RACCOONSRaccoon (Procyon lotor) (Procyon lotor)

Edward K. Boggess
 Wildlife Program Manager
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

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Fig. 1. The distinctively marked raccoon (Procyon lotor) with water.

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion

Usually the best method for coping with almost all types of raccoon damage.

Habitat Modification

Remove obvious sources of food or shelter around the premises; usually not practical as a sole method of controlling damage.

Frightening

Several methods may be effective, but only for a short time.

Repellents

None are registered.

Toxicants

None are registered.

Fumigants

None are registered.

Trapping

Cage traps, body-gripping, and foothold traps are very effective, especially in conjunction with exclusion and/or habitat modification.

Shooting

Can be very effective, particularly if trained hounds are used to tree the raccoons. Local regulations may apply.

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

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PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

 

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