You can’t really blame the raccoons for foraging for food … BUT … there are humane ways to help protect your lawn and house 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. It’s full of humane solutions that have been used successfully over the years by many of my other readers.
If you need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help,” please request one under comments/reply below. 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.)
Raccoons can be a problem. Some raccoons have roundworms that can infect humans. These infections are rare, according to the California Department of Public Health, but they are definitely not something you, your pets, or especially your young children want to encounter. More on this, including information on how to safely clean up raccoon feces at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/healthinfo/discond/Documents/RaccoonRoundworms.pdf
I’ve already sent out over 2,000 free copies of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” this year, which shows you how big a problem they are.
NOTE: If you have figured out your own humane solution(s) for dealing with raccoons, please include that information under comments/reply below. That way, you may also end up helping some of your human neighbors.
If you need to discuss these things further, you can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org