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  1. #1
    Somebody Guest

    Default Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and is
    living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when it
    gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    soffit.

    Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.




  2. #2
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:11:24 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and is
    >living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when it
    >gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    >radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    >again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    >soffit.
    >
    >Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    >spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    >area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.
    >
    >

    If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    try that.

    Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    ordinances and god.

    Boron

  3. #3
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    > ordinances and god.
    >
    > Boron



    The raccoon god? I wish I could make the raccoon an inert chemical of an
    animal.



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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?


    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k44sou$20p$[email protected]..
    >I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and
    >is living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when
    >it gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    >radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    >again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    >soffit.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.


    Call Billy The Exterminator! But from what I have read it is next to
    impossible to get them to leave. One suggestion that I read was to use a
    radio and play loud music to drive them out. But then you would also have
    to listen to the loud music and it wasn't overly effective. If you can, try
    luring them in a trap. But then they would need to be released elsewhere.



  5. #5
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sep 28, 12:11*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... *It pulled down some soffit and is
    > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. *But whenit
    > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... *I played talk
    > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > again. *I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > soffit.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... *I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. *That's secure, but now there's this other other area..


    They are scared of fire.....

  6. #6
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k44uub$fto$[email protected]..

    >
    > Call Billy The Exterminator! But from what I have read it is next to
    > impossible to get them to leave. One suggestion that I read was to use a
    > radio and play loud music to drive them out. But then you would also have
    > to listen to the loud music and it wasn't overly effective. If you can,
    > try luring them in a trap. But then they would need to be released
    > elsewhere.


    Yes, that's what I did. Talk radio. A website said they don't like human
    voices. I tried NPR, but it's back. I may have to go Limbaugh but then I
    will be the one that will move out.

    What's Billy's number?... I used Critter Control here for the squirrels.
    Effective, but expensive. As most things in life.



  7. #7
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Chemo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Sep 28, 12:11 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and
    > is
    > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when it
    > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > soffit.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.


    They are scared of fire.....

    ---

    hmmmm. Out of the mouths of whackjobs, sometimes come good ideas.



  8. #8
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    Somebody wrote:
    >
    > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and is
    > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when it
    > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > soffit.


    Feed it and turn it into a friendly pet. Purina Raccoon Chow comes to mind.
    If you make him a friend, he won't destroy your house.

    G.

  9. #9
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:

    >>

    > If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    > try that.
    >
    > Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    > ordinances and god.
    >


    Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    can release them the next day.


  10. #10
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Somebody wrote:
    >>
    >> I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and
    >> is
    >> living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when
    >> it
    >> gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    >> radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    >> again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    >> soffit.

    >
    > Feed it and turn it into a friendly pet. Purina Raccoon Chow comes to
    > mind.
    > If you make him a friend, he won't destroy your house.
    >
    > G.



    How do I get them to pay rent? If they pay rent and keep the room clean,
    I'd be fine with them living here. They have to buy their own food though.
    If I give them free food and beer, they will just invite friends over and
    party all night (they are nocturnal). And they will all be lying on the
    couch when I get up in the morning and sleep on it all day. I don't want to
    have to deal with hungover raccoons sleeping on my couch all day... Again.



  11. #11
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sep 28, 1:26*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > "Chemo" <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Sep 28, 12:11 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    >
    > > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and
    > > is
    > > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when it
    > > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    > > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > > again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > > soffit.

    >
    > > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    > > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > > area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.

    >
    > They are scared of fire.....
    >
    > ---
    >
    > hmmmm. *Out of the mouths of whackjobs, sometimes come good ideas.


    LOL!!

  12. #12
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >
    >>>

    >> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >> try that.
    >>
    >> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >> ordinances and god.
    >>

    >
    >Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    >trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    >can release them the next day.


    We are not allowed to remove them from the property in my town,
    although we are allowed to dispatch them on it.

    Boron

  13. #13
    Helpful person Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sep 28, 12:11*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... *It pulled down some soffit and is
    > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. *But whenit
    > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... *I played talk
    > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > again. *I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > soffit.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... *I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. *That's secure, but now there's this other other area..


    You could try using an electric fence. If the current is too high and
    kills the raccoon, oh dear, how terrible!

    Bright flashing lights may also help.

    http://www.richardfisher.com

  14. #14
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >
    >>>

    >> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >> try that.
    >>
    >> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >> ordinances and god.
    >>

    >
    >Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    >trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    >can release them the next day.


    It will beat you home if it likes the area. 1 KM? That is within
    his normal range [about 200 hectares].

    Jim

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    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sep 28, 2:00*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > "Gary" <g.maj...@att.net> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]...
    > > Somebody wrote:

    >
    > >> I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... *It pulled down some soffit and
    > >> is
    > >> living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. *But when
    > >> it
    > >> gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... *I played talk
    > >> radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > >> again. *I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > >> soffit.

    >
    > > Feed it and turn it into a friendly pet. *Purina Raccoon Chow comes to
    > > mind.
    > > If you make him a friend, he won't destroy your house.

    >
    > > G.

    >
    > How do I get them to pay rent? *If they pay rent and keep the room clean,
    > I'd be fine with them living here. *They have to buy their own food though.
    > If I give them free food and beer, they will just invite friends over and
    > party all night (they are nocturnal). *And they will all be lying on the
    > couch when I get up in the morning and sleep on it all day. *I don't want to
    > have to deal with hungover raccoons sleeping on my couch all day... *Again.


    Just go out and tell it to leave or you'll call the coon squad.

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sep 28, 12:11*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... *It pulled down some soffit and is
    > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. *But whenit
    > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... *I played talk
    > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > again. *I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > soffit.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... *I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. *That's secure, but now there's this other other area..


    call an exterminator or animal control.

  17. #17
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sep 28, 4:49*pm, Boron Elgar <boron_el...@hootmail.com> wrote:
    > On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    >
    > <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > >On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:

    >
    > >> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    > >> try that.

    >
    > >> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    > >> ordinances and god.

    >
    > >Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    > >trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    > >can release them the next day.

    >
    > We are not allowed to remove them from the property in my town,
    > although we are allowed to dispatch them on it.


    Raccoons are not endangered or threatened. They are vermin. They are
    a big time rabies vector, are mean as ****, and will attack a human.
    They are smart and very pretty. Just the opposite of possums, which
    are ugly, stinky, not aggressive, and are beneficial scavengers.
    >
    > Boron


    --Bryan

  18. #18
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Chemo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    Just go out and tell it to leave or you'll call the coon squad.

    ---

    I did stare at it and tell it to leave. It listened about as well as a
    teenager with an iPod.



  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:11:24 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and is
    > living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when it
    > gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    > radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    > again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    > soffit.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.
    >
    >

    Since you live in a city, call animal control (hopefully AU has that
    sort of thing) and have them trap it. Then close the raccoon hotel.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  20. #20
    gregz Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >
    >>>

    >> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >> try that.
    >>
    >> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >> ordinances and god.
    >>

    >
    > Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    > trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    > can release them the next day.


    Best take them far away, preferably across a wide river.

    Around here ?

    Greg

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