Raccoon Damage Prevention and Control Methods

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Overview of Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Habitat Modification

  • Remove obvious sources of food or shelter around the premises  
  • Close outbuilding and exterior laundry room doors. 

Exclusion

  • Usually the best method for coping with raccoon damage  

Frightening

  • Effective for a short time 

Repellents

  • Ro-PelĀ® is registered for use on surfaces 

Toxicants

  • None registered  

Shooting

  • .22-caliber 
  • Shotgun with No. 6 shot 

Trapping

  • No. 1 longspring  
  • No. 1.5 coilspring 
  • No. 160, 220 ConibearĀ®-style 
  • Species-specific traps 
  • 10- x 12- x 32-inch single-door cage or box traps 
  • 10- x 12- x 42-inch double-door cage or box traps