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Got raccoons? Tearing up your lawn, coming into your house at night?

By Gary Bogue
Friday, December 5th, 2008 at 7:33 am in Raccoon roundworms, Raccoons.

Raccoon in house by Maureen Wright, Pittsburg, Calif.
coon in house

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 do this to your lawn while foraging for earthworms
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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 gbogue@bayareanewsgroup.com

Thanks. /Gary

When not living in town, raccoons normally forage for food in and around streams
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703 Responses to “Got raccoons? Tearing up your lawn, coming into your house at night?”

  1. Girard Bright Says:

    I need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” I have pictures and it cost me $800.00 to have the Raccoons removed.

  2. Girard Bright Says:

    Forgot I’m in San Jose east foot hills

  3. Elizabeth Martin Says:

    Hi Gary,
    nice meeting you today at Wildbirds. As we discussed, please send me a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”. These beasts have turned my pond into their own sushi and salad bar!! I live in Concord, at the “Crossings” and back onto the trail to the north. Lots of critters, including opossums,skunks, squirrels and a hungry Cooper’s hawk!! such fun!!

    thanks for your help.

    Liz Martin

  4. Michele Oliver Says:

    Hi Gary! I love reading your column. I have had racoons come in my pet door and eat three bowls of dry cat food a few times. We are now locking our cats in the house at night. We are in Antioch. A friend of mine has racoons in her backyard nightly in Pleasant Hill also. Please e-mail me a copy of your racoon tips.

    Thanks! From Michele

  5. Maggie Rufo Says:

    I’d like a copy of your booklet. I am in Novato, Marin County.

  6. Michelle Evans Says:

    I’d like a copy of your booklet please. I’m out in Pleasanton and my lawn can’t take too much more abuse!
    Thank you!

  7. Monta Vaca Says:

    I’d like a copy of your booklet. I live in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County. Thanks

  8. Ken Lax Says:

    Raccoon Lawn Party Nightly…
    Please send me a copy of your booklet and any information that might help
    cut the party short.

    Warmly,

    Lax

  9. brad Says:

    i would like to request the raccoon help handbook. Twice a week my new lawn looks like the one pictured above.
    Thank

  10. Jerry Thacker Says:

    Please send handbook. I’m desperate. I have a brand new turf lawn that looks just like the picture every morning. Thanks,Jerry

  11. Michelle Says:

    Hello! I would love a copy of your handbook. The raccoons in Martinez are constantly tearing up my lawn and I need help! Thank you so much!

  12. Allen Says:

    I’m in San Jose and would love a copy of the handbook!

    For the past few weeks, our lawn in attacked nightly by a foraging raccoon. I installed a motion activated water jet that seems to work most nights. But, if I forget to turn it on or if the battery runs low, I awake to find my lawn destroyed yet again.

  13. Renee Says:

    I’m in Concord.

    I know there are raccoons around. I’ve seen them.

    My neighbors got the motion activated sprinkler and it worked for them.

    Now I think they have taken up residence under my house. “Something” has torn off a ventilation screen to get access.

    How do I get rid of the critters?

    Help! Please send me your handbook.

  14. Bill Says:

    Gary – Pls send a copy of your information on ridding ourselves of raccoons. We are a smal condo association with one yard they love to tear up.

    Thanks,
    Bill

  15. Tom Says:

    Gary,
    For two months I’ve been fighting raccoons who have been digging up my new sod almost every night. I’ve tried everything– lights, radio noise, humane traps (that they won’t go into), Shake-away, Critter Ridder, ground red pepper, motion-activated sprinkers… I don’t want to kill them but am running out of options. My new lawn is almost dead because of them.

    Does your book have a solution? Does anyone?

    Thanks,
    Tom

  16. Kristin Russ Says:

    Gary,

    I live in Santa Barbara. We just had new sod put in a few weeks ago, and every morning before work I’m finding myself putting the lawn back together again. I’d love a copy of your book.

    Kristin

  17. Bob Snodgrass Says:

    Please send us your raccoon suggestions. We have intermittent visits, mostly leaving feces or stuff scrounged from neighbors’ garbage cans in a corner of our yard. We have dogs and a dog door but they haven’t come in to the house, it’s locked at night. We live in Pasadena very close to the Rose Bowl.
    Thanks
    Bob Snodgrass

  18. Donna Schwarz Says:

    Yes, please, please send me your booklet! I live in Temecula, California and last night there were two raccoons fighting savagely on our patio cover. This morning I went out to find quite a lot of blood left behind and pieces of the patio cover spread everywhere. These critters are ruining my roof and I would love for them to find another place to spend their time!

    Thanks,

    Donna Schwarz

  19. Hannah Says:

    Gary
    Please send me a copy also. My lawns was completely torn up like the one shown in your photo. We have a pack of 5 raccoon family in our nearby greenbelt area. Loved to do it in a humane way.

    We live in Bellevue, WA. Northwest

    thx

  20. Padmaja Thomas Says:

    The lawn was destroyed exactly like the first photo. we live in Chino hills in the carbon canyon road. i would like to get a copy as soon as possible.
    thanks

  21. Michelle Cost Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help guide. I live in Toronto.

  22. Tim Says:

    Thank you. Living here in Lafayette

  23. Pat Coleman Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help guide. If it’s not skunks it’s raccoons here in Antioch

  24. Pete Says:

    Please send me your raccoon help guide. I hope it offers new solutions – I’m tapped out. The animal agencies, groups, advocates, vets, and feed stores in my town have no idea what the regulation regarding humane trapping of raccoons is/are.

  25. Alisa Says:

    PLEASE send me a copy of your racoon help guide before the ground is defrosted and the critters return to continue the havoc they started last year!! My lawn is not new sod – but they tear it up just the same. I live in Southwestern Michigan – very close to Lake Michigan shore….

  26. David Says:

    I live in Martinez and have been dealing with raccoons for a couple years. Please send me your help guide.

  27. Eddie Says:

    Stupid raccoons are tearing up my lawn! It looks like a little mine field. Please send me a copy of your guide. Thanks.

  28. Mike Says:

    HELP!! This racoon is tearing up my lawn. Please send a copy of your guide ASAP. Thanks, Lake Forest, CA

  29. T Odelli Says:

    Need a copy of your booklet.

  30. Mrs. Black Says:

    We’re in San Francisco (the Richmond) and the raccoons are destroying our newly laid sod. We also have small children and are worried about diseases.

    Thanks for sending copy!

  31. Kenneth Liu Says:

    Hi Gary

    I live in the northeast, I was pazzled by the damanges of my lawn last fall and now again in the spring as soon as snow melts. It may well be the racoons although I have only spotted rabbits. Our back lawns are connected with neighboghs but the funny thing is only our lawn gets the frequent invasion. All of our neighboghs are free of the damages. The only thing I did last fall was I fertilized my lawn and reseeded it.

    I would appreciate any comments and perhaps a copy of your self-help guide.

    Thanks
    Ken

  32. Mark Bichin Says:

    Hi Gary, im hoping that your book will help. I finally put in an automatic sprinkler system last year. This year first thing after the snow left the ground the raccoons were tearing up the lawn. I dont need sprinklers if i dont have a lawn lol. They only touch my lawn and one neighbors. They leave everyone elses on the block alone… HELP! (please)

  33. Katy Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We just laid down new sod a few weeks ago to find it upturned just like the picture you posted on your site. I’ve spotted a raccoon in our backyard.

    I would appreciate a copy of your self help guide. We have a toddler and a newly planted organic garden in the backyard. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you!
    Katy

    P.S. We live in Woodland Hills, CA

  34. Debbie Says:

    Help!! They are tearing up my backyard. And eating my garbage cans up. Please send me a book your help guide. Thanks I,m from Saginaw, MI

  35. Sid Says:

    Please, forward a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” which we hope will help the raccoons move out of the neighborhood. The cedar bark is being stripped & shredded as they make their way up & down the trunk.
    Thank you from Seattle, WA.

  36. Camilla Says:

    Hello Gary,

    I’ve got a raccoon fight going on in my attic as I am writing this. I live in south Alabama and thought that I had remedied me problem by catching (2) previous raccoon residents with a live trap and releasing them in a rural area. When you have an opportunity could you please sent me a copy of your book. Thanks very much.

  37. Vera Says:

    Hello Gary,
    You are my last hope, we tried many diferrent things but it looks that those critters are smarter than we think.
    Please send us a copy of your guide ….
    Thans from Kirkland (Quebec)Canada

  38. Sister Gloria Says:

    Please send your paper on how to get rid of racoons. One has made a home under a wooden walkway covering part of our roof!
    Thank you.

  39. Lou Dorosz Says:

    Hi,
    I am desperate, in just 2 evenings they ave destroyed 25% of my lawn looking for grubs. I have hung aluminum pans on the clothesline hoping that the noise may scare them away. I adore these masked bandits but I have put a lot of money into my lawn over the years.
    Thanks for your help

  40. Karen Morton Says:

    we have a raccoon that is ripping up shingles apparently trying to get in the attic. We’ve had the roof fixed twice, and the raccoon keeps going back to the same spot.
    We trapped two in the garage and thought that we were through. I guess we’ll have the trapper get on the roof with the trap. Any help you can give will be appreciated. thanks, Karen Morton

  41. Joyce Sharpe Says:

    Help. We have a couple of Raccoons that come in our yard every evening around dusk. They stroll by the pool and climb on the pump house. The stay there for a few hours driving out dog nuts. He’s kept in the house, the is no dog food around for them to munch on.
    Please send us a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”!
    thanks

  42. greg Says:

    i need a copy of gary’s racoon. i have them eating at my lawn. chaffer beetles i heard. not sure if i have them or not.

  43. David Lieberman Says:

    Raccoon with a sense of humor that is tearing up my lawn in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. Tried ammonia soaked rags, moth balls, Critter Ridder, sprays to kill the grubs (which I may or may not have seeing I have never seend them), and finally using lights/noise/barking dog, all to no avail.
    Please send a copy of your brochure

    Thanks,
    David Lieberman

  44. Don Loeffler Says:

    Gary, big fan of your column in the CoCo Times; Now we have a raccoon that gave bith to babies in our wall. Yikes! Can we get a copy of your “Raccoon Fact Sheet”?

    Thanks

    Don Loeffler

    Walnut Creek (Downtown)

  45. Eileen Says:

    May 12/09

    Hi: We live in Pickering, Ontario, Canada and we have raccoons pooping on the roofs of our 2 sheds in the back yard and they are also digging up our back yard. We have tried amonia soaked rags on the top of sheds, sprayed amonia on the roofs, critter ridder, & cayenne pepper to no avail. HELP!!! The poop smells terrible and it not pleasant to get rid of, not to mention having to fix the yard all the time. We are sure they are residing in the area but have yet to find where. Any suggestions would be grateful.
    Regards
    Eileen

  46. Ronin Bancroft Says:

    Hi Gary…

    I would love to get a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I just re-did my lawn and 3 days later…they tore it apart! Arrrgh. Thanks.

  47. Ronin Bancroft Says:

    Whoops…forgot to mention…we are in Toronto, Canada.

  48. Gary Bogue Says:

    In case everyone hasn’t guessed, I have sent copies of my “Gary’s Raccoon help” via return e-mail to everyone above who has requested them and will continue to do so. /Gary

  49. Bob Gayewski Says:

    Hi,

    The last week each morning my wife and I have found parts of our back yard dug up and I assume it is raccoons
    since we have seen them in our area(Antioch) in the past.
    I would love a copy of your booklet.

    Thanks,

    Bob Gayewski

  50. Kathy Daly Says:

    I would love a copy of your raccoon help guide. I stood there this am for over an hour and watched a raccoon go over every inch of my lawn, digging and wringing and eating. I keep a bowl of water on my porch for the outdoor cats and the raccoon has been drinking it all every night. I am in Stockton Calif and I am around 3 blocks from the San Joaquin Delta and one block from the Smith canal. I have seen a family of raccoons in my yard before, but I made a noise and they all ran off. This is the 3rd night in a row I have seen this one though..the first time it was on my porch drinking the water, and that was just after 9pm, but this am it was 4am-5 until it got tired and left.
    Thankyou so much:)
    Kathy Daly

  51. April Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I could definitely use a copy of your booklet, please! I’m in Foster City, CA, and we’ve had raccoons breaking in through our *locked* cat door for the past week. Last night, apparently two of them got into some kind of fight, because there was blood all over the kitchen in the morning. Horrible! We thought they had attacked the cat, but we found her and she was fine. We really need these pests to go away, and any help you can provide would be terrific.

    April

  52. Sarah Wides Says:

    would love a copy!!!! i’m in washington, dc and i have a fence, but there’s a parking garage behind my house, the raccoon goes to the roof, then climbs on a branch connected to a tree in my yard and gets in that way. ugh.

  53. Paul Roundy Says:

    Please send a copy of your raccoon article. Rolled up grass every day!

    Northeast Ohio

  54. Mark E. Woodward Says:

    Please email me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. I live in Woodway, TX & have already trapped 14 Racoons & 2 Opossums. They’ve been coming into the garage through the cat door & cleaning out the cat food in the feeders. Thanks…

  55. Serdjo Says:

    raccoons are ripping up my lawn, please help!

  56. James Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in Bellevue WA, and have a whole family of raccoons that have torn up my newly sod backyard. Please send me a copy of your booklet. Thanks so much!

  57. Mary Mosey Says:

    Hi Gary.

    We live in Toronto, Ontario and raccoons or squirrels have been rolling up our new sod. I would really appreciate a copy of your booklet.

    Thanks.

  58. Kim Barnes Says:

    Good morning.
    Again I woke to my freshly potted urns torn up and my new shrubs dug. I’d love any tips you may have.

    Thanks.

  59. jo salced Says:

    please send copy of book to keep raccoons out of new lawn.
    thanks,

  60. Wendy Kelly Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I am located in Vancouver, WA & am experiencing recent problems with Raccoons invading my goldfish pond. They have destroyed my water lilies and continue to fish. I am short 3 goldfish in a matter of 2 nights. Would like to deter them in a timely manner as humanely as possible.
    Thanks.
    Wendy

  61. Sarah Says:

    please send a copy of your racoon book – they are ripping up my new sod. Thanks

  62. jennifer Says:

    I have a raccoon under my deck that will not go away.
    help!

  63. chris Says:

    Hey
    I need to read the racoon book… :)

  64. Sarah B Says:

    Please send your book! Some animal has been tearing up our raised beds almost every night. Last night, 6 peppers, thyme, chives, and a tomato plant were all completely torn out and thrown onto their sides. This has happened dozens of times, and it is really damaging our plants’ little rootlets. My husband went as far as ordering an animal trap. So far he’s caught 3 possums and 2 stray cats. He has relocated the possums and 1 of the cats, but the problem continues. We also have racoons and skunks in the area, so we’re suspecting the racoons!

  65. Sarah B Says:

    P.S. We live in San Diego, Clairemont area, near a canyon.

  66. Mike Butcher Says:

    Please send us a copy of your book. Our new lawn is being torn up every night.

    Thanks

  67. Aaron Says:

    Please send me a copy of your book. Just put in a new lawn in Walnut Creek and very frustrating.

  68. Elaine Lemmer Says:

    Please send me your book on racoons

  69. Marilynn Bracelin Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I have enjoyed your column for years, but never needed any help until now. We live in El Sobrante and have been hearing scratching noises next to our bedroom window for a few months now. Last night we heard sounds of babies and when my husband went to open the solarium doors this morning, there was mama raccoon and 5 (!) adorable babies. They live under a waterfall next to the house and climb down the back between the waterfall and a fence. Can we just let nature take its course or should we do something so we don’t have the problems I read in the above messages? We see no indication of them during the day and there’s nothing for them to eat in the backyard except leaves and some flowers, although we have a big field behind the yard and open space across the street in the front. Please send a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”, as well as any other suggestions or comments you have. Thanks.

  70. John Says:

    Please send a copy of your Raccoon guide. We live in Martinez, CA and have a mother and babies nesting under the house.

  71. florence Says:

    raccoons have a latrine in my back yard right next to my kids playground!!!! they tear up my kids toys and balls!!! they love bubble wrap!!! , they’ve tore up our sod all winter now we saw them eating the babies out of our bird house, that was the last straw. please send me a copy of your booklet from Kent, WA

  72. Irene Amezcua Says:

    Hi,

    I have 2 feral cats that live in my backyard. Last month was the first time I saw raccoons eating their food. I have tried taking the food in at night and not feeding them till later in the morning but I leave too early to go to work. Now I have 1 raccoon who is sleeping under the deck during the day. Its gotten to the point that when its time to feed the cats in the morning, the raccoon and the 2 cats are waiting at the glass sliding doors. I have a trap that I used to trap my feral cats that I was going to use for this raccoon and try to relocate him. Please send me your booklet on raccoons. I live in Stockton CA in the Twin Creek area close to the Delta.

    Thanks very much

  73. Suellen Stover Says:

    I live in Sterling, VA, and I have a raccoon pooping on my deck. My neighbor actually saw it in broad daylight. I didn’t know about the roundworm problem until I started online research, and I was just using a plastic bag to pick up the poop the way I did with my dogs. I was being very careful, but I’m not sure if this was okay. I guess I really need your booklet. I have contacted animal control and asked for traps, but I need all the help I can get.

    Thanks much!

  74. ruth malin Says:

    i have a mother racoon and 3 pretty big babies in a 12 foot long 3×3 ft hole. it’s a non active chimney hole but there are 4 chimneys and now i’m hearing scraping almost all day above there den i want them to leave but i’m thinking they are able to srape the bricks out to the other chimneys we live right across from a big mountain. i’m at a loss at what to do. we caught the mother and then we saw the babies who were very young and it was still quite cold. do you have any ideas?
    thank you
    ruth in salt lake city utah

  75. Marcus Says:

    A copy of your guide would be so appreciated. Raccoons are dropping packages on our roof and lawn.

    Thanks.
    Monrovia, CA

  76. jim Says:

    please send me your info – i have the coons back again tearing up my sod here in toronto and and any help appreciated – thanks Jim

  77. jim Says:

    please help me – the coons are back in my yard tearing up the sod here is toronto – any help appreciated _ Jim

  78. Mary Ghiai Says:

    recently a pair of ducks flew into our backyard and laid eggs. about 5 days ago, the ducklings hatched. unfortunetly last night, a racoon ate one of the ducklings, and one other drowned for staying in the water too long trying to hide from the racoon. please send me a copy of your guide!! we want to prevent these racoons from eating these helpless ducklings! I live in the san fernando valley, California! Thanks so much.

  79. Gary Bogue Says:

    Mary: I sent you my “Gary’s Raccoon Help” which should help you with your raccoons. But I should tell you, baby ducklings hatched in backyards have about a 100 percent mortality. Not only raccoons, but also cats, dogs, owls, hawks, opossums and skunks will prey on them, PLUS they can’t get out of your pool so will drown. If you can somehow get mom duck and the rest of the ducklings to a nearby pond, lake or creek, you will be doing them a BIG favor. Good luck! /Gary

  80. Nick Says:

    Hi Gary, please send your help book. These things are digging out my nice new sod – I guess they are looking for grubs. I live in burnaby, bc canada.

    Thanks for your help.

  81. Cheryl Harbaugh Says:

    Hi I need help with raccoons. Thank you

  82. Cheryl Harbaugh Says:

    Hi I need helpwith raccoons. Thank you.

  83. Marc de Faye Says:

    Hello Gary
    I would love a copy of your booklet. I live in Seattle, WA and have been dealing with raccoons and possuums coming into the house thru the cat door. Help!!

    Marc

  84. JoElyn Rose Says:

    Gary,

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We have been seeing raccoons during the day in our neighborhood. Today we observed one who quickly climbed a roof and sat under the eaves. We have many children in our neighborhood and are very concerned.

    Thank you!

  85. Edward Says:

    Gary,
    I am in North East Texas, Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and have had several sleepless night with raccoons tearing up my front porch and even tearing up a door to my screened porch. I live in a 4000 acre community that is a refuge for deer, raccoon, hog, even some big cats and mostly retirees. I would love to see your fact sheet on raccoons and how to get rid of them.

    Thanks,
    Edward

  86. Scott Says:

    Gary -

    Please email a copy of getting rid of raccoons.

  87. Sheri Says:

    Hi,

    We need some help getting rid of raccoons that are using our backyard as a latrine.

    Thanks!

  88. Trish Says:

    I would love a copy of your Raccoon Help book. I’m in San Jose, CA and have one of the furry buggers making nightly attempts at my cat door. I keep the door locked after the cats come in for the night, but yesterday the raccoon showed up much earlier than usual and caught me unprepared.

  89. cb Says:

    Please send a copy of your Raccoon help book. We gave up on the pond but now they are digging up the veggie garden and we don’t want to give up on that. Seattle, WA. Thanks!

  90. Brooke Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” If this is only a printed document, my address is:

    11 Cutting Court
    Walnut Creek, Ca 94596

    Thanks!

  91. Judi Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send me a free copy of your Raccoon “help” book. I just spent my entire savings on a new lawn a month ago, and every night these darn raccoons come in and turn it into a mine field. I live in Redwood City, CA and didn’t have a problem until I put in the new lawn.

    Thanks for your help

    Judi

  92. toni ramlow Says:

    can you please send me a copy of your Raccoon Help book. We are having problems in our neighborhood. thank you very much We live in Bristol WI.

  93. Kate D Says:

    Help, can I get a copy of your book? My yard looks like your photo almost every morning!

    Thanks
    Rockford, iL

  94. Chuck Michniak Says:

    Gary,

    We live in San Ramon and just had a visit from a raccoon- it is 4:00 p.m. and about 98F, so the heat may have contributed to the visit. This is the 2nd time in 3 days that he came for a drink out of the pool early in the day. Is this normal? They are night creatures, so this is a surprise to us.

    Please send a copy of the “Help” booklet.

    Thanks and love your columns.
    Chuck

  95. Gary Bogue Says:

    Chuck: Raccoons and other wild creatures may be nocturnal normally … but living around us in town is not “normal,” so although they are mostly out and about at night, we occasionally do see them during the day. Especially when it’s very hot and they might need a drink from your swimming pool. I sent you a copy of my Gary’s Raccoon help, in case you ever need it. /Gary

  96. Jim Holsworth Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Thanks is advance for your email booklet on dealing with raccoons.

    I live in Palo Alto, CA. Left the old lawn die and killed with roundup. Dead for over 6 months.

    New sod lawn and they are attacking after just a few days of installation. Are they attracted to the compost that contains chicken waste? Could there be something in the new sod itself?
    My neighbor put in a new lawn 2 months ago and never had a single problem.

  97. vanessa Says:

    Please send me a copy so I can get rid of this coon.At nite I have to take a broom with me when I go uut on the porch.I’m in southeastern ohio half hour north of the Ohio River.My email is ness1up@gmail.com.

    THANKS

  98. Jay Pomeroy Says:

    Woke up to screeches right outside our window. Raccoon was fighting with something. Maybe a cat. What a strange sound. Then, it went into our backyard, walked around our koi pond (which has a cover to keep them out), swam in my pool and peed on my kids’ pool toys! So much for the toys. How dangerous is raccoon urine? Big healthy adult. We are near Pasadena. Please send booklet.

  99. Brandon Says:

    Gary–

    Can you please send me a copy of the booklet? Thanks so much, hopefully we can find a solution that works!!

    –brandon

  100. Harriet Humphrey Says:

    Gary – the raccoons have destroyed two ponds on my patio. I would so appreciate a copy of the booklet. I don’t want to hurt them — just to keep them out of my ponds! Thanks a million!

    Harriet

  101. Harriet Humphrey Says:

    Forgot – I’m in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

    -Harriet

  102. Pat Heffernan Says:

    Please send info to me. Duluth, MN.
    Pat

  103. Karen Gimse Says:

    I need a copy of our booklet. 5 racoons visit our once beautiful lush lawn nightly and it looks like a mine field here in Tacoma, Washington.

  104. Erin McCormick Says:

    Greetings Gary,

    We are having nightly racoon wars here in Berkeley. Please send your booklet.

    –erin

  105. Gary Seybold Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send us your booklet asap – raccoons are destroying our plants and flowers. We have heard red chile powder will keep them away, have you tried this?
    thank you

  106. carla lambert Says:

    PLEASE send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help! I am in Bristol Indiana and they are tearing up my sod and there are soooooo many at night!

  107. David Says:

    Please send book. 93103 Thank you.

  108. Jane Warburton Says:

    I live in Powell, OH. Raccoons are digging in my mulched flower beds and uprooting my annuals. I think they are after earthworms. Please email your booklet. Thanks.

  109. Suella Says:

    Please help me. I have 5 to 6 raccoons in my yard every night. They are using a section of the yard as their latrine. I’d been hosing it down to disintregrate the solids but just read horrifying stories on the web re: roundworm infection. I’m really concerned about my 4yr old and kitties playing in the yard. I need a low cost way to remove the poo and get the raccoons to stay away.

  110. donna kennison Says:

    I would like a copy of your booklet. I live in Clayton and racoons are eating my tomatos. I don’t know if there is anything I can do to keep them away or how to protect the plants.

  111. Jeff Suess Says:

    I need some help, they are tearing up my newly laid sod and I need to stop them… please help

    Jeff

  112. Kim McManus Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. I have a raccoon pooping in my pool. I read on that raccoon roundworm is difficult to kill and I want to know how to make sure my pool is safe to swim in. Thank you!

  113. Janey Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. I live in Foster City, California and have racoons tearing up my yard nightly. Thank you.

  114. Tim Says:

    That sod pic looks exactly like our yard. After putting up strobe lights, hanging cd’s from string, halloween decorations that made noise nothing worked to deter the racoons except havaheart electric fence. Even the trap from the city worked but the city released the racoon too close to our house and it came back in 3 days to the exact same spots! we’d love the booklet. we are in Burbank, CA

  115. Drew Says:

    Help! We have just sodded our backyard and the racoons are making a terrible mess. We have tried motion sensing spot lights, motion sensing sprinklers, but nothing works! They are peeling back the sod to get at grubs and worms. Please send me your guide! We live in Toronto. Thanks

  116. Elaine Jensen Says:

    Please send me a copy of your Racoon Help. Thanks.

  117. Zoe Says:

    Dear Gary,

    We live in Kentfield, CA. Noticed a raccoon a few months ago, got someone to trap her, but had to let her go because we realized she had babies under the porch. Now they are grown up, and come out every night fighting with something, making a lot of noise. And just today, they have started to come out early evening (in the daylight), standing by the window and making roaring noises while looking at me working on my computer. Very scary! Please send me your info.

  118. Joyce Says:

    For about 2 weeks now something has been ripping up our lawn every night. From what I read here, it must be racoons. Are there other animals that do this also? This critter(s) have invaded 4 lawns so far, but ours seems to get the brunt of it. Help! We are outside of Portage, WI.

  119. angela Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I am in san rafael marin county. We have A family living in a concrete pipe in the creek. they are always in our yard, driving my dog insane.

    Pls help!! Thanks!!! We also have rats any good websites?

  120. Julie Machado Says:

    Hi, Gary. I emailed you a few days ago about the racoons using our roof as a bathroom. I haven’t seen a response. Perhaps your Raccoon Help info will help? Please send me a copy. Thank you!

    Julie

  121. Gary Bogue Says:

    Julie: You need to get a can of spray dog repellent, and a couple of those paper dust filter masks you can pick up at the hardware store (used when sanding, etc, to keep from breathing dust particles).
    You need the dust filter masks so you can wear them when cleaning up the raccoon poop from your roof. Some raccoons (not all) can be infected with a roundworm that can be passed along to humans. When cleaning up dried raccoon poop, if the raccoon has those roundworms, roundworm eggs can get stirred up in the dust while you clean and you might breath them. The dust filter mask keeps that from happening.
    Clean up the poop. Then get some old rags and drape them around the problem area on your roof. Then spray the dog repellent on the rags. This should keep the raccoons from using that area again. If it rains, you should go respray the rags.
    You should also try to figure out where the raccoons are climbing up on your roof and see if you can block that route. Maybe a tree limb that could be cut off? Etc.
    This is pretty common, by the way. Raccoons seem to have this thing about using our rooftops for their bathrooms. Maybe they like to sit and stare off into the distance and ponder the meaning of life. Beats reading old Sears & Roebuck catalogs.
    Hope this helps. I’m also sending you my Gary’s Raccoon Help in a separate e-mail. /Gary

  122. Anne-Olivia Says:

    Gary! You are a saint! I was so glad to find that you had compiled a list of HUMANE solutions when I began scouring the web for the culprit of my rolled up sod and the solution to his unwelcome behavior! I live in San Anselmo California and the problem happened once to a much minor degree when the sod was first laid. Now, nearly 2 months later, the masked marauders have stuck again- but to a much worse degree. I thought my boyfriend would cry when he saw the damage to his lovingly tended lawn ( from sod he painstakingly laid himself. PLEASE send me a copy of the Gary’s Raccoon Help via e-mail asap!!! Thank you.
    - Also, I read an article about using plaster owl statutes as a deterrent with supposedly good results. Have you heard anything about this? seems silly and I dont know if I want a bunch of dummy owls hanging out on my lawn but I’ll try anything at this point.
    -Anne-Olivia

  123. Shirley Happel Says:

    Gary, Please send your bookley to me. Raccoons & skunks invade my house ever night! They come in though the kitty door that is the smallest I could find 5″ x 7″.
    I’m in Walnut Creek, CA.

    Thank you!

  124. Shirley Happel Says:

    Gary, Please send your booklet to me. Raccoons & skunks invade my house every night! They come in through the kitty door that is the smallest I could find 5″ x 7″.
    I’m in Walnut Creek,CA

  125. Anne Says:

    Gary: Please forward a copy of your booklet. Our problem is freshly laid sod and racoons are now coming over nightly. We have had sleepless nights as hubby has bought sensors and put them all over backyard so now we know when they come around and then sprays them with hose to scare them off. Needless to say, we can’t go anywhere overnight for fear of our grass! Hope you can help. Thank you.
    Pickering, Ontario

  126. Vanessa Osborne Says:

    Help! They tore up our newly sodded lawn last night. And returned for a 2nd helping tonight. But I just sprayed them with the hose. Not sure how long I can keep it up though. I’m in Los Angeles.

  127. Jennifer Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Just had a mom and four babies evicted from under our house, crawl space closed off on Saturday. Wednesday night and last night a raccoon is trying to eat/tear through our metal vents to get back under the house. We are getting no sleep and are afraid to go out of town. We’re in Concord, CA. Would love a copy of your booklet!

  128. Judy Rust Says:

    Help, raccoons are tearing up my lawn. I’m in Pittsburg and I need a copy of your guide. Thanks

  129. Amy Mayhall Says:

    I just replaced my lawn after the fire and now raccoons are destroying it!! Please send the booklet to my Santa Barbara home.

    I am trying Shake-Away before I tear my hair out!
    Thank you,
    Amy

  130. Dana Says:

    raccoons have been at my lawn for over a month. i have tried everything from motion censored sprinklers to bb guns …. none have worked. They are HUGE beastly raccoons. I need your booklet please and thank you! im from Toronto, Canada

  131. Diana Says:

    Gary
    Would love a copy of your book. Raccoons started coming around our yard and hissing at our dog.
    thank you, Diana
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada

  132. Valery Says:

    I am having a problem with raccoons digging up my front and back yard and would appreciate a copy of your book on how to discourage this kind of distruction to my yard.
    Thank you, Valery

  133. Jonathan Rumford Says:

    Would love a copy of your booklet. I’m getting my lawn destroyed every night… exactly as in your pics.

    Thank you,

    Jonathan Rumford
    Los Angeles, CA

  134. Robert Rogers Says:

    Hi,
    We live in Crockett almost adjacent to the Carquinez Regional Trailhead and on a bluff above the Straits.
    We can deal with the foraging,the garbage can attacks and the occasional crop damage.
    Our concern is the Racoons using one of our stepping stones as a toilet. We have tried moth balls and clorox but they keep coming back.
    Any suggestions ?
    Thank you, Robert Rogers. 366 Winslow, Crockett

  135. Debbie Bruner Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in Parker Colorado. Lots of deer, squirrel, raccoons, foxes, etc..Could you send me your booklet on Raccoons? I have raccoons defecating in the same spot on a ledge and it’s really hard to clean it up. What can I do? I’d like to get them to stop.

    Thanks,
    Debbie

  136. Debi Says:

    Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your guide to get rid of the raccoons that are constantly tearing up my lawn in the front & now in the back yards…. I’ve spent countless hours seeding, fertilizing, watering, & applying grub control products. Just when it starts to grow and gets to the point it is looking like a lawn again,, the buggers seem to know when & tear it up overnight & I have to start all over again. I have traps set out in both the front & back yards, but they seem to ignore them constantly & dig all around them. I am in Grand Haven Michigan & am almost at my wits end here!!!

  137. Rob Forsland Says:

    Please send me a copy of your “Help” material. Had raccoons tearing up a lawn, now tearing up a replacement for the lawn: baby’s tears – even easier work for them. I live in Kentfield, CA …
    Thanks

  138. Patti May Says:

    Please send a copy of the raccoon help info.
    thanks,

    san ramon

  139. Bob Hardy Says:

    We would appreciate a copy of your raccoon help information.
    Thank you,
    Bob

  140. Lily Says:

    Can you please send a copy me a copy of the raccoon help information. Between the skunk and the raccoons, can’t tell which is worse

    Thanks, Lily

  141. Vince Bohner Says:

    Please send us a copy of the raccoon help information asap. Our yard is a latrine.

    Thank you!

    Vince

  142. Tina Says:

    Please send me a copy of raccoon help. One of our chickens was killed last night (in San Francisco.)

  143. jason wentler Says:

    We’re getting some Raccoons in Fairfax, CA.

    Thank you for your help.

    Jason

  144. Barb Says:

    Hi Gary:

    Please send me a copy of the raccoon help before I lose my entire yard. They have ripped up 3/4 of it already. I have never experienced anything like this in the 25 years I have lived in this home. I live in London, Ontario, Canada. Thanks very much for any help you might be able to give me.

  145. Marc Pichette Says:

    Hi, my nice looking lawn has been destroyed by racoons. At $250 a pop to remove them is expensive. I have tried Epsom Salt, Critter Ridder and so on. I would be very interested in getting your guide.

  146. Marc Pichette Says:

    I am from Toronto, Ontario. Canada. I just put new sod in and lost the battle.

  147. Matt Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help. I am in Canfield, Ohio and they have torn up my lawn two consecutive falls.
    Thanks for your help.
    Matt

  148. Greg Says:

    I am in San Francisco…Lot of raccoons here and I cannot sleep at night as I heard them tearing up the yard. Please help!

  149. Sally Lesher Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon solutions. I have a huge problem with them making my yard into a latrine.

  150. Andy Pena Says:

    Yes, i would like a copy of your book. I have Racoons digging and tearing up my yard looking for earth worms. I live in just north of Dallas TX

    Andy

  151. Tacy Says:

    hey gary,

    i just hosed down the mama and her babe coon that keep coming to my yard. they come in over the back fence and haven’t caused actual trouble in the yard, but i don’t want my dog eating one (he’s gotten into tiffs with them twice already, they scratched his nose), nor do i want my dog getting hurt (though, at 90lbs. of catahoula, i’d put my money on my dog). anyway, the hose gets them to leave the tree when i spot them there, but i’m not always a night owl. could use some tips on keeping them away from my yard.

    we have two bunnies living out there and a compost heap. i assume they’re attracted to either of those. i also have a yard full of corn, pumpkin, tomatos, and beans.

    we live in albany, ca.

    cheers!

    tacy

  152. Mary Says:

    Raccoons were/are living under my deck and using the basement window well as a latrine. It appears as if the feces are old, however I would like to remove them and then put some sort of deterant in the window well. Will moth balls and sycamore tree prickly balls discourage?

    Please send me a copy of the raccoon help.

  153. Senthilvel Rangaswamy Says:

    Great work. I could use a copy. Please do send me one.

    Thanks,
    Senthil

  154. Vipul R Says:

    Can I please get a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”? Thanks.

  155. Anita Says:

    Please send a copy. I have skunk problem on my damaged lawn. Hope your book will help. Thank you.
    Anita from North San Jose near Hwy237

  156. Gloria Bertolozzi Says:

    Need a copy of your raccoon book. Live in Walnut Creek…My lawn is a mess!

  157. Sam Lalitha Says:

    Please send a copy. I have racoon problem and my lawn is badly damaged. Thank you.

  158. Cristiina Marziali Says:

    Please send a copy of raccoon help. We have a family of raccoons next door that are causing havoc on our new lawn. We are in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga.

  159. QM Sun Says:

    Yes, please send me a copy of raccoon help. A large area of my lawn is upside down, thanks a family of 3 racoons…

  160. David Says:

    Gary,

    I live in central Stockton, California, several blocks below Oak Park, an area considerably farther from nature than Kathy Daly’s neighborhood (in comment 50). Tonight at two I encountered two raccoons that I previously suspected were eating my outside cats’ food and drinking their water. I would much a appreciate a copy of raccoon help.

  161. Judith Says:

    Hi Gary!

    I live along the Illinois/Wisconsin border – and raccoons are stripping up my new sod every night. Please send me a copy!

    Thank you!

  162. Shailly Goyal Says:

    Hi Gary!
    Please send me a copy. I’m desperate. I have a brand new sod that looks just like the picture every morning. I live in San Ramon near Pine Valley Middle school.
    Thanks,
    Shailly

  163. Tony Says:

    Gary
    I had new sod then they came.We now have no new sod. I have paid someone to remove them and have spent hundred’s.Their back. I would like a copy of your book to see if we can get rid of them.
    Thanks Tony

  164. Glenna Says:

    Hi Gary!

    We live in Fremont, Califorinia and the raccoons are tearing up our front and back yards. I’m also concerned about encountering a raccoon when my daughter is outside so I’m with her when she is outside at play. Please send me a copy!

    Thank you!

  165. Shan Says:

    Please send your Raccoon Help guide. The beasts have decided our concrete swale is the most comfortable latrine in the Castro Valley hills!

    Thanks!

  166. David D. Says:

    Please send us a copy of your Raccoon Help guide. Our new lawn is being torn up every night.

    Thanks

  167. Susan Horning Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Love your column, hate what the raccoons are doing to my lawn! Please send me a copy of your Raccoon Help Guide. Thank you!
    -Susan H. from Walnut Creek

  168. Jeff Kassebaum Says:

    Hi Gary: I would really appreciate a copy of your book.

    San Marcos, CA 92069

  169. Beth Davidson Says:

    Hi Gary -
    Any help is appreciated. Motion activated sprinklers haven’t deterred them.

    Richmond, near Wildcat Canyon

  170. sharon curran Says:

    thanks for the info…

  171. Renuka Says:

    I have the same problem, something is tearing up my lawn ( @ san jose, ca) .After seeing the picture you posted i think its might be raccoon.

    I would like to get a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.

    I really appreciate your help.

    Regards
    Renuka

  172. Linda Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. I live in Poway, county of San Diego, CA.
    Thank you!

  173. Jay Says:

    Living in the suburbs of Mpls/St.Paul, you’d think 15 yards of sod would be safe…. But nope, the little buggers rolled up all 15 yards looking for a good meal before their long winters nap.

    Please e-mail me a copy of your humane hints.

    Thanks!

  174. Evelyn Lehan Says:

    Gary,

    I heard a noise on my deck one evening, turned on the light and saw an entire raccoon family prowling around. Almost every day I see remnants of their mischief the night before both on my deck and in the backyard. Now they’re tearing up the grass on a nightly basis. I need help before they decide they need in my house as it’s becoming cooler here now. Also, I have a Sheltie who is out in the backyard to do his business and I don’t want him to catch anything from them. Since I’m picking up his stool, I’m possibly picking up something from them too. I see my dog catching and following the scent of something that has been out there at night. Since I’ve seen the raccoons up on my deck, I’m assuming it’s one and the same. Thank You for any help you can give me. I live in Pittsburgh PA

  175. Marc Says:

    Hi! I would love your help! our nice new sod is rolled up every night, some worse than others….Any help would be appreciated. We’re in Abbotsford BC.
    Thanks!

  176. Jeff Says:

    Please send me a copy. We live in Menlo Park, CA. We’ve got to do something, but it’s got to be humane, and it’s got to be safe for our kids and cats.
    Thanks!

  177. Kerri Esten Says:

    HELP! I need a copy too. We’re in Tehachapi, CA — in the Sierras — and have had nothing but troubles this year. They’re usually kind enough to replace the lawn they peel back, but not this batch. Unfortunately we had to shoot mama and one baby. We’d tried everything and finally had to resort to gunfire. Any other ideas are worth a try. Hubby saw the big daddy on our deck last week and we’d like to avoid any more killing.

  178. Dave Says:

    Gary, I could really use your booklet. Could you please send it? I’m in Los Altos, CA. The last 3 nights, raccoons have torn my lawn up. Help!!

  179. Amy Says:

    Please send me a copy too! These guys aren’t scared of humans. I literally have to get up at 2am and run after them with a hose! Thanks in advance!

  180. Gary Matey Says:

    Gary,

    I noticed the lawn around my house is all dug up and it looks like raccoons. Last night I saw a couple crawl under my neighbors elevated deck. Please send your booklet.

    Thanks.

  181. Yasu Says:

    Hello. I have raccoons tearing up my yard in Campbell. Can you please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”? Thank you!

  182. Ted Says:

    We live in Foster City, CA and we’re having a terrible time with raccoons (one attacked a neighborhood dog). Our lawns are heavily dug up every year. Thanks for the help!

  183. Florence French Says:

    Our homeowner’s association would greatly appreciate an email copy of your “Racoon Help” document. We live in Blackhawk and one lawn in particular is being torn up every evening. There is a large amount of damage.
    Thank you.

  184. laura Says:

    Dear Gary, I don’t know what to do, I have an idiot of a neibor who feeds the stray cats with wet and dry cat food about 5x/d. She leaves a large dish of food unattended with of course a bowl of water for hours. I have problems with bees, dead birds, feces, raccoons and yesterday I had to pick up a dead chipmonk. It sounds like I live in the country, I am actually live about 18 miles east of Manhattan. I am very interested in your publication. Thank you, Laura Tralongo any tips, I would really appreciate

  185. kamren alexander Says:

    I have racoons ripping up my lawn can you send me a copy please asap…..

  186. Gabe Says:

    Dear Gary I have ALL the problems mentioned for All the desesperated homeowners in this blog, please send me your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” to avoid to kill them, Thanks, I live in Mississauga ON. Canada

  187. Linda Debus Says:

    Dear Gary, my parents live in the Red Bluff, CA area. Racoons come in every night and dig up the lawn, and overturn potted plants. Please send a copy of your article, “Gary’s Racoon Help.” Thank you.

  188. Mark Lanphere Says:

    I need the book. Coons are killing my lawn.

  189. Luanne Sarconi Says:

    Hello Gary, I’d be very grateful for your “Gary’s Racoon Help” booklet. We thought we’d outwitted them by putting a radio tuned to conversation just inside our catdoor, and it did work for years. But now they seemed to have caught on that the radio won’t hurt them and they walk right over it and into the house!
    Thanks for your help.

    Luanne, Foster City

  190. Chuck Pixley Says:

    Would you please send skunk and raccoon information. Last year in two nights raccoons totally ruined our front lawn, it look as someone rototillered the entire lawn. Thanks

  191. Michelle Johnson Says:

    We are in Alameda and have 40lb raccoons roaming at night and have destroyed our lawn! Is there a way to keep them away without hurting them?

  192. Marian Eschen Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I would love a copy of your raccoon info. I live in Richmond but am requesting the info for my work place WildCare in San Rafael.

  193. Wayne Donaldson Says:

    Any help appreciated. Please email me a copy of the Racoon Help book.

  194. SB Says:

    It is great that you are searching for humane solutions to your frustrations with wild life! WILDCARE of San Rafael has a Wildlife Solutions expert who can also help provide solutions and education. Please never put out poison no matter how challenging the problem might seem. As you probably very well know, the effects can be devastating for wild and domestic animals of all varieties and for human animals too.

    Thanks for trying to do the right thing.

  195. miller5717 Says:

    Gary,

    Had a racoon visit last night and tear up my lawn here in Walnut Creek. Can you please sent a copy of your racoon help book?

    Thanks!

  196. Bill Warto Says:

    Hi Gary, We have a whole family of racoons under our house. I have tried to board off all openings but they keep getting in. I feel bad but I don’t want to have them there all winter, I can only imagine what they’re doing under the house! I live in San Mateo. Thanks

  197. Kirsten Zurbrugg Says:

    Please send a copy of your 7-page white paper on raccoons to kirstenzurbrugg@hotmail.com

    I am battling a problem with raccoons continuously tearing off the foundation vent screens of my home. Have tried ammonia, mothballs, lights, talk radio during the day. As soon as I stop doing these things, the raccoons return.

  198. Sharon Jabens Says:

    Please send my the “Gary Racoon Help”.
    Thank you so much.
    Sharon

  199. Sharon Jabens Says:

    Forgot to say I live in Ponca Hills, outside of Omaha, Nebraska.

  200. Ben Martinez Says:

    We have a family (total of 4) raccoons living near our
    home. They are beautiful creatures and we don’t bother them nor do they bother us . . .with the exception of occassionally digging up our backyard lawn. They are apparently looking for worms, grub worms, etc.. I need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” desperately to hopefully curb their war on my lawn.
    Thank You

  201. Lilian Says:

    Hi Gary;

    We have Racoon dig out our lawn in last two days and they even left their mess on the lawn, looks awful, Coul you please send me the “Gary Racoon Help” to me? I am in Vancouver BC Canada, not in a suburb, we are actually inside the city. only with a few old house around my house. I guess they have a home somewhere closeby.

    Thanks

  202. Anne McCarten-Gibbs Says:

    Please send me a copy, Gary. We awoke today in Moraga to a torn up lawn. Now I know where humans got the idea for sod!

  203. John S. Says:

    Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your Racoon publication. I live in Albany, CA and I have had nearly regular visits by racoons to my back yard for the past 10 years, mostly an annoyance but managable. This year they are distroying my yard and landscape every night…sometimes as many as eight frolicking at one time. This week one of them tried to dig through the top of my two inch thick rewood picnic table, shredding it almost through. Apparently the cities of Albany and Berkeley are not interested in helping homeowners manage the racoon problem so I am searching for help. I have tried a variety of devices strob lights, water sensors…all to no avail. I cannot even chase them away, they are perfectly comfortable in this habitat and clearly are not concerned about a human presence. Is trapping the only solution?

  204. Judy Shepard Says:

    Please send your ‘Gary’s Raccoon Help’
    Thank you,
    Judy
    925-256-6644

  205. KC Says:

    Gary – Please send us a copy of raccoon tips. We just started getting our lawn dug up in the past 2 weeks. They have now dug up the same corner 3 or 4 times now. This is the first time this has happened to us. And our lawn is the only one on the block of 15 homes that seems to have this problem. There’s nothing special about our location – I guess they know when they have found a good thing.

    We went to our local gardening store and they confirmed that there has been an unusually high number of people having this problem this year. We live in the Bay Area. They said that the animals are foraging for grubs so they recommended that we buy stuff to kill the grubs in the lawn. We have not done this yet, but would you recommend this?

    Thanks.

  206. Jessica Says:

    I would like to receive information on humane ways of dealing with raccoons. Thanks so much. My in-laws live in Hayward, Ca and are about to poison some raccoons who are tearing up their lawn and I’d like to offer them other ways of dealing with the problem.

  207. BM Says:

    I have terrible raccoons digging up my front yard in Danville, CA. Please send me a copy of your books, thanks!

  208. todd Says:

    Have a family of racoons that have set up camp under the house in the crawl space. they rippedoff the foundation vents and settled in. Also, it seams that a skunk or twohas also tried to takesome of the area and have “sprayed” some areas.Then the smell is sucked in through the HVAC system… yippee.

    please send us the 7 page info

  209. Barry Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We were out of town this weekend and returned home to significant racoon damage to our front yard. Could you send us a copy of your radoon tips?

    Thank you,
    Portland, OR

  210. Joe Says:

    Gary,

    I have a problem with Raccoons digging up my lawn for earthworms just about every night. How can I get rid of them ? I live in NY. Can you send me the booklet ?

    Thanks,

    Joe

  211. Dani Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live on Lake Alhambra in Antioch,CA. There are plenty of fish in the lake but recently noticed an agressive family of raccoons, digging up my lawn.

    I am fearful they might become agressive when we are on the deck or in the hot tub. Please send your tips.

    Thank you!

  212. Frank Says:

    Hi Gary….

    I was awoken this morning at 5am by the ring of of our phone. It was my son on the line saying that he took his dogs for their morning walk and half way down the block he was confronted by 4 racoons. The racoons attacked both dogs. After fighting off the racoons he immediately took the dogs to an emergency pet clinic. One of the dogs nose was bitten half off and the other dog sustained deep gash wounds. My son lives in the San Fernando Valley. I wasn’t aware racoons lived in “mid-San Fernando Valley”. I would appreciate a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help. I’ll pass it on to my son.

    Thank you much for your insight to these animals.

  213. Debbie Simpson Says:

    Thank you for all you do. When you can, would you please email me a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”? We live in Danville and our back lawn has been torn up by what we think are raccoons. Many thanks, Debbie Simpson

  214. heather Says:

    i would love a copy of your 7 page book. we are currently fighting an uphill battle with our new lawn in downtown toronto (ontario canada). thanks, Heather

  215. Tom Says:

    I live in Fremont, CA. and need a copy of your booklet.

    Thanks,

    Tom

  216. Jane Garcia Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in Brentwood (in Summerset) the racoons always come through my yard at night, dump water cans, take the covers off lawn drains etc. Last night they dug a good size area on my lawn. Please send me your racoon info.

    Thanks, Jane

  217. Sandy Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send us a copy of your raccon control.
    Thank you,
    Sandy

  218. liz barrett Says:

    Hi — I live in LA and have a group of racoons running the joint! I’d like to re-locate them to a park on the other side of the city but am concerned that trapping 6 racoons will be almost impossible — given the trap “savvy”syndrome…also there are kittys out at night. We have them under the houses in our Hollywood courtyard and the resultant mess has reached the untolerable point…Please send a copy of your booklet to me. Thanks very much, Liz

  219. Ann Tack Says:

    My fiance lives in San Clemente, CA and has racoons tear up his lawn now five times. He has put out Cayenne Pepper and it doesn’t even phase them. I would like a copy of your booklet.

  220. Franco Says:

    Gary please send me a copy!!! Raccoons and cats and squirrels and poop and etc… I love them, but they also can be very annoying. C’est la vie!
    Thank you for all your very informative tips. I enjoy reading your column.
    Thanks again.

  221. Craig Armstrong Says:

    Please help! We live in Folsom and believe a racoon or skunk is partying in our back yard. We’ve tried moth balls, traps…just keeps getting worse! Would like a copy of your booklet.

  222. Debbie Says:

    Hi,
    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.
    We live in Illinois. Thanks.

  223. Roger Williams Says:

    Gary,

    Please send me a copy of your booklet on raccoon control. I’m in Palo Alto, CA and they are tearing up my lawn. Night after night.

    Thanks, Roger

  224. Stephen Says:

    Gary

    We live in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles. We’ve been having raccoon problems for a while and I just found your site. I am anxious to see your humane solutions to address this problem.

    Stephen

  225. Amy Zwicker Says:

    Hi Gary — Please send me a copy of your booklet on raccoon control. They are not bothering my lawn, as I don’t have one, but I think they are in my attic and living on the roof. Help! Amy in Walnut Creek.

  226. Amy Zwicker Says:

    Oops — typo in the e-mail I just sent. Please send booklet to this address. (Amy in Walnut Creek)

  227. Philip C Says:

    Hello Gary, I would like to have a copy of your “Gary’s Racoon Help” handbook because the raccoons tear up my lawn every night for 2 weeks. And, I really need your help in Fremont, Alameda County.
    Thank you so much!

  228. Al C Says:

    Please send your “Raccoon Help” booklet.
    Thanks,
    Alameda

  229. Tracy Says:

    Gary,

    I need your information sent to me. I have already trapped and moved 5 from my property and have had to kill two that were ill. I still have problems with them tearing up the yard and taking up residence. I have taken care of grubs on the lawn, therfore Im not sure what they are after. HELP!

    Sincerely,
    Tracy (Pittsburgh PA)

  230. Kareen Says:

    Raccoons have torn up a section of our grass in Los Altos 4 times in the past month – would appreciate a copy of your book. Thanks.

  231. Dianne Colville Says:

    Gary,

    Please send me a copy of your Raccoon Fact Sheet. The raccoons dig in the lawn, destroy any new plantings in the yard and remove drain covers in the lawn, which they then hide. They also use the pool as their personal bathtub. They even have been removing the pool sweep from the pool during the night. Last night they were on the roof and it sounded like a thundering herd – I initially thought it was an earthquake! We also have skunks, most of which have been removed by the county.

    Thanks,
    Dianne (Alamo, CA)

  232. Matt Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We’ve had something digging up our front lawn for the past five weeks. After reviewing your site we’re inclined to think it might be racoons. We know they are active in our area since we’ve seen them on a few occasions in the past. Please send us a copy of your pamphlet on solutions to encourage them to go elsewhere. We’ve already tried pepper based pellets called “Critter Ridder” with no results.

    Thanks,
    Matt

    lacheby@yahoo.com
    Westchester, Los Angeles

  233. Dennis Says:

    Please send raccoon help info. I am in Indiana
    Thank you.

  234. Bob Says:

    Please send me your book. I fight the fight every year. If it isn’t under the back room, it’s under the deck or on the roof. Racoons come from the creek behind the houses across the street. Very wooded area with laots of undergrowth. Brier, Washington outside of Seattle.

  235. Tom Says:

    Raccoons are tearing up my lawn in Carlsbad, CA. Please send me a copy.

    I read they could be digging for Grubs and Milky Spore would kill any Grubs in the lawn?

  236. Ron T Says:

    My lawn is getting destroyed by raccoons. I am in Antioch, CA. Please send me a copy of your booklet.

  237. Marvin Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Help! I would love to have a copy of your book.

    These guys come out of the storm drains across the street from me and do not ask permission to enter the front lawn area. I keep trying to green up my brown area but they just won’t let me . Thanks so much and I enjoy reading your wonderful column in the times.

  238. Ted Holmsen Says:

    Please send “Gary’s Raccoon Help”
    The raccoons are here! Clayton

  239. Craig Rieger Says:

    We live in Concord and from time to time have Raccoons, but the 7 page “Gary’s Raccoon Help” is really for my 80 year old mother who has annual epic battles with families of racoons (the racoons always win). She lives in Southern California.

    We have enjoyed your column for years. Thanks for forwarding Gary’s Raccoon Help.

    Craig and Vickie Rieger

  240. Liz Rutter Says:

    Please send Raccoon Help.(Oakland). One of the things I’ve tried to keep them from coming in the cat door at night is to have a bright light shining into their face. It seems to work, but they did get in once(maybe the light didn’t go on, maybe they were undaunted) and then it was every night. Had to close down access for a few months.

  241. Janet Says:

    I would like to request a book to get rid of racoons,I have some friends that I am taking care of thier house that is empty and racoons have made a home, plus some have stationed on the outside in the yard so I will be dealing with a bunch of different family.
    Thanks Janet

  242. Carol and Mike Says:

    Hi Gary, thx for your generous offer to email us who are in need of your Racoon booklet! Through out the years, we’ve had Racoon’s visit our back yard on & off. One quiet summer nite we saw our Orange tree leaves rustling from our kitchen window, went outside on our deck & saw a Mom with 3 of her babies peeking at us from inside the tree. We spoke to them & said you can’t stay here & must leave, made noise & turned on our lights. A little while later, we saw them leaving by walking on top of our fences & never saw them again! Do you think they understood us?? Regards, your avid fans from Antioch. (-:

  243. Paula Troncone Says:

    Could surely use the raccoon book, we have several families in our Redwood City neighborhood that are terrorizing cats, digging up gardens and lawns and keeping the dogs barking all night. They live in the crawl spaces under several apartment buildings.

  244. Cherrie Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Any chance you can send your booklet to me today? We have just recently had raccoons tearing up the front and back yard and we are laying new sod down today (for other reasons). I’m worried they will have a hayday with it tonight.
    Thanks so much.
    San Anselmo, CA

  245. Lorien Says:

    Please send me your Gary’s Raccoon Help booklet via email. We don’t have raccoons yet, but we are relatively new to the neighborhood and I would like to be prepared. Thank you!

  246. Johonna Brumfield Says:

    I am requesting your 7-page book “Gary’s raccoon help” for my dad. He lives in Concord and has a large very problem with raccoons.

    Thanks Johonna

  247. John Says:

    Would appreciate a copy of your Raccoon Help advice. We just had new sod installed and it is just too easy for them to roll it up every night and look for a snack – our yard looks just like the picture above each morning. Have tried the pepper based pellets, “Shake Away” pellets, a portable radio, and personally chasing them away with no lasting impact. Need some help to break their bad habits and disappear these guys soon…thanks in advance!
    Danville

  248. Docta Says:

    I would like a copy of your book. I am in Lompoc, CA.

  249. Lee Pollard Says:

    Please send me your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I could use some ideas. The animals are making a mess of my back yard.
    Thanks, Lee

  250. Lee Pollard Says:

    Please send me a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”
    Thanks,Lee

  251. Terry Says:

    I enjoy your column very much and read to my husband what you wrote yesterday about raccoons, very similar to what the Pleasanton police animal control officer told us when she came to our yard to collect the juvenile raccoon we had trapped in a cage. So we packed away the cage, agreed we must learn to accept the little creatures, and “planted” beneficial nematodes in our flowerbeds. We need more good advice so please send us a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Thanks both for the pamphlet and also for your interesting column.

  252. Lea M. Says:

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

    We had a raccoon in our heating duct, lured her (and I think her babies) out and secured the area, but she or one of her friends is back! Help!

  253. Lea M. Says:

    Forgot to add… We are in Lafayette, CA

  254. Leonard Vicknair Says:

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

  255. Leonard Vicknair Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” I’ve got two large raccoons that dig up my lawn at night.

  256. Jeanne G. Says:

    A copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” booklet would be fantastic.

    They come into our garage through the cat door and tear open the bags of cat food.

    Thank you

    San Ramon, Ca.

  257. susan g. Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon help. I’ve spent $800 relocating them so far, and my lawn is still being torn up.

  258. susan g. Says:

    oops! when i asked for the raccoon help information, i forgot to tell you i’m in lafayette.

  259. Sarah Froemming Says:

    Please send your Racoon help. I live in Jax Fla. Need to keep them off of roof.

  260. Corey Pontrelli Says:

    Hi Gary,
    We live in San Ramon, and are having the back lawn torn up for the first time in 5 years.
    Isolated areas 15′x 15′, even though lawn is much larger.
    Please forward your Racoon guide.
    Thank you,
    Corey Pontrelli

  261. Auday Maki Says:

    Please send me your Racoon help. I live in Northville, Michigan Racoon Destroy my lawn.

  262. Carl Racavich Says:

    Hi Gary,

    My gardener just put in some SOD patches in the back yard and the 2nd night the racoons were digging for food.

    Put on the back yard flood lights for a couple of days and they went away, I thought. Lights out, things were looking good but the other night they came back and dug up the SOD again. Light back on,this time it only worked for one night, the next night they were back, didn’t seem to care that the flood lights were on.

    Time for your advice in the Racoon guide.

    Reside in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

  263. Kathryn Cullen Says:

    I need Gary’s Raccoon Help. For the past two nights, my new sod lawn has been rolled up. I’m in north Concord, CA.

  264. Pat Jordan Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help Guide. Raccoons plague the part of my back yard that has a lot of thatch. It looks like it’s been plowed. They also terrorize anyone else’s yard where new sod has been laid down. I’ve tried everything. It’s never been worse than this year.

    Thank you.

  265. Peter Truss Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help Guide. We have been having problems with the raccoons digging up our front lawn. We live in Glen Head, NY

    Thank you.

  266. Karen G Says:

    I would greatly appreciate a copy of Gary’s Racoon help guide. Our lawn is being torn up nightly. We are in Pacifica.

    Thanks

  267. Ken Vinson Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s raccoon help guide. I live in Santa Cruz (in town, not in the woods), and get nightly visits from the critters. They wake us up, and on a few occasions, when we forget to lock the cat door, have had them come into the house and tear up the kitchen.

  268. Chris Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help guide. We live in San Clemente, CA.
    Thanks!!

  269. James Ulrich Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help guide. We live in Kent, Washington. I awoke my son at 5am and looked out to see two racoons copulating in our back yard. They like to live in our cedar tree. They are not a nusiance, but I am concerned about the safety of our cat and the neighbors dogs. The racoons are finding some reason to stick around. I would like to find out what it is and eliminate it. Thanks.

  270. Ellie Chalekian Says:

    Please send copy of Gary’s Racoon Help. We have a problem!! Thanks

  271. Keith Johnson Says:

    Although they are cute off in the distance, they sure play hob with our lawn. Could you send me a copy of your Racoon help? I’d really appreciate it.

    Keith Johnson
    Fremont, CA

  272. Andrea Says:

    Please help! Haven’t slept in a week and my husband wakes up to me yelling at our uninvited backyard guests. They ripped up by yard and have pooped in my empty hot tub. Any help is appreciated. A copy of your guide is Much appreciated. I live in Rancho Palos Verdes.

  273. Lorrie Morris Says:

    Hi Gary,
    My son and his family live in Redwood City. Their new home backs up to an open space. The raccoons have torn up a 30′ area of his well established lawn, digging holes. The last owner trapped them and they were exterminated. I HATE that, but he’s at his wits end. Please e-mail a copy of your guide before he resorts to the same “treatment”.
    Thanks,
    Lorrie

  274. nan Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. My town is Danville.

    Thanks

  275. Sandy Plate Says:

    Please send me a copy of your Raccoon help. I’m from Benicia, but the people who are having problems with raccoons are from Orinda and Danville.

  276. Sharon Ellingson Says:

    please send a copy of Raccoon help. They are tearing up my lawn and pulling up the flowers.I am leaving a light on the area at night and they have not returned but when I turn the lights off they come back.
    I live in Brentwood.
    Thanks

  277. Shri Says:

    Please send us your raccoon suggestions. We have almost daily nocturnal visits, mostly leaving feces all over our yard. We live in St. Louis, Missouri. Aything that will help.
    Thanks
    Shri

  278. Shri Says:

    I forgot to tell you that it they do not seem to tearing up the lawn and our trash cans and compost bins are intact. We have never seen them actually since they come at night and it is dark in the backyard, however, some professionals, looking at the scat have said possibly raccoons.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  279. Debbie Says:

    I was thrilled to search the internet for “How to get rid of racoons with a new lawn” and come up with your websight showing the #1 answer. Please send me a copy of your guide of getting rid of raccoons humanely.
    Thanks,
    Debbie

  280. Debbie Says:

    and I live in Walnut Creek.

  281. Katherine Says:

    Raccoons are NOT a problem for me. I in fact teach wildlife education to renew appreciation for our urban wild neighbors. I would like a copy of your help guide to add to my program.

    But folks, why is it so easy for us to say “we don’t blame the animals for needing to eat, survive, find a safe warm place to raise their babies – but not on MY property!”?
    WE put the home, hot tub, sod, etc on their property – the home of their ancestors long before your neighborhood was even a concept. WE must stop saying ‘we understand’ and ACT like it.

    Feeling outsmarted by the raccoons? Purdue U found their intelligence second only to higher monkeys and chimpanzees, so it is no wonder. Balyscaris roundworm is very hard to contract (an adult must ingest tens of thousands of eggs) and rabies facts are about as misrepresented as could be.

    Rabid animals are suicidally evident – not just seen! All unvaccinated mammals (humans too) are susceptible, but must be infected by the bite (or saliva into open wound) of an animal that is ONLY in the contagious phase of the disease. Rabies is NOT airborne. A mammal incubating the virus is NOT contagious until a couple days before clinical symptoms appear. Once that begins he will not live more than a week. If all these animals “carry rabies” as we are told, why are they not all dead?!

    Raccoons kill poisonous snakes, I have seen one kill a rattler in CO and a moccasin in FL. They, and skunks, control rodent populations better than any barn cats… they even stop poison ivy.

    Rodents? Not even close. Closest cousins are in the bear family. They are NOT aggressive unless threatened. They are actually total clowns and quite amusing to study.

    Wild animals are beginning to accept humans so they are being seen more. They avoid conflicts better than we humans make efforts to. They are not here to harm us, or our property – although we do that to them every day. WE, human mammals, must learn what our grandparents knew so well, how to ‘live and let live’. Do your part, secure pet food, trash, building openings… and beyond that, have some patience and compassion! These are sentient creatures, every bit capable of pain, suffering, joy and even affection as your cat or dog. They have the same biological nuerological make up as humans to have emotions…

    Yes, use caution. But not from fear, simply from respect and some compassion.

    K. McGill
    SunChaser Wildlife, Inc.

  282. Laurie Says:

    HELP!!!! Please send me the Gary’s Raccoon Help brochure as soon as possible. My new lawn is being ruined.

    I’m in San Mateo, CA.

    Thank you

  283. Barbara Testa Says:

    Please send copy of Gary’s Racoon Help – my father’s lawn is being torn up by racoon’s. He’s had one trapped, but he obviously has friends who have now come along, and have gotten smart about avoiding the trap.
    Thanks.
    Barbara

  284. Lee Says:

    Hello –

    Please send a copy of Gary’s Racoon Help guide. These bold racoon’s in Foster City, entered my house through our doggie door while I was watching TV to eat our dogs food. Thanks!

  285. Tim Jarvis Says:

    I can’t wait to get rid of these guys. I finally got my lawn looking good and now they tear it up most nights. I would love to have a copy of your raccoon guide. I live in south Orange County.

  286. Ann Fisher Says:

    Gary,

    Help!! I have raccoons under my house and they’ve torn out my insulation and are now trying to come inside through the heating ducts. I paid $1000 this summer for a trappper to remove 4 dens of the little buggars and now they are back! Please email a copy of your guide ASAP! I’ve tried the county, several pest control companies and no one will help.

    Ann Fisher
    Clayton

  287. Roxanne Says:

    Please send me a copy of the booklet. We live in the Santa Cruz mountains. I respect wildlife, so I want to learn more about how we can co-exist better. :)

  288. Dan Says:

    Hi -

    I have Racoon’s ripping up my sod almost every night. I would love a copy of your tips.

    Thanks,
    Dan
    Sammamish, WA

  289. Zipporah Says:

    Please send your raccoon guide. I’m in Berkeley. Thanks for doing this!

  290. Darlene Says:

    Please send me a copy of your racoon help. Thank you we live in Fremont

  291. George C Says:

    Gary, My lawn looks like the pictures you are showing. My sod is in nice neat rolls most mornings when I wake up. Please send me a copy if possible. I live in the South San Jose foothills.

  292. sheila conkle Says:

    I need your booklet,the Raccoons are digging for grubs and destroying my new sod.Please help send it

    Martinez ca

  293. sheila conkle Says:

    I need your booklet,the Raccoons are digging for grubs and destroying my new sod.Please help Thanks send the booklet
    Thanks
    Sheila

    Martinez ca

  294. mar Says:

    someone in our neighborhood is trapping and killing raccoons and then throwing them out on Mota and Evora Roads in Bay Point. I’m sick and disgusted over this. I’ve seen several now, each with a white kitchen bag next to it. today, the raccoon was hung up on a fence on Evora road with the bag. the coons make some noise up here which is a pain from time to time and i’ve lost three cats to them but i still don’t believe they deserve to be trapped, tortured until dead and then dumped for all to see. So gross. Bay Point is horrible place for pets in general; guess it’s DOUBLE HORRIBLE for wildlife. I am so depressed having to look at this crap while driving to work. I reported it to the SPCA and Sheriff. I don’t know what else to do.

  295. Sarah Says:

    Hello!,
    I found your info thru a website search. We live in San Ramon and have recently had Raccoons under our deck and most recently attacking our dog. We chicken wired underneath the deck but they got thru it. I am hoping your list can help. Thank you!

  296. Mark Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help guide. We’ve seen a large raccoon climbing our tree in Pleasant Hill; it’s only a matter to time before real trouble starts happening.

    Thank You.

  297. Austin LeMieux Says:

    please send me your infomation on raccoons.

  298. Chery Says:

    I would appreciate a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help” i am will to try anything to save what is left of my grass.

  299. Cindy Says:

    Hi, Gary I live in Marcola, Oregon. I have racoons coming through the cat door. I’ve tried a live trap and a couple of other things. I would like a copy of your tips.

  300. Jim Says:

    Gary, please send your “Racoon Help Guide” Persistent pests using pool for drinking and latrine. Thanks from West Palm Beach, FL

  301. Bob O'Brien Says:

    Hey Gary, Not sure if raccoons or armadillos are responsible for holes in yard. I have been trapping and releasing raccoons and opossums for a month now. Haven’t seen or caught any armadillos, but I know they are around this part of Florida. If you have any advise on armadillos and how to catch them i’d be much obliged. Thanks Bob.

  302. Bo Ivy Says:

    Gary,

    I live in Slidell, La. I have a critter (Racoon?)
    tearing off my roof shingles to the boards.I have had
    the shingles replaced 2 times and now it has done it again. I borrowed a trap and put on roof with can of tuna fish and nothing happpen.I took off roof and put on ground with can of tuna fish,egg and ball of alumium foil in cage.Caught 2 cats and let go. Did again with putting egg inside of the empty can and got up this morning and empty can and egg shell outside of trap. Must be a college grad ! HELP !

  303. Ann Eberhart Says:

    Anything you can send to help us get rid of these racoons would be very much appreciated. We live in Gig Harbor, WA and they are tearing up our lawn day and night. We have sprayed for the grubs, etc., have motion lights, tried the water spray, caught some and hauled them over 15 miles away to release, and the list goes on and on. My husband works very hard and takes pride in our yard and they are constatly destroying it this year.
    Thank you for any help!!

  304. Ken Says:

    Have a raccoon who is tearing up our back yard. The other night he even rang our doorbell, just to let us know he was around.
    Would appreciate any help you can provide.

    Thank you & regards.

  305. Rick Says:

    Please send us your “Raccoon Help Guide” booklet! We’ve been dealing with these animals off and on for many years and usually must trap them and have them relocated humanely.

    Any and all help would be so very much appreciated as we have just discovered one on our roof this evening (and, yes, we have 3 cats, although they are indoor cats only–we have NO cat door. Can they smell cat food that’s inside from the outdoors?

    Thank you in advance!

  306. Linda Farhat Says:

    Please send me the Raccoon Help Guide! Every night they tear up my yard.:-(

    Dearborn, MI

    Thank you very much!

  307. Avram Says:

    Hello, my lawn looks like that picture 2-3 times a week. Please send me your booklet.

    Thanks!
    Avram

  308. Linda Kalmar Says:

    PLease send me a copy of your booklet.

  309. Anouska Says:

    Please send me a booklet. I live in Clayton.

  310. Jan Says:

    Had a staring contest with a raccoon at 2 am the other morning. I would like to suggest he prowl another area. Can you help us??

  311. Mark Nadeau Says:

    Please send your guide, I just want a sound nights sleep without the pitter patter of their feet running around my attic!

  312. Sanj Says:

    Please send me a booklet, I live in Seattle

  313. Tracy Says:

    Please send me your guide. I’ve got raccoons rolling up my sod on a daily/nightly basis in Mississauga, Ontario! Thanks for your help.

  314. suzy from barrie Says:

    Please send me your booklet – i have a mother and 3 babies to scare off

  315. david kantrowitz Says:

    I have a problem with racoons tearing up my lawn as in picture number 2..the rest of the lawn is fine..I live on Long Island your thoughts

  316. Sandy Kay Says:

    Help! I need “Gary’s Raccoon Help” – racoons are dining in my backyard and have torn up my lawn terribly. I am in Toronto, Ontario.

  317. Dale Washburn Says:

    Something is tearing shingles off the roof of our house, please send the booklet.

  318. Elizabeth Hoirch Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I would like to have a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help.

    I thought it was squirrels that dug up & tore the liners in the flowerboxes on our back deck. The boxes are 3 feet deep & 3 to 8 feet long. We have 9 boxes.

    Help!
    Thanks, Elizabeth

  319. Elizabeth Hoirch Says:

    Hi Again,

    I’m in Kirkland, Quebec, Canada.

  320. Robert Says:

    I am from Redwood City, I have Racoon on my attic. Would you please send me: Gary’s Raccoon Help

    Thanks,

    Robert

  321. Bill Baker Says:

    Hi! I just bought a house with a racoon problem. They broke into the attic at some point. The hole has been blocked and now they rip up the shingles to try and gain entry. I’m in Oshawa Ont. Could you send your book please?

  322. donna Says:

    I am on long island NY, I have raccoons swimming in my pool every night and making a mess of mud everywhere they even attack my bbq drip pan.i have foxes in spring so the coons stay away now the foxes are gone and the coons are bk with a vengance. i played talk radio but my neighbors hear it too. they are chewing the bottom of my kids wood swingset!!! help.. thank you

  323. Sally McFatridge Says:

    Please send me a copy of your Gary’s Raccoon Help-I have one in or trying desperately to get in my attic.

    Thanks,

    Sally

  324. Sandy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your Raccoon Help Book!!! We have a family on our roof in Santa Cruz, Ca!

    Thanks!!!

  325. kai Says:

    Hello – I live in the Santa Cruz mountains near Santa Cruz – and could definitely use your book.

    Thank you,
    Kai

  326. KAREN Says:

    I HATE RACOONS!!! I GET HOME FROM WORK AT 11:00 PM….AND THE RACOON IS WAITING UP FOR ME…LOL…FREAKS ME OUT! I DEFFINATELY NEED YOUR RACOON BOOK BEFORE I GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST!!

  327. KAREN Says:

    I HATE RACOONS!!! I GET HOME FROM WORK AT 11:00 PM….AND THE RACOON IS WAITING UP FOR ME…LOL…FREAKS ME OUT! I DEFFINATELY NEED YOUR RACOON BOOK BEFORE I GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST!!

  328. KAREN Says:

    I HATE RACOONS!!! I GET HOME FROM WORK AT 11:00 PM….AND THE RACOON IS WAITING UP FOR ME…LOL…FREAKS ME OUT! I DEFFINATELY NEED YOUR RACOON BOOK BEFORE I GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST!! BURBANK ILLINOIS HERE

  329. Karen Bristle Says:

    I live in the SE corner of Minnesota in a wooded area. Raccoons have always been a problem with freshly planted shrubs and plants but this year is the worst. Around 50 freshly planted flowers were dug out last night and many of the plants destroyed. We have no garbage, dog food, or anything out that would attract them. How can I discourage them from digging up my plants?

  330. Kathy K. Says:

    We put in new zoysia sod last fall and the raccoons have now discovered it. EVERY SINGLE morning it looks even worse than your picture, and our expensive sod is now getting shredded into tiny pieces. I am SO TIRED AND FRUSTRATED of trying to replace all the sod and pieces every morning, please send me you booklet of suggestions to get them to go elsewhere. Location: Birmingham, Alabama suburb.

  331. nickranalli Says:

    Gary please send me a copy of you help for raccoons book. I have spent so much money on my lawn and they keep tearing it up….I cant get them to leave it alone, its so frustrating. thanks…Nick

  332. Yvonne Vosacek Says:

    We found our pet hen with her head and neck ripped off and her crop opened up 2 evenings ago. We were late in coming home and locking her up (9.30pm), usually we locked her up at sunset. From the killing method we figure it had to have been a racoon which has been seen in our neighborhood for a couple of months. I want to make sure that this predator does not come back to our yard. We live in Bay Park, San Diego.

  333. Stacy Jo Says:

    I hate these racoons with a passion and would love a copy of your tips!! I have a neighbor that keeps feeding them and they are multiplying like crazy! They are destroying my yard and are now under my house. I hate them!!! Please send me any help you have, I’m desperate. I believe at this point I have approximately 8 living under my deck and under my house. My neighbor just saw 18 running over to my neighbor’s house to feed. Grrrr….. I’m in Dallas, TX.

  334. Amanda Says:

    Please send me a copy I just moved to Portland OR a few months ago from Las Vegas and for the past few weeks I’ve been seeing a Raccoon in the back yard on the fence and under the deck I have 3 small pomeranians and I make them go inside when I see it but Im worried that they will get attacked by one one day because the raccoon is much larger than my dogs and they bark when they spot one..Maybe I need to build an enclosed kennel for them for when they go outside??

  335. Andy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your book Gary; I’ve got a raccoon, like others, living under my porch, and I’d like to know what options there are without killing it please. He/she walks freely in and out of an animal trap, even shutting the door on the way out!

    Thanks – and I am in Pittsburgh, PA,
    Andy

  336. Nathanael Achter Says:

    Hello. Excellent job. I did not assume this on a Wednesday. This can be a fantastic story. Thanks!

  337. allison Says:

    I need your book. I think a racoon is digging up my new water lily every night. I keep replanting it and putting it back in the pond but every morning it looks like I had a massive pool party in my pond. I never had any problems before this week when I planted the new water lily. It leaves the old water lily alone but trashes my water hyacinth’s and the new water lily. Garden center suggested I drop the new lily lower in the water (3′) rather then the 18″ it is at now. Hope it works!

  338. Ray McCaffrey Says:

    Raccoons are digging up my lawn as well as washing thier hands in/pulling goldfish out of a pond.

    Please send me a copy of your booklet!

    Thanks,

    Ray (Santa Barbara, CA)

  339. carol reno Says:

    Help! Raccoons have been eating the outside cat’s food now they’re into my flower pots I’ve worked so hard to make. I live in southern illinois

  340. carol Says:

    Oh, please send a booklet.

  341. Joe Says:

    Please email a copy of getting rid of raccoons.they are tearing up our lawn.
    Thanks Joe
    Dingmans Ferry Pa.

  342. Rose Schwartz Says:

    The raccoons are driving my husband crazy…
    Please send us a copy.
    Thank you,
    Rose
    Los Angeles, CA

  343. Delta Says:

    please email a copy of your racoon advise, thank you. We live in Antioch IL while I appreciate that we need to share this world, they need to stay out of my house and garage.

  344. E Says:

    they’re getting in our dog door, please send handbook. Thanks

  345. Karen Soubeyrand Says:

    I am in NW Ohio but need help with raccons! Can I get a copy of your handbook?

  346. mia Says:

    need help…just paid too much money for our newly landscaped back yard and the opposums or raccoons are tearing it up…send all the info you have

    mia
    oakland, ca

  347. Gregg Says:

    Hi Gary; I’m in San Diego. I’ve got a family of raccoons tearing up my new lawn. Thanks!

  348. Phil Says:

    Gary,

    Raccoons are doing quite a number on my lawn. Would like to look through your book.

    Thanks.

  349. Paul Says:

    I’d like a copy of your booklet. I am in Novato, Marin County, California

    Thanks,
    Paul

  350. Ann Rutter Says:

    Paul,

    Please send a copy of your booklet. I had to clean up 5 piles of poop so we could restain our deck which we finished yesterday. This morning there is a huge pile of it at the top of the steps. This is discouraging and I would love to stop the problem.

    Thanks so much for any help you can give me.
    Ann (in Deshler, Ohio)

  351. ron Says:

    Hey Gary,

    Thanks for your help.
    Would love a copy of your Raccoon Help.
    I live in Toronto, Canada.
    Ron

  352. Jun Says:

    Please send me a copy of your book. I’d like to find out how to prevent raccoons from pooping on the lawn. I’m in San Anselmo, CA.
    Thanks!
    Jun

  353. Robin Says:

    Hi Gary – I desperately need your help – thanks so much!

    Robin
    Toronto, Canada

  354. Alex Says:

    Would like a copy of your raccoon help. They are destroyng our new sod and we have tried a few things to deter them but they still party every night.

    Alex
    Danville, CA

  355. michelle Says:

    We have racoons that have attacked our kittens, tore up the inside of our garage costing us hundreds of dollars to fix, and now tearing up my new rose bushes! Please help

    Michelle
    Garrett, IN

  356. Lisa Says:

    My husband does maintenance in a senior mobile home park and the coons are really causing problems. I told him i’d check the internet to see what can be done and how to humanely ‘make them go away’…There’s a family, mom and babies, under one ladies home.he’s there now trying to figure out how to get them in a cage he has set up.I sure could use your a copy of your information. They already started tearing up gardens and yards. Thank You!

    Lisa
    San Marcos CA

  357. Cindy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your information. I live in Tacoma, Wa and my yard has become a latrine for raccoons.

    Thanks

  358. Adrienne Says:

    We just spent thousands of dollars sodding our backyard. (my husband did it himself) Every morning our yard looks like the picture above. I’m afraid he’s going to have a heart attack one of these mornings when he looks out the window. Please send a copy of your book. Help!!!!

  359. Shirley Peck Says:

    Please send us a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” We had some groundcover which the local raccoons decided was prime latrine territory; we’ve removed it. Also, one night we heard a noise from our backyard, looked out the window and saw five sets of eyes walking along our fence! Thanks for your help.
    Brentwood

  360. Frank Says:

    Please send me your racoon help brochure.

  361. Diane Says:

    Gary,

    I am so tired of cleaning up around by the garbage can on garbage collection day after my raccoons eat their breakfast (they aren’t very tidy). Or, going outside with a broom to scare them away at night so that my grown daughters can come in the house. Please send information to help. I live in Pacifica, right on the edge of the Golden Gate National Reserve.

    Diane

  362. David A Brown Says:

    Gary,
    I have had Raccoon problems for years. They dig little holes in my lawn looking for grubs. I have captured them in a trap and I relocate them at Crystal Springs Water Shed propery which is about 15 miles away and they still come back for more. Please send me a copy.

    David
    Pacifica, CA

  363. robert mays Says:

    I need the raccoon help

  364. Gary Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. Thank you.

    Gary
    Pentwater, Michigan

  365. Phyllis Hanan Says:

    Please, please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.
    This is the last straw, a raccoon just ate our biggest koi in our 3 1/2 foot deep pond. The water lillies are so tall, it’s hard to put a screen over the pond. Any help is truly welcome. Thank you.

  366. Lauren Caputo Says:

    I have been working on the lawn for six months and have seen some great improvements. This morning i awoke to 100 scratch holes in the grass! Please send your packet. Lafayette, CA

  367. Sid Says:

    I too need a copy of your booklet ! for all the obvious reasons .
    Cheers
    Sid
    Texas

  368. Sid Says:

    Sorry, did not include the City ..my bad .
    Austin Texas

  369. Harpaul Says:

    Hi Gary!!!

    I would LOVE a copy of your booklet!!! PLEASE!!!

    Also….just wondering if you would know….do raccoons just randomly poop in the middle of a lawn? I’m so frustrated cause I cannot figure out it it’s a raccoon ( I thought they just poop in one area???

    Thanks!!

    Harpaul

  370. M. E. Meeker Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I need all the help I can get with my raccoon/lawn problem. I have a 100+ y.o house/lawn in Walla Walla WA. It must have really tasty bugs. I have heard that coyote urine will scare raccoons off but haven’t found any willing coyotes yet. Please send me your raccoon help booklet. Thanks a bunch.

  371. Kevin Hughes Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send me a copy of your booklet!
    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Kevin

  372. Mike Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Racoon is tearing up my newly sodded lawn. Please send me a copy of your booklet. Thank you very much.

    Mike

  373. J GUILLORY Says:

    Gary,
    Please send me the information of ridding my unwanted pets. I recaently purchased a home in Spring,Texas and it came with 2 raccoons and an opposum living under the deck. No sitting in the backyard for me.

  374. Donna Klein Says:

    Help ! POND AND WATER FEATURES BEING DESTROYED BY RACCOON. ATE ALL THE GOLD FISH LAST NIGHT. KOI POND TOO DEEP FOR IT. TRYING TO GET MY TADPOLES. LIVE IN HAYWARD RESIDENTIAL AREA NEAR WINTON AND SANTA CLARA.
    DONNA KLEIN
    24047 EDLOE DRIVE
    HAYWARD CA 94541

  375. frances childers Says:

    please send me free book on keeping recoons out house. thanks bchilders7@carolina.rr.com

  376. Pam Schmidt Says:

    Guess I am not the only one…Please send me your literature for raccoon proofing my lawn before I have to cement it over. I live in Lafayette, Ca and Las Trampas Creek runs right next to my property so raccoons are not my only problem. Skunks, rats, geese, you name it I got it. Thanks. 8/7/10

  377. Gary Franchi Says:

    Need, Gary’s Raccoon Help, Gary in Oakland Ca. 94605

  378. Wern Says:

    have raccoons at my garden pond = destructive

  379. Robin Micale Says:

    Help. I live in Philadelphia. In the city ! My dog just went out in the little alley behind my house. Barking and barking. Lo and behold, we looked out and saw a raccoon climibing up the house on the rainpipe!!!

  380. Kim Womack Says:

    Hey Gary,
    We really need some help in Galveston, TX. Since “Hurricane Ike” we have trapped a variety of varmints that have come to our boat dock and porch areas. They are looking for food and fresh water. So far we have been able to relocate the animals and not hurt them. Lately our problem has been raccoons. They are using our outside flower pots to poop! Is there anything to put in the pots to stop them from using them? We don’t mind the animals co-exhisting — the poop has got to go though!! I would also like your 7-page booklet. Thanks for your help!
    Kim

  381. Kendall Haven Says:

    Please send a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” My front lawn looks like the aftermath of a polo match each morning!

  382. Dave Beal Says:

    Hi Gary!
    I’m in Vancouver,Washington and I too need your help. After the raccoons ravaged my little pond and ate half of my goldfish, they started digging up my grass. I secured the pond with an unattractive, but effective cover and I think they just got mad because they can’t get the fish and are tearing up the grass now.

    Thanks!
    Dave

  383. Victoria Gatzke Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send me your information–last night we had a raccoons running along one side of our back fence, a possum on the other side, and a skunk on the lawn–all at the SAME TIME! Ugh–our yard looks like hell.

    Thank you!
    Victoria

  384. Betty Wells Says:

    We too have been having major problems with the raccoons. Please email me the Gary’s Raccoon Help.
    Thank you so much

  385. Lisa Says:

    Please send a copy of your booklet. I’m in Berkeley, where a bold raccoon is even prowling around during the daytime!
    Thank you!
    Lisa

  386. Frankie Cintron Says:

    Tampa, Fl. I would like a copy of your free Gary s Raccoon Help. My neighbor is feeding them and now there are at least 10 of them tearing up my yard.

  387. pamela moseley Says:

    Raccoons coming in dog door. We want to go out of town for a weekend. We Usually leave food out for dogs in laundryroom were dog door is and lock out rest of house but last time we went out of town raccons came in dog door. How can we feed the dog and cant and safely leave for the weekend? Please send raccon help book and any suggestions ASAP. Thanks

  388. Jackie Says:

    Im located in San Jose,ca This morning 8/31/2010 I walked outside to my back yard to turn on sprinkers and behold i have a total mess on my lawn.. Im still trying to figure out a small raccoon damage has done looks like the pics above Im sure they will be back tonight to continue the feast. Please send me copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help,”

  389. Bob Says:

    I live in Fremont and have had as many as seven raccoons in my yard and they are not afraid of me. I have a small dog (12 lbs) that isn’t afraid of anything and I worry she could get hurt or worse.

    Please send me a copy of “Garys Raccoon Help”.

    Thanks

  390. Steve Says:

    Gary,
    I live in northwest Bakersfield, California. There’s been a raccoon eating the catfood left outdoors for our outside cats for a couple of months. I could tell she was nursing, and sure enough she showed up with 4 kits. They were no problem for a month or so, and then destroyed a huge section of my lawn a couple of nights ago. Now, even cayenne pepper hardly slows them down. Would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” Thanks.

  391. Karen Says:

    Gary,

    I live in Toronto ON Canada. We recently moved into a new home where the previous owners were good enough to lay new sod in our backyard. Every morning I wake up to find the sod lifted and turned over. We’ve tried may ways to deter them but to no avail! I would appreciate receiving a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.

    Thanks!

  392. P Evans Says:

    Dear Gary,

    Please email us a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We live in Indiana and had a raccoon in our chimney, but had that sealed. A year later, we have a raccoon trying to tear off shingles from our new roof. We have looked in the attic space thru the exterior vents and see no evidence the raccoon has ever gained access.
    thanks for your help.
    Paula

  393. Ken Nardi Says:

    I’d love a copy of your book for a close friend who has been struggling with a family of Raccoons for months now. They’ve torn up the house and its already cost him hundreds of dollars to try to have them trapped. He lives in Overland, MO (suburb of St. Louis)

    Thanks!

  394. R Hess Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please e-mail me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” We live in Lake Forest IL and they have been tearing up my back yard over the past several nights. I have seen a family of Raccoons, and I back into a Forest preserve. Not sure if they are living under the back deck, or in the woods, but they have decided to target my yard and I need to find solutions.

    Thanks!
    Robert

  395. Matthew Lopez Says:

    Hello Gary,

    We live in Morgan Hill and we’ve only had raccoon issues for a week now but in a week both our front and back yards have been devastated. They come in groups of two or three and we figured out the best way to get rid of them is for the wife and I to take turns waking up around 3:30-4:30am and physically shoo them away.
    We are desperate. And tired.
    Have any better ideas?? Thanks in advance!
    Matthew & Louise

  396. Richard Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send a copy of your booklet “Raccoon Help”. I live in the foothill section of Burbank, CA. My wife and I moved into our townhome six years ago. Things have been quiet until recently when a family of raccoons decided put the property on their menu.

    Thanks for your help.
    Richard

  397. Joanne Says:

    We have something that is coming under our fence and trampling down our perenials. They are ruining them, but have not got as far as the house. I would like to stop them as soon as possible.

  398. Val Says:

    Please send the ebook … I am in Miller Beach Indiana.

  399. Rene Says:

    Hello!

    We have very brave and bold raccoons in our backyard and around our home. At night I am scared to walk to my car because 3 babies and a mama ran from underneath recently. The mama looked at me like I threatened her babies. It was a scary confrontation.I need all the info I can get! Please send your Raccoon Help booklet! Thank you!

  400. Fleur Reynolds Says:

    Please email me your 7 pages of tips on how to deal with raccoons. I have a feral cat colony in my yard that they are disturbing as well as digging up my garden – especially potted plants. I live on the north face of San Bruno mountain in the older part of Daly City. I make sure all the left over cat food is picked up before dark to discourage repeat raccoon visits.

    P.S. all my ferals are spayed/neutered and have had their shots.

  401. Rick Says:

    Hi,

    I live in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, a densely populated area, and have a raccoon problem for the first time. He/she/they are nightly digging up the back yard lawn. I tried a humane trap, but they seem too smart. I put the trap out with food and the next morning found the food and trap ignored but a fresh digging all around it. Having left some plastic on the ground, I got a paw print confirm the cuprit’s identity. I left some Critter Ridder two nights ago and had one night’s respite only to have them return last night. I am spraying for grubs today. Please email me your booklet. Thanks.

  402. A S Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. Walnut, CA

  403. Greg Says:

    Hi Gary
    Please e-mail a copy of your raccoon help
    They are tearing up my roof in kansas city
    Thank You
    greg

  404. Laura Says:

    Hello,

    Please send me a copy of your Raccoon Guide. My sister, who lives in Wellington, FL (Palm Beach County) has a problem with raccoons literally tearing into her roof to get into the attic. They have torn up the flashing, shingles, etc. This happens approximately at the same time each year, at night, and always in the same spot of the house (right over her bedroom). She has tried trapping and removing the animals, yet every year the same thing happens – and the raccoons can not be deterred.

    We both welcome any help you can provide. She’s tired of spending money to repair her roof and losing sleep night after night.

  405. Lu Says:

    I live in Castro Valley and the raccoons are tearing up my sod. Please send me a booklet so I can save my yard.

    Thank you<
    Lu

  406. chris in pittsburgh Says:

    Please send me a copy of Gary’s help with racoons

  407. Candis Says:

    Please email me the raccoon booklet. Have 4 large raccoons foraging in my lawn at dusk and pre-dawn almost daily here in a NE suburb of Atlanta, GA. Had lawn treated for armyworms a few days ago but they are still coming & now seem to be digging more.
    Thank you!

  408. Cheryl Nicholson Says:

    We have a raccoon problem at night. Ate all of almonds of of trees. Digging up lawn really bad this year. Need help. Thank you

  409. Mike Says:

    Hey Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your Raccoon help.
    They are tearing up my sod looking for grub.
    So far just sort of nosing around as they are looking for the grub in areas but dont’ seem to find any as my sod is not totally ripped up. just small holes all over.
    Thanks for your help.
    Mike.

  410. Mike Says:

    Forgot to say where I live. Morgan Hill, Calif.

  411. Al Iamele Says:

    Thanks for your many articles. You always have good things to say about animals (and some funny stories also). You are a bright spot in the newspaper.
    Please email a copy of your raccoon help booklet.
    Are there more raccoons this year?
    Peace, Al

  412. Charlie Dickinson Says:

    Hi Gary Looks like I am not the only one with yard that is being destroyed by Skunks or racoons. Please send me a copy of how to keep the critters out of my yard. It is starting to feel like I am walking on a mountain range.
    Thanks Charlie
    charliebill36@aol.com

  413. Ernie Says:

    Please send a copy of your booklet. I’m in Walnut Creek, where raccoons are turning up our newly installed sod before it has a chance to form new roots with the soil!
    Thank you!
    Ernie

  414. John Says:

    Hi Gary

    Please send me your raccoon booklet info

    Thanks

  415. Mir Says:

    Hi Gary,
    May I also have a copy of your raccoon booklet?
    Thanks,
    Mir Laska
    mirlaska@yahoo.com

  416. Mir Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your raccoon booklet. Thanks.

  417. Robin Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. We live in urban North Berkeley, and there’s a dense raccoon population. Currently I am rescuing my landscaping by covering it at night with tarps!
    Also I wanted your advice on how to deal with a neighbor who has been steadfastly feeding the neighborhood raccoons. He goes through bags of dog food, thinks they are his friends, and that they communicate with him by knocking on his door. It’s troubling for many reasons but I worry what will happen when or if he moves or is unable to keep up his feedings. He has been doing this for at least five years.

  418. Jim Says:

    Hi Gary the raccoons are ripping my lawn please send me 7 pages how to deal with raccoonsnews letter. Thanks

  419. Kari Says:

    I’d love a copy. Concord is infested with these little cute guys at night.

  420. Robert Weeks Says:

    Racoons are tearing up my lawn. We live in San Mateo, CA. Thanks for your help.

  421. Jackie Says:

    I live in Pleasant Hill, CA.
    Please send me a copy of your raccoon booklet.
    Thank you,
    Jackie

  422. Dan Vigil Says:

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

  423. melissa Says:

    i am from groveport ohio. Please send me a copy of your free booklet on how to deal with my raccoon problem. My lawn looks like a mine field every morning!

  424. Claire Says:

    Needing help in San Clemente – front lawn has been attacked for the last 2 nights. Looking for humane ways to get the racoons to go elsewhere.

    Thanks!

  425. John Duffy Says:

    Hi Gary,

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

    Thanks!

    - JohnD.

  426. Mary Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. We have just a few areas that they dig up everynight – usually along the edges of the driveway and along the edge of the garden in the back yard. We are in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
    Thank you.

  427. Kevin Hom Says:

    Hi Gary:
    Need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” here in Hillsborough, CA.
    Thanks!

  428. Steve Says:

    Gary, I planted grass seed in my yard and the raccoons are tearing it up every night. Please, please send me your booklet.

    Thanks, Steve from Cincinnati

  429. Dee Winchester Says:

    Hi Gary…..Please I need your help. My yard is a wreck! I keep putting the sod back down.. but they just keep pulling it back up. Desparate!!! Thanks.

  430. Pat Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. I live in Nassau County on Long Island and have to keep my garbage in the garage and race to met the garbage man to get rid of it! Now the raccoons are tearing apart my lawn, looking for grubs I presume, because they concentrate on the parts that died during the summer from what I thought was the hot, dry summer.

  431. Kathy M. Says:

    I’d love to read you Racoon Help Handbook. We live in Somerset, CA.

    Thank you!

  432. Richard Says:

    Hi Gary,

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

    Thanks!

    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada

  433. Roy Burton Says:

    Hi Gary,I live in Iowa, getting the “Raccoon Invasion”oy which is very destructive to my lawn. Please help by sending your booklet. Thanks for your website. Roy

  434. mindy patterson Says:

    Hi Gary I need a copy of Garys raccoon help I am in Paradise Ca. thank you!

  435. Eve Harrison Says:

    My prayers are answered! Seeking your Raccoon Tips. They don’t scare easily. THANK YOU!!!

  436. Barbara Says:

    I need a copy of Gary’s raccoon help

    thank you

  437. Barbara Says:

    need a copy of Garys raccoon help

  438. Janet Ruggiero Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send a copy of your booklet as soon as you possibly can…I would be so appreciative!

    Gratefully,
    Janet R

  439. Barbara Calabro Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help here in Long Island NY. We didn’t know what happened to our lawn. I looked online and found this site.

    Thanks

  440. Carol T. Says:

    We woke up this morning and it looked like a bulldozer had gone through our back lawn. We had reseeded just about 10 days ago in anticipation of a backyard party next week. Yikes!!! We were totally baffled until I hit the internet and found your site. Please send us a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.”

  441. Dennis Says:

    We no longer have dogs and replaced our old lawn with a new sod lawn. We have a heavy damage at least 10 times and have tried wire,they went under it, moth ball ghosts, they became racoon toys. We have a motion detector rain bird, and used store bought repellent and still I went out this morning to relay what is left of my lawn. How can we get your booklet on racoons and do you have any advise beyond what we have already tried.

  442. Shelly Chang Says:

    We live in San Jose, CA. Lately our lawn gets torned
    about twice a week, maybe by Raccoon or birds.
    We’d like to have a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon solution”. thanks! Shelly

  443. Don Says:

    Gary,

    Help! Raccoons have been ripping up our lawn for over a month. Spent 200 on natural repellents hundreds on new sod 700 for a trapper to no avail. please advise could use a copy of your guide

  444. Daniel Westfall Says:

    Gary,

    Please e-mail me the booklet about raccoon help, they are digging up my backyard. I live in Michigan.

    thanks

  445. John Wood Says:

    Please email me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”

    Thank you,
    John Wood
    Email Address: JohnWood24@sbcglobal.net

  446. Sabine Says:

    Yes, the racoons are working on my lawn too. Please, send me a copie of your booklet. I’m living in Moline,IL
    Thanks

  447. Alex Castellanos Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I came across your website after searching for a solution to my raccoon problem online. My lawn looks just like the one in the photo above. Could you please send me a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” Booklet?

    Thanks so much!

    Alex

    Redwood City, CA

  448. B Ammirati Says:

    Kindly send a copy of the help guide as the racoons are destroying the lawn :(
    Roslyn, NY

  449. Jeri Welty Says:

    Hi Gary:
    I have been feeding raccoons and I care about what happens to them. They visit me after sundown at various times. They like to drop their nuggets in one large area in my backyard. I’ve been handling the droppings by burying it–and now I found out about the roundworm factor–hatchlings live for 3 years. Now I toss the stuff into a plastic bag, close it, and trash it. I’ve got about 11 coons that visit me in Murrieta, Calif. Can I get them to make their latrine somewhere else? Maybe I can spray something down on the grass that will make them leave after eating? If I could get a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help,” I’d appreciate it! Thanks,
    Jeri Welty

  450. Steve Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I think I have a raccoon problem. Each morning, there are areas where something has torn up my grass along the driveway and road. It has been dry here for a few months and I have irrigation. Please send a copy of your guide. Thank you!

  451. Pete testa Says:

    HELP!!! noticed 2 spots in my yard had been SHREDDED 5 days ago. Since then it has gotten considerably worse.I live in farmingdale NY on long island. Please sen me a copy !! The racoons have always been here but never have dug up my lawn.my property abuts Bethpage State Park,so the amount of racoons are huge but never a problem , till now.

  452. Peter Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I would like a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help. I live in Kansas City, MO

  453. LORI WAGNER Says:

    HELP!!! WE JUST HAD OUR YARD SODDED AND COME HOME FROM WORK EVERYDAY TO FIND IT FLIPPED AND TORE UP IN AT LEAST 100 PLACES. IT IS SO UPSETTING. WHAT CAN WE DO???
    WE LIVE IN A WOODED AREA AND KNOW THERE ARE RACCOONS,DEER,GROUND HOGS ECT. ANY HELP???????
    WE LIVE IN SHERIDAN,IL.

  454. Pete T Says:

    I need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” please. thanks

  455. Don McConnell Says:

    I have racoons tearing up my back yard. How do I get your booklet?? Please reply ASAP. Thank you,
    Don McConnell

  456. Steve K. Says:

    Gary,
    I would appreciate any help you can provide to stop the raccoons from tearing up my lawn.
    Thanks a bunch,
    Steve

  457. Jason Carr Says:

    Hello There!!

    Can you please send me a copy of your book?

    Thank you so much!!

    Jason

  458. Ray Cline Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send me a free copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help”.
    Thank You,
    Ray

  459. Susan Menin Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Would like a copy of “Gary’s Racoon Help.” Racoons turning up sod area as you picture. Other grass areas being ripped up and ruined every night. I live in Setauket, Long Island, New York and am at wits end!!
    Thanx so much.

  460. vstrugnell@shaw.ca Says:

    Hi Gary

    please email us a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” here in Coquitlam BC. Thanks!

  461. Vance Hill Says:

    Hello. I need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”
    Thanks! Vance in Fremont

  462. Brian Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. I am in SEminole Florida and have problems with racoons getting into the house through the cat door to get to the cat food.

    Thanks!

  463. Frank Bruno Says:

    Raccoon tearing up my back yard here in Franklin Square, Long Island, NY. Please send a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”.
    Thanks so much.

  464. John Says:

    I live in Lakewood Wa. Our neighbors have had raccoons tear up their roof. We have chickens. One was killed last night. We recently have seen raccoons, just like last Fall. Last night we checked on our chickens and a raccoon was sitting on the fence next to their coop.

  465. Cathy Says:

    Hi! I live in Stockton and the raccoons are driving my dog crazy walking along the fence at night and recently started destroying my front lawn. I would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Thank you very much!

  466. max mykrantz Says:

    hi gary need a copy of raccoon help danville ca thanks

  467. Anne Wooster Says:

    Please send me Gary’s racoon help!!! My lawn is being destroyed!

  468. Janet Zarna Says:

    Please send a copy ASAP. They are tearing up my new yard here in Aptos nightly!
    Many thanks!

  469. Elizabeth Garner Says:

    Need your booklet. Racoons tearing up my yard.

  470. Rochelle Says:

    We have tried everything to rid ourselves of the this
    pesky raccoon. It used to roll up the turf but now it turns it over in handfuls of sod looking for worms. It has distroyed a 10 foot by 20 foot section of lawn and our pond is muddy from the raccoon washing it’s treasured grubs. Help! I live in Antioch. Has anyone ever heard of an albino raccoon? this one is big with a white body and brown mask and stripped tail.

  471. Jennifer Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet.
    I love the wildlife dearly, but they are
    pushing there luck….
    Thank you for the article.

  472. Art Liberman Says:

    Gary – I hope you still have a copy available of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” Me and those #@$%&# raccoons are in Palo Alto, CA.
    Thanks -

  473. Linda Says:

    I have raccoons coming in my cats pet door on the built in back porch nightly. I had a radio on a talk show I put out every night for approx. 5 months and now it is not working. I would like a copy of your booklet. Thanks; Linda

  474. Kathy Murphy Says:

    Hi Gary:

    We have lived in Chino Hills for 6 years. Our neighborhood backs up to Chino Hills State Park. 5 years ago my hisband and I put in our lawn and worked ourselves to the bone doing it. It turned out beautiful. All of a sudden our lawn is being torn up during the night. Please send a copy of your booklet – I hope it will help.

  475. Walt Wehrli Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in Alamo and have racoons tearing up my lawn at night. I would love a copy of your helpful guide on how to deal with these rascals.

    Thank you,

    Walt

  476. John G. Wood Says:

    Gary,

    I have a big problem with racoons destroying our backyard landscape.

    Please send me the “Gary’s Raccoon Help” booklet.

    Thanks,
    John Wood

  477. John G. Wood Says:

    Gary,

    I just sent you a comment, but forgot to leave the city which is Moraga, CA.

    I have a big problem with racoons destroying our backyard landscape.

    Please send me the “Gary’s Raccoon Help” booklet.

    Thanks,
    John Wood

  478. linda bell Says:

    please send me a copy of your booklet

  479. Galen Zinn Says:

    I need raccoon help. They are ruining my front lawn in Concord. Please send your suggestions. I think they come out of the sewer drains at night. The worms must be delicious!

  480. Chris Says:

    Hi Gary:

    I have the same problems with Racoons & have been reading your website. Is it still possible to get a copy of your ebook “Gary’s Racoon Help”

  481. Kerry McFadden Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send your booklet ASAP. They are tearing up my new sod every night. Each morning I turn it back over, each night they are rolling it back. Help!!
    Thanks,
    Kerry

  482. Dave Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in Antioch (Hillcrest) area, I have a huge skunk and raccoon problem . My lawn is destroyed by one of these two critters, my neighbors lawn has not been touched why mine? I understand that there is no repellent for raccoons, do I set up motion lights? I refuse to do any harm to these guys because I do respect the wild life and after all they were here first. Any suggestions would be much appreciated .

    Thanks Dave.

  483. Tania schindler Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I think we have a problem with racoons tearing up our lawn and would like a copy if your pamphlet. We are in livermore, ca.

    Thank you,
    Tania

  484. Angela Norton Says:

    Gary–

    I would be very interested in obtaining your raccoon tips booklet. For the past 3 weeks our front lawn has been torn up very badly.

    Thank you,
    A. Norton
    Hillborough, CA

  485. Craig Q Says:

    Hi Gary, Yep I have been having coons come in the cat door at night and eat cat food, I had only seen small ones, until I was awoken the other night by three large racoons fighting for the food. Please send me a copy of your pamplet. Thanks Craig

  486. Craig Q Says:

    By the way I live in Shawnee,OK (AKA land of many Racoons:)

  487. Violet Schaffner Says:

    Please send information. Live in Senior Park that is over run with these critters.
    Thank you

  488. Violet Schaffner Says:

    sorry. live in Santa Rosa, Ca.

  489. Carole M Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I enjoy reading your column in the paper. We live in Pleasanton and have a raccoon tearing apart my sister’s car cover. Please send me a copy of your pamphlet. Thanks!

  490. Karen Says:

    Can you please email me a copy of your information to deter raccoons? They are attacking my front lawn. I live in Concord in Crystyl Ranch.

    Thank you!

  491. angie Says:

    wondering if your information works for opossums as well as racoons? either way, I would like any info. I have cats and can’t feed all of them in the house, as some are not real tame, so I’m having trouble ‘not’ feeding the wrong critters! I live in rural Alabama. Thank you, angie

  492. Dennis Kelly Says:

    I live in Simi Valley, CA and I would like info on raccoon removal. My lawn is getting destroyed.

    Thanks!

  493. susan Says:

    Dear Gary,

    Please forward a copy of your Raccoon Help brochure. They are tearing up my lawn up here in Auburn(CA) They may also be living in my attic (not sure – new house – how could they possibly get in? – crazy!!!)

    Thanks!

    Susan Weeks

  494. Mohan Says:

    I would appreciate a copy of your racoon help. We are having big problems in our front lawn here in Walnut Creek. Thanks.

  495. Sam Hua Says:

    I live in Simi Valley, CA and I would like info on raccoon removal. My lawn is getting destroyed.

    Thanks!

    ~Sam

  496. Dabney Ingram Says:

    Would love a copy! Need help combatting raccoons digging up out sod.
    Thank you!

  497. Tony Says:

    I’m pretty sure a raccoon is looking for food all over my lawn, digging and turning over patches in various places. I noticed they are digging in places where the lawn is not as healthy due to summer fatigue in MI. Didn’t know until last night that a raccoon is living under my deck, so if there are any tips that can be provided, I’d really appreciate it.

  498. Adrienne Says:

    Walnut Creek. I would appreciate an e-mail copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help,” ASAP. Thanks.

  499. Bill Knowlton Says:

    Dear Gary,

    Please send a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” to

    Bill Knowlton
    gelisol@yahoo.com

    I live in Woodland Hills, CA. It appears that some raccoons are ravaging our recently laid sod in our back yard.

    Thanks!

    Bill

  500. John Reeves Says:

    Hi Gary!

    Please send me a copy of your Racoon help!

    Love your column!

    Best regards,
    John Reeves

  501. Eln Roz Says:

    Hi Gary,

    In Palo Alto and have been putting my lawn back together every morning for the past 5 weeks.
    Please send a copy.

    Thanks!

  502. Steve Says:

    Thank you for sending us a copy of your document that helps with Raccoons tearing up the lawn! We live in Alamo, CA.

  503. Kendyl Hall Says:

    Just had a raccoon break into the house thru the doggy door. He had a lovely time drinking from the toilet, then sloshing around the floors until he found the catfood on top of the dining room table! My husband heard it and came face-to-face with this hissing raccoon which then ran out the doggy door and up a tree. When we looked in the backyard – looks like he had also been drinking from the pool too. Now putting the pieces back together, it looks like the raccoon had come into the garage a few weeks back and was cornered by the dogs – but we thought it was a stray cat since we never got to see it before it ran away! Seems this critter has been around for a bit! HELP!!

  504. Emily Says:

    Help! We have the same raccoon problem tearing up on newly laid sod. We’re in Scars dale , New York. Please send us a copy of your raccoon help!

  505. Jesus Lara Says:

    Hello,

    can you please email me a copy? There’s a racoon that leaves feces on my lawn every night.

    Thanks

  506. John Shurtleff Says:

    Help! I need to try your racoon recipe–they are tearing up everything in sight. I looked all over your site, but could not find the recipe.
    THANKS.

  507. Anita Says:

    Please send Gary’s Racoon Help. I live in Mt. View, CA

  508. Kaggal Says:

    Would you please email me your handbook. I have seen a racoon near the fence in the morning. I see footprints in the morning but do not know what’s making it. It almost looks like small hoof prints. They poke holes or dig up around ant mounds. Could it be due to racoons.

    Thank you

  509. Sue Livingston Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I am so glad you have this website. We have raccoons that are ripping up the lawn nightly. I am glad to see that I am not the only one with this problem. I can’t believe how many posts you have had about this!
    Please send me a copy of your booklet and thank you for your good work!

  510. FH Says:

    Hi GARY

    love your CCT column. Kindly send us your 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We live in Pleasant Hill.

    Notice that none of the above raccoon-afflcited readers have bothered to eMail you any follow-up reports after using your booklet.

    Thanks, FH

  511. JP Says:

    Kindly send us your 7-page “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. We live in Sacramento, CA

  512. Elizabeth Brown Says:

    In Pleasanton, CA. Raccoons tearing up my newly sodded lawn. Repells-All, red pepper flakes, don’t work. Chicken wire stretched across a portion of the lawn has kept them away, or maybe they’ve gotten their fill of my worms. Please send a copy of your publication. Thanks

  513. Barbi Says:

    Don’t bother with the “scarecrow” motion-sensor sprinklers. Our raccoons had the timing figured out by the 3rd night. The sprinklers have a 15- to 20-second ‘reset’ period after they are triggered. The coons figured out how to set it off, watch from a safe distance as the sprinklers came on, then as the water tapered off they would run in, dig up as many grubs as they could in about 30 seconds, then run back to the outskirts when the sprinklers were triggered again.

  514. Jean Marie Steffora Says:

    A request for your guide. I live in San Jose and am facing a clan of raccoons living under my house. I have damage to not only my plumbing but foundation as well. They have torn down the shared fence between my place and the next-door neighbors as part of their access route between yards. I have caught them in my kitchen with paws in the trash can and run into at least one a night when letting my cat out for 10 mins.

    I need advice. I have overgrown brush behind my house and it looks like they’ve made a cave entrance. I am pretty scared and unsure of exactly how to get this situation handled. Thank you.

  515. Brian Henderson Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your raccoon guide. We laid fresh sod and it’s getting peeled back every single night! Terrible!
    Thank you for any help you can offer… we’re desperate! All the best, Brian

  516. Margaret Says:

    Good evening Gary

    I am in need of your booklet.Trying to help my friend who has two small dogs. I am from Maple Ridge BC Canada.

    Thank you
    Margaret

  517. pam Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send me a copy of your racoon guide. We overlook a lake and deal with crtters all the time, but we have a posse of 4 racoons that visit every night. They are getting more confident with time. I no longer feed my cats in the evening, but the posse comes up and tears thru anything they feel might hold a treat.
    I can hear them turning over planters, containers and tearing thru the trash cans late at night. So any help would be appreciated. They hide in my garage if I don’t get the door closed before dark which in the summer is quite annoying. Thanks, Pam

  518. Ian FS Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I’ve got two BIG Racoons living under my deck, they are not bothered by my dogs and are tearing the place up, we live in Pleasanton, would you mind sending me a copy of your Racoon book
    Thanks
    Ian

  519. angel Says:

    I live in South Louisiana

  520. Bud Brinkerhoff Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Need help. Please send your raccoon help book. Thank you.

    BB

  521. Bud Brinkerhoff Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I need help with my raccoon problem. Please send me a copy of your book. Thank you.

    BB Concord

  522. Craig Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Thanks for any advice you can give with your book to get rid of my raccoon in Danville, CA

  523. Ron Pulley Says:

    Hi Gary,

    We live in San Clemente, CA and just recently started having problems with raccoons coming in our yard under a fence and digging up our yard at night. The first night we noticed it was when I let the dog out at 3 AM and the dog saw the raccoon and started barking at it.
    Please send us a copy of your book so we can try to get rid of them.
    Thank you,
    Ron

  524. Eric Liu Says:

    Hi, Gary,

    we live in Coquitlam,BC,Canada, our yard ruined by raccoons often.

    Please send me a copy of your book.

    thanks

    Eric

  525. Tom Starr Says:

    We live in Fountain Valley and raccoons are periodically tearing up new sod probably while searching for worms. Please send your 7 page solution. Thanks.

  526. Jeff Palmer Says:

    We just saw a couple of raccoons going under our house. Looks like they tore off the screen over the vents to the crawlspace. Please send me your free info.

  527. Jenny Lee Says:

    Please send me how to prevent raccoons from overturning our new sod. We live in La Canada Thanks!!

  528. Stefan Says:

    Raccoons are killing my yard. Please share with me the solution to this problem. Thanks!

  529. Stefan Says:

    Raccoons are killing my yard in Louisville, KY. Please share with me the solution to this problem. Thanks!

  530. Roy Clements Says:

    Raccoons are tearing up my yard. Please share with me the solution to this problem. Thanks!

  531. Ernest Vosti Says:

    Hi Gary,

    My wife heard you speak a couple weeks ago at the Lafayette Garden Club and heard about your raccoon paper. Please send me a copy as raccoons are ravaging my vineyard each year. Thank you!

  532. art silverman Says:

    Please send me your fact sheet on raccoons.

  533. John Lawler Says:

    Please send your raccoon info!

    They destroyed my Berkeley yard. I am thinking about sodding again, but need to be confident i can beat them first.

    Send ASAP -as decisions are in the works!

    thanks,

    John

  534. Diane Says:

    Help! Racoons are abundant in Crockett. Please send your humane “Racoon Help” to the above email address.

    Thank you!

    Diane

  535. Steve Fournier Says:

    Hi Gary…I need the write up,”Free Info” on gettin rid of these darn Racoons in my yard !!! I have shoveled over 30 lbs. of Racoon poop off my flat roof.They have dug holes in my roof and caused $4000.00 damage.They have pooped all over my yard and now are urinating on my Hot tub cover.Dumping my flower pots !!! I have had it with them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks Steve

  536. Sara Starr Says:

    Please send your racoon info. My new SF yard is being ruined by them.

    Sara

  537. Leigh Smyth Says:

    PLEASE send me your booklet! I am battling them in my garden.

  538. Linda Brown Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and I have been driven crazy by raccoons for 2 years. They keep rolling back my newly sodded back lawn( just like in the picture) so that it never has a chance to grow. They literally tore up and shredded my hot tub cover and now they have started to tear up my front lawn. (obviously I have grubs which I will have to deal with). All chemicals are banned here in Quebec. They do not live on my property but it’s their favorite place on the block! They are driving me crazy! Thanks for any help you can give me
    Linda

  539. Dan Odle Says:

    Booklet please!! These raccoons are killing my yard!

    Thanks so much.

  540. ALDO Says:

    I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the “Beasts” are tearing apart my lawn. If you have a pamphlet which explains how to stop them , I will be glad to receive a copy. I assume those “Beasts” are raccoons and skunks.

    Thank you.

    Aldo

  541. Keith Morris Says:

    Please send your book. The raccoons are tearing up the grass.
    THank You.

  542. Carrie Says:

    Hi, I think I have raccoons tearing or should I say rolling up the lawn. It’s not a new sodd job, but it seems that they are tearing then kinda rolling up little pieces of the lawn up. Pleae help, they have almost destroyedthe entire lawn.

    Thanx
    Carrie
    fill.carrie@yahoo.ca

  543. NeNe Stevens Says:

    Please send a copy ASAP! The raccoons are attacking my roof as we speak. Thank you so very much.

  544. Mike Says:

    Hi Gary

    Something, it appears like raccoons or skunks, is peeling up my lawn. Please send me your free book.

    Thank you in advance

  545. Andrew Lee Says:

    The racoons are tearing up the lawn every night. I need a humane way of getting rid of them.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  546. Kellie Hayward Says:

    Hello,
    Same as everyone else – lawn chewed up by raccoons in Toronto, Ontario – please send copy of your book asap! Thanks!

  547. Jim Fouch Says:

    Hello Gary…

    Please send your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” via email ASAP. Been having problems with lawn being tore up for the past couple of years, but this year it has been the worst! That and they’re now starting to tear into our neighbor’s yard…

  548. Dustin Fanucchi Says:

    I need a copy of the racoon help in live in Oakland CA and just put in a new lawn and I am getting some digging damage

  549. Stephenie Gettier Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help” ASAP!! They are tearing up my beautiful sod that I spent so much money on. This has been very frustrating to say the least! I am in Curtis Bay, MD

  550. Kathy Duncan Says:

    Hi Gary,

    My sister-in-law is having problems with raccoons digging up her flower bulbs when she plants them. Would you please send us a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” so I can give it to her. She lives in East Alton, IL. I also have raccoons where I live in the country, but we are use to them and they don’t seem to bother us too much. They do try to carry off my bird food containers if I set them on the porch. It is amazing how strong and creative they are. I love to watch them, but know they can be problems at times. Thank you so much! We look forward to your suggestions.

  551. Israel husarsky Says:

    Hi-

    Just saw your post online.

    can I please get a copy of your report.

    There are racoons that keep coming back to my lawn and trying to eat something in it.

    They are tearing it aprt.

    Thanks.

  552. paul fregulia Says:

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

  553. Tommy Harris Says:

    Please send me the booklet described in your article. I live in Kingwood, TX near Houston.

    Thanks

  554. Robin Crawford Says:

    Please send a copy of your booklet about getting rid of raccoons. Thank you!
    I am in Mentor, Ohio. We are constantly battling the raccoons, but the idea of poisoning, shooting, or trapping and euthanizing seem unfair solutions.

  555. William Atwill Says:

    I would appreciate a copy of Gary’s Raccoon Help as I have a racoon(s) digging up the plants in my garden.

    Thank you.

  556. joy kelly Says:

    Appreciate a free copy of your brochure on how to keep racoons from lifting up my grass. Thank you.

  557. Rich in Toronto Says:

    Racoons were using my window well as a toilet. Purchased a ‘scare crow’ sprayer, which worked under the window, but now I find the little presents randomly around the yard and garden… need more ideas – please send a copy of the brochure… Thanks!

  558. Paul Pope Says:

    I would love a copy of the book, I have them pulling up all my new lawn

  559. Paul Benz Says:

    Please send me a copy of your book, also have them tearing my new sod. Thank you very much. St. Louis, Mo, 63129

  560. radha Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Could you please send me a copy of your booklet? Thanks. I am in Ontario Canada and our lawn is dug up between April/May & June by the racoons for grubs. As most fertilizers are banned in Ontario, other than the use of nimatodes which has not worked is there anything else to get rid of grubs as well?
    Thank you
    radha

  561. Jason Says:

    I have raccoons pulling up my grass in North Vancouver. I would like a copy your book please.

  562. leigh Says:

    Marin County, CA racoons between floors in house. please forward your book.

  563. Herman Says:

    New lawn in La Crescenta, CA being rolled up, presumably by raccoons. Please send your booklet.

  564. Jon Says:

    A raccoon is destroying my lawn. Please help. Send booklet.
    Pasadena, Ca.

  565. Alpha Says:

    hi Gary, could you please send me a copy of your book? san francisco, ca

  566. Stephen Thomas Says:

    Raccoons have dug up our new sod please send a copy of your book Thank you. The picture you posted looks like our lawn.

  567. Yoshi Says:

    Some raccoons were playing in our yard and tearing our newly installed pool cover. Please help and send me a copy of the booklet. We live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Thanks a lot.

  568. Larry Topping Says:

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

    Larry Topping

  569. Sean Says:

    Hi Gary, Our new sod is tossed every night. Could you send a copy of your manual, it would be very appreciated. We are in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN

  570. pam Abbey Says:

    Please send “Raccoon Help”. It’s 1 am and we were awakened once again by someone scampering on the roof. At least we hope it’s just scampering and not moving in!

  571. judy m Says:

    I’d love a copy of your “Raccoon Help.” I am visiting in Coquille,OR & my Mom’s cat is being bullied by the raccoons! Also wonder if he got some parasite from them??- he’s lost weight and has a distended belly. :(
    I live near Long Beach,CA and also have alot of raccoons coming to wash in our spa, they also steal ornaments and flip flops! They seem to enjoy things with a spongy texture.Since the coyotes moved to the neighborhood recently, the raccoons seem to have moved on. (HOPE that’s what happened to them!!) We have a bigger problems with skunks there, so if you have advice for them I’d like to see that as well. Thanks Gary!..Judy M

  572. Ruben del Castillo Says:

    Hi Gary:
    We live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and we have a family of raccoons making a mess with our grape vine and eating whatever my wife planted in the garden.
    Could you send us a copy of your book?
    Thank you and I’ll keep you informed of the results.,
    Best regards.,
    Ruben

  573. tracy Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in the San Fernando Valley, Ca and my new yard has been destroyed by raccoons. Your book would be so valuable to have. Thank you so much for your service here!

  574. Karen Johnson Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I’d be grateful to have a copy of your book. We live on the Thornapple River and my new sod is exactly like the picture. Wow its been down for 3 weeks I’m shocked on what I’m seeing every morning.
    Thanks Karen

  575. Priscilla Says:

    Hello Gary,

    Please email your booklet. We back up to a cemetery which seems to be a breeding ground for raccoons. Three adults sighted many nights in neighbor’s overhanging oak tree, now two babies. Darling, but they’re tearing up our lawn every night. They especially like the irish moss under an apple tree. Thanks so much.

    Priscilla
    San Marino, CA

  576. Michaele Says:

    I would really appreciate your “Gary’s raccoon help.

  577. Rob Says:

    Hi, Gary.
    Please send me “Gary’s raccoon help”. The picture above looks like my newly planted grass, early Saturday morning.

    Thanks!

  578. Lena Says:

    Dear Gary,

    I enjoy reading your column in Argus. Would you kindly send me your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”?
    My resident raccoons (mom and five rapidly-growing babies) don’t seem to be interested in destroying the lawn. Instead, they are snacking on blower bulbs under thick layer of bark and weed block.

    Thanks,

    Lena in Fremont, CA

  579. Vartan Says:

    Hi Gary, I would like a copy of you Raccooon Help please. Greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Vartan in Toronto,Canada

  580. Wei Cho Says:

    Kindly send me your “Gary Racoon help.” Thanks.

  581. Tomoko Says:

    Please kindly send me your “Gary’s Roaccon Help”.
    Thank you,

    Seattle, Wa.

  582. Carol Carder Says:

    Hi Gary, I would like a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” please. They eat my corn and all the neighbors too.
    Thanks,
    Carol in rural KY 30 miles south of Cincinnati OH

  583. Kelley Mills Says:

    Please, Please send me your “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. My husband is going raccoon crazy and there is nothing left of our lawn. Martinez, CA

  584. Carrie Says:

    Please send us a copy of ” Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Our lawn and my husband need as much help as they can get.
    Regards,
    Carrie
    Toronto, Canada

  585. A. Phillips Says:

    Hi Gary,

    Please send a copy of your booklet. My lawn looks like I went crazy on it with a 7-iron. Thanks!

  586. Young Says:

    Hi, Gary,
    Would you kindly send me a copy of your booklet?
    I also have serious problem with my lawn like others above. Thanks in advance!

    Young from Montreal

  587. Anita Says:

    Ha! My lawn looks just like the photo above! I really hope you can help. Can you send a copy of your book?

  588. George Karyszyn Says:

    Hello Gary,

    Please can you send me a copy of your guide. These Racoons are tearing up my lawn.
    It’s driving me up the wall.

    Thank you,
    George

  589. J. Nauck Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Please send me your booklet too, please. I’m constantly replacing the huge divots the racoons and skunks are making in my yard.

    I’m in Morgan Hill, CA.

    Thanks!

  590. Cosmo Says:

    I need help, looks like racoons had a party on my lawn and tore it all up.Looks like they used a roto tiller on it. I am in Toronton Ont.

  591. Alison Says:

    Hi Gary,

    The raccoons in our neighborhood in Santa Rosa have decided that our roof is worthy of investigation. We don’t want them to take up residence and would love to receive your guide.
    Thank you very much!

  592. jim harrill Says:

    please email me your 7 page packet. I have raccoons tearing up lawn. Live in Aptos

  593. Dee Dee Porter Says:

    Hi Gary, Please send me a copy of your guide.
    I don’t know for sure if it is racoons or not that is literally taking large chunks of sod out of the lawn-near the sprinkler heads. Also something is rummaging around in the adjacent beds which have mulch on top of the soil. (I had some racoons about 20 years ago and none since.) Might it be crows doing this? I have seen some pretty big ones in the yard, but never witnessed them digging up sod. I live in Carlsbad, north of San Diego.
    Thanks so much.

  594. Chanell Says:

    I live in Redwood City CA.

    Please send me a copy

  595. Dennis Hamlett Says:

    Gary,

    We live in the Oakland Hills in the East Bay and have had raccoon visitors (off and on) for years. On occasion they have dug up newly planted flowers, gone through the garbage, come in the cat door or our patio door in the early evening.

    I would love to have a copy of your article re how to deal with these guys.

    Thanks,

    Dennis Hamlett

  596. RJ Elman Says:

    Would love a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help.” We live in Oakland, CA. Thanks!

  597. David Venable Says:

    Please senm me a copy of your booklet, Gary’s Raccoon Help. We have raccoons in our yard in Oakland.

  598. floribunda Says:

    I’m another Oakland resident who would like a copy of your article — we have one of those magnetic cat doors and the raccoons have figured out how to open it without a magnet…

  599. Vicki Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. They’re tearing up my new sod in the Oakland Hills and I’m losing the battle. Thanks!

  600. Linda Brown Says:

    Live in the Oakland hills, along with many critters.
    Please send your Raccoon Help booklet. Thank you.

  601. Barbara Abernathy Says:

    Thank you for sending me a copy of your booklet, Gary’s Raccoon Help
    I live in the Oakland Hills and have a raccoon in my house A LOT

  602. JAN Says:

    GARY, PLEASE SEND COPY OF YOUR BOOK.. I HAVE RACOONS THAT ARE EATING MY AVACADO TREE.. I TRAPPED ONE THIS MORNING.. IS THERE ANYONE THAT WILL COME TAKE IT AWAY?

  603. Molly Says:

    Hi, Gary. We are renting a home that has an established latrine on a low hanging roof. Could you please send a copy of your helpful approaches? I’d like to stop the rest stop! Thanks.

  604. Dave Says:

    PLEASE send copy ASAP came home today to find it sitting on my stove eating bread and choc chip cookies. We went back into wall he chewed thru now he is trapped in there.

  605. Arlis Mcmahon Says:

    I’d like a copy of your booklet. I am in NIcholasville, KY

  606. joanne amero Says:

    gary….it looks as though i had an excavator dig up my front lawn. help..i was told it could be skunks…i have had racoons on my deck trying to get into my rubbish barrel there..i had to put the barrel there because they would always get into it when i had it on the ground..i actually have a bungy cord wrapped tightly around it and i put weights on it too..this does keep them out of there but now i wonder if they are out front digging for other means of supper…help

  607. Lisa butcher Says:

    Please send your raccoon fact sheet. I am feeding four raccoons but they are wrecking the lawn. I need a safe solution to save the lawn and keep the raccoons too. Please help!

    Thank you

  608. Kristina Says:

    Gary, I would love a copy of your book. I’m in need of serious help. My yard is unrolled almost nightly and it’s getting more and more damaged. I live in Oakland. Thanks! Kristina

  609. Steve Says:

    I’m in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!

  610. Nidhi jain Says:

    Hi Gary,I need a copy of your raccoon guide urgently.
    I have freshly laid sod but now it looks just like the picture you showed above.
    Also i have kids and wanted to know what i can do to protect them from diseases spread through these critters.I live in calabasas,ca.
    Thanks for your help in advance.

  611. Ganapathy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your raccoon guide. I live in West San Jose, CA.

  612. Lynn Says:

    I’m in SE Ohio. Raccoons are tearing up my lawn which has been established for 30 years. As one person said already, it looks like a mine field. Send your book. Thank you very much.

  613. Tim H. Says:

    Please send book, problem in Columbus, OH
    Thanks

  614. Jennifer Ryan Says:

    I have a client who is losing his battle with racoons – please send me a copy of your solutions. I will also include your information in my blog.

    Thanks so much.

  615. Laurie Levenson Says:

    I would like a copy of the Raccoon guide. I am in Los Angeles.

    Thank you.

  616. Dick Thomas Says:

    Gary, we live in West Side Alamo and now have Racoons rolling up our very old front lawn. We’ve never had a problem with them in the past 20 years. Please send me a copy of your book.

    Best regards

  617. Sandra Fitzgerald Says:

    Raccoons cleaned out our fish pond and now seem to have moved under out deck. We have put out motion sensor lights around the pond and the deck but was awakened this morning by loud noises and sounds like they are tearing something up under our deck just outside my bedroom french doors. In years past they have just cleaned out the fish pond and moved on but recently a bunch of trees and debris was cleared near us and I think that they have been displaced and are relocating… Can your raccoon guide help?? Please send.

  618. Linda Says:

    Please send a copy of your booklet. Some kind of animal is ripping up my new sod every night and I have been told it may well be raccoons. I need your help.

  619. Ed O. Says:

    Please send me a copy, thanks.

    Ed
    San Mateo, CA

  620. Leslie Says:

    We have raccoons, I think, coming every night because the lawn is torn up in the morning. It’s looks pretty destructive. We are in Encinitas, San Diego. It costs $220 to get rid of one animal and an additional $55 for each one after. Too expensive for us. Can you send us a copy of your booklet on how to get rid of them?
    Leslie

  621. Jay Smith Says:

    Please send us your guide as well. We are in Antioch and suddenly having the problem of them tearing up our front lawn.

    Thank you!!!!

  622. Kenyatta Says:

    Please send a copy to me. We live in Clayton & we have an outdoor fish pond that attracts the raccoons at night.

    Thanks

  623. K. Gudan Says:

    Please send us a copy of the guide. Thanks.
    K. Gudan
    Sunnyvale, CA

  624. Liz Says:

    I need a copy of Gary’s Raccoon help please!

    I live in San Jose, CA

    Thanks!

  625. K. Gudan Says:

    Please send us a copy. We live in Sunnyvale, CA. Thanks. — K. Gudan

  626. Melinda Says:

    Help! Please send copy of booklet.

    Thanks!
    Los Angeles, CA

  627. Ron Says:

    Hi, Gary. Please send me a copy of your raccoon removal guide before I go ballistic on these critters. I’ve lived in Benicia for almost 25 years and never had any issues until this year. I think I only have one but it is very tenacious. It comes under cover of darkness and pulls all my shredded bark up from around the edges of the lawn in both the front and back yards. When it was only the bark it was just annoying. But it is now starting to pull back the actual turf in the lawn from around a sprinkler. It is escalating so I think I need to do something drastic. Patience is not paying off. So please send me some ideas. Thanks…

  628. Freddie Says:

    Hi, Gary. Please send me a copy of your raccoon removal guide asap.
    Our lawn was totally destroyed last night.
    Thank you
    Freddie

  629. John Says:

    Arrgh!!! I just woke up this morning to find my back yard destroyed by raccoons. PLEASE send me your booklet so that I can try and deal with them. I am going to try and catch them on video tonight and would be glad to post it for those interested in seeing them do their damage.

  630. Kevin Coughlan Says:

    Please send my a copy of your booklet. Second time in two months they have torn up our lawn. This time it was even worse than the first time.
    Thanks in advance

  631. Kevin Says:

    would love a copy of your guide. I have big raccoon problems, they are tearing up my newly landscaped backyard. Thank you.

  632. Ajay Says:

    Hi Gary,

    I live in San Jose East side and please send me your Racoon guide.

    Thanks
    AJ

  633. sheryl Says:

    I need a copy because my lawn is being torn up. Why do they do this? Help!!!! thank you

  634. Jan Says:

    I would love a copy of your book. I live in Ottawa, Canada and woke up today to find my lawn looking like the picture above.

    Thanks

  635. Dave Says:

    Raccoons are tearing up my newly seeded lawn. Please send me the booklet.
    Thanks!

  636. Markus Says:

    Please send me a copy. I live in Palo Alto and am losing the battle over my 3-year old lawn. Thanks!

  637. Jan Yates Says:

    Please mail me a copy. I have been living in my dream house for a month and something is completely ripping my lawn to pieces!

  638. Tara Says:

    Help! I need your tips. I have a family of racking tearing up my sod and landscape. I think they may be living under my deck and I have an at home daycare! I need to use no toxins but be sure they don’t come back…HELP!

  639. Tara Says:

    Ummmmm….. Raccoons not racking?!? Darned autocorrect! Anyway, I’m in Pleasant Hill, again, please send me your tips. Thanks!

  640. Gary Says:

    need a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help,
    Thank you! :-)
    Dublin ca.

  641. Kathy Says:

    I live in Palo Alto, CA and have had raccoons at this time of the year for the third year in a row. My grass is not pleased. Please send me your information on how to get rid od raccoons.

    Thanks for your help.

  642. Kathy Says:

    Pease send mt the information on how to get rid of raccoons.

    Thanks.

  643. Todd Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. Thanks!

  644. Judy Says:

    Please send me a copy of your “Gary’s Raccoon Help” guide. I just laid new sod two days ago in Belmont, CA (with chicken wire underneath) and would like to learn about as many ways possible that I can prevent any racoons from tearing it up. Thanks!

  645. Borja Says:

    Please send me a copy of your guide. They are destroying my garden. Thanks!!!

    I live in San Diego.

  646. Micah Gibson Says:

    Hey Gary. I need a copy, please. Raccoons are taking over San Francisco.

  647. Ali Says:

    Hi Gary! Our neighbors have a racoon infestation. And they come into our yard at night. We can’t let our dog out at night anymore after one came close to her. Anything would be a blessing to get rid of them! Can you email (save paper and trees:)) me a copy of your information? We’re in Santa Barbara, CA. Much appreciated!!!

  648. Emily Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Raccoons are using my yard as a litterbox. With the roundworm issue it makes me pretty nervous. I’d like to start a vegetable garden this year but fear they will cause problems with it. Please send me your guide. Thanks much!

  649. roni walker Says:

    Hi, I live in San Ramon CA and would like a copy of your raccoon help guide… they are tearing up my lawn.

    thx, Roni

  650. Barbara Says:

    Can you please send a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”. Raccoons continue to destroy our lawn. Los Altos, CA 94022. Thanks Barbara blh98@yahoo.com

  651. Alan Cortez Says:

    Greetings, could you email us a copy of Gary’s Racoon help Please. We live in Lodi CA 95240, where these pests are tearing up our new sod.
    Thank You

  652. Jo-Anne Says:

    Please send me a copy of your publication on how to stop raccoons from tearing up my lawn.
    thanks

  653. Susan Says:

    Hello – We had a little visit last night through our dog door. Little guy (or gal) ate most of the food in our dog’s kibble bowl and got in to the water dish. Would appreciate your tips on humane ways to manage this. Thank you! (Stockton, CA.)

  654. Rossano Martin Says:

    We have the same problem. Please email us a copy of your Gary’s Racoon help. We’ll appreciate it a lot.
    thanks.

  655. Joanne Pridgen Says:

    Pls send booklet.
    Thank you.

  656. Heather Ruis Says:

    I started feeding them a few months ago, and now realize that I should not have. They are fighting so much now, and I want to make them go away and start searching for their own food. I feel horrible for the problem I started and need help on bow to fix it……besides the obvious, which is to stop feeding them. I live in Pembroke Pines, FL.

  657. Chris Mathias Says:

    We just moved into a new house and every morning the lawn looks exactly like the picture above. Very frustrating!
    We’re in Snoqualmie, WA

  658. Jessica Gaynes Says:

    I am writing from North Hollywood at Toluca Lake / Universal City / Burbank Border area. Big raccoon problem where we are. I would very much appreciate having the information you’ve compiled sent to me! Thank you.

  659. Deborah Harden Says:

    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s raccoon help”. Our next-door neighbors have tried everything to stop the raccoons from digging up their lawn. Palo Alto

  660. Andrew Miller Says:

    Raccoons have been eating our cat food and scaring away our cats from their beds on the patio. One of our cats, an 18 pound big boy apparently got into a tangle with one of them and got a laceration across the top of his head. Last night, the raccoons ripped a large hole in our patio screen and ate the food again. Please send us a copy of Gary’s raccoon help.
    Andrew Miller, Canyon Country, CA

  661. Kelly P Says:

    Hi Gary, we put in a new lawn about 2 months ago. Woke up this morning to a scene just like your picture! Please send us your booklet. We’re in San Francisco. Many Thanks!

  662. Patti Says:

    Hi Gary, I live in San diego and I have a racoon (or more than one) digging up my garden. Please send me a copy. Thanks.

    My neighbors have an outdoor bar and they have actually caught the racoons sitting at the bar, apparently waiting to be served. LOL

  663. Randy Nealis Says:

    Gary,
    Please send me a copy of “Gary’s Raccoon Help”
    We have problems with them climbing up from our deck rail and then getting up the downspout and somehow getting over the roof overhang to gain full access to our roof where they go to the unused chimney and sound like they are right in the house. The path they use on the roof has destroyed our shingles, but no use replacing them until we can stop them from returning to the roof. I had heard that cayenne pepper would discourage the little varmits, but it has not ran them off from our place yet. We live in Bunker Hill, IN (the north-central part of the state).
    Thanks for your assistance.
    Randy Nealis

  664. ken mesita Says:

    Please send copy of Gary’s Raccoon help. Every night they stop by and use one spot in my yard as a restroom.
    Thanks
    Ken Mesita

  665. carmel Says:

    please send letter/ need ideas to keep racoons from pooping on garden shed roof/ not trees are near it but it is against 6 foot fence and cannot be moved. oakland hills.

  666. Bob Says:

    We live in Medina, OH and we’ve watched families of raccoons grow up around us in the woods for years and we love them…however, they’ve been tearing up our lawn now for the past couple of years and we’re so frustrated. We don’t want to kill them but we can’t keep fixing this as it’s expensive.

    Please send us your help guide! Thanks!

  667. Jimmy Says:

    Raccoons rippping up shingles on roof 3 times, they got into space above fascia the first time. What can I do ?
    Thanks

  668. Sarah Says:

    Hi Gary!

    I think raccoons are killing my lawn in San Jose!! Could you please send me your help guide?

    Thanks!!
    Sarah

  669. Dee Dee Says:

    Gary
    You sent me your guide a while back and I cannot find it. I think I may have deleted it in error. Would you please send another?

    They went away before I had to do anything and now are back w/ a vengeance!
    I live in Carlsbad
    thanks so much,
    Dee Dee

  670. Ginny Skarsten Says:

    Thank God for Google, which is how I found your website. I sincerely hope your Guide will show me how to get rid of the raccoon that has been pooping in my flower bed for the past 10 days.
    Thanks so much,
    Ginny

  671. Dean Says:

    Gary,

    Spring thaw has hit uncovering my lawn and septic bed. The raccoons have started to tear my lawn up!!! It literally looks as though someone has taken a shovel to my lawn. Will send pic if you would like. Please send me your guide. I’am in Russell Ontario. Tks

  672. Tony Says:

    Hi I need the racoon book email please pricara123@yahoo.com

  673. Trang Says:

    I would like to have info “raccoons helps” .thx

    I live in walnut creek ca

  674. Bev Wall Says:

    Please send me any information you have. My neighbor feeds his cats outside and i see the racoons quite often but just saw one in my yard just outside my porch yesterday, it went up my tree so now I’m afraid to come out my porch door for fear a racoon will jump on me.
    Thank you for any help
    Bev Wall

  675. George Says:

    thank you for providing this information, could you please send my way?

  676. K. Mathis Says:

    Please send me your booklet..I live in the Houston area and the racoon is coming in through the doggie door. Help..thank you so much.

  677. David Sundstedt Says:

    Please send ideas on keeping racoons from tearing up the lawn (Janesville, IA)

  678. Paula Kitz Says:

    Please email me a copy of your racoon help guide. They are under my deck every year.

    Thank you,

    Paula Belmont, Ca.

  679. Randy Says:

    I’d like a copy of your book. I got them out of the house now I want them out of my yard.

    Shelby twp , MI.

  680. Ken Bavaro Says:

    Please send me your 7 page Gary’s Racoon help. I live in Altadena, CA and the Racoons are teraing up myy new sod laid two weeks ago.

  681. Derek Gordon Says:

    Hi. Re-sodding lawn. The little buggers have rolled up the sod in the past. Don’t want them back. Please send me your Raccoon Help. Thanks.

  682. Nick c Says:

    New Sod in Menlopark, getting dug up. Would love your raccoon guide. Thanks.

  683. Bob James Says:

    hi — Please send me your guide — we have at least 2 Very Large raccoons, and are concerned about the safety of our small dogs and cats — any info on how to Humanely get rid of them would be appreciated — Thanx — bob, in Encino, CA

  684. Jeanette Says:

    We have a new problem in Redondo Beach, CA with the racoon coming in the cat door and rumaging through the cat toys, eating all the dry food, making a mess of the water dishes and scampering all over the house. They make their way out by morning, but the cats are very upset and nervous now. How can we keep them outside -or off the property in a humane way?

  685. Betty McFarlin Says:

    Please send me a copy. I am beside myself. I wake up every morning to my new sod being torn up. I have to call my gardner to put it back. I live in a senior park with an Oak tree behind me and I just can’t afford this. I saved a long time for new sod. Please send me a copy ASAP. I live in Thousand Oaks, Ca.
    Thank you for your consideration.
    Betty

  686. Eitan Says:

    Hi

    please send me a copy! thanks

  687. Suzanne O'Connell Says:

    Please send me a copy of your getting rid of raccoons. Thanks…Suzanne

  688. cheryl Says:

    please send me a copy. i live in oakland. thanks.

  689. Alex Linn Says:

    Please send me a copy. I would like a way to keep them from ripping up my new sod without hurting them or their habitat. Thanks…Alex from Fishers, IN

  690. Joli Forth Says:

    I’d like a copy of your raccoon guide. We’ve had raccoon families in the yard for years – possums, too. This year they seem to have gotten under the house (noisy critters). We live in San Leandro. The raccoons drive our neighbors dogs crazy. When one of our cats spots an ‘intruder’ through the window, she races from room to room tracking the ‘enemy’.

  691. Eileen Nasto Says:

    Please send me a copy of your Gary’s raccoon help. I have a raccoon that comes into my house at night to eat the cat food. I live in San Ramon, CA

  692. Carol Clark Says:

    I would like a copy of your Gary’s raccoon help. We have them coming up and eating our cat food which is bad enough, but now they are tearing up our flower pots.

  693. Stephanie Schneider Says:

    Please send a copy of Gary’s raccoon help. We live in Fowler, Michigan.

  694. Scott Says:

    Please send me a copy of your booklet. We have freshly laid sod that the raccoons are destroying every night. We are in the St. Louis area and need any suggestions. We have tried Liquid Fence, Repel Off, and cayenne Pepper with no results. It keeps getting worse. Please help. Thank you!

  695. Sue Heaford Says:

    Help! Please send a copy of your guide

  696. Debbie Bowman Says:

    Help! Please send me a copy of your guide to get rid of raccoons. I live in East Richmond Heights on Aqua Vista Road.

  697. yiqi Says:

    please send me a copy!! greatly apprecaited@!!

  698. dawn underwood Says:

    Please send me a copy. between 3 neighbors that i know of there could be more we have a big problem with raccoons this year

  699. Tom Goetz Says:

    Hi Gary, we live in Oakland, and raccoons are eating up all of the fruit on our fruit trees and they are digging up our lawn. Please email me a copy of how to help with our problem.

    Thank you,
    Tom

  700. Carol J. Says:

    Hi, Gary,
    I hope you have time to email me a copy of how to help with the problem of raccoons digging up lawns. My friend who has been very ill, requested my help a month ago. She lives in Lafayette and I thought I had all the time in the world….
    but you’re retiring Friday! So I hope you have time to send the raccoon information to me so I can give it to her family before your retire.
    I work at the LIndsay Museum (AE and hospital) and everyone is so sad that you are retiring. But I wish you many happy adventures. We will miss your column and blog
    so much!
    Thanks for all the great years.
    Carol J. (Pleasant Hill)

  701. Annie Says:

    Gary,
    I’d like a copy of the how to deal with raccoons. I’d also like the recipe to get rid of the skunk smell.

    I’m really going to miss your column. I hope you have a really wonderful retirement.
    Annie

  702. Shirley Happel Says:

    I would like a copy of your booklet because raccoons & skunks are invading my house & yard.

    Hope you haven’t retired yet.

    Thanks so much.

  703. Shirley Happel Says:

    Hi Gary:
    The raccoons are driving me crazy! They sneak in through the kitty door. I live in Walnut Creek, CA.
    Please send your book.
    Thanks,
    Shirley

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