper….thanks.

  494. Denise Says:

    I would love a copy. Raccoons are pooping all over my–gross! Thx

  495. gary hunt Says:

    hi. please send me copy. my lawn is a regular feeding ground. thanks gary

  496. gary hunt Says:

    thanks

  497. gary hunt Says:

    racoons are having a ball in my yard

  498. gary hunt Says:

    sorry to stop their feeding lol

  499. gary hunt Says:

    dig eat

  500. Mary McDermid Says:

    I would like a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. Our friendly raccoons are really doing a number on our back yard.

    Thanks for your help,
    Mary McDermid

  501. David Waller Says:

    I’d appreciate a copy of your Raccoon Guide. They’re tearing up our new sod. Thanks.

    David Waller

  502. Sherry Crumbaker Says:

    Please help, we have a big raccoon problem.I personally have trapped 4 of the critters, the last one I called a wold animal trapper to take her away. The trapper puts them down .he did advise me that the mommy coon left some babies somewhere close. Mostly they have been using my flower beds as a bathroom, but last night they tore my yard up.I am so tired of their damage. Please send me your booklet and I pray it will help!
    Sherry, Mount Morris il.

  503. Rupert Batke Says:

    Hello Gary:

    I would appreciate a copy of your Racoon Guide. I live in Toronto Ontario, Canada

    Thank-you

    Rupert

  504. ara Says:

    Gary;

    I live in Glendale, CA. I just laid some new marathon sod and every morning i wake up to the sod being turn. I’ve been spraying and spreading racoon repellant for the past 2 weeks so it has been minimal but it’s still there and it’s quite annoying. I would love to see what your guide has. I haven’t seen the racoons but my neighbor has told me that he’s seen them in the area.

    Thanks
    Ara

  505. Barb Hartl Says:

    I live in a trailer park and own my home…I have racoons living under my trailer, including 2 little ones. Management says they are not responsible to get rid of them, to try rags soaked in vinegar DID NOT WORK All my neighbors seem to be having same problem. Although I have my next door neighbor whom I’ve seen mice going in and out from under their trailer -when I told them this, he responded “I know and we have bunnies under there also” HELP! Then I realized he is throwing garbage and vegetables under the back of his trailer…please send me info

  506. Jerry Says:

    We live in Nassau County, Long Island New York
    the racoons keep tearing up our lawn.
    Please send me a copy of your Racoon Guide.
    Thank you so much Gary.

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