Does anyone know of a lethal mixture that raccons will like, but dogs, cats
will not? I am totally fed up with racoons strewing rotting garbage all over
my yard. I have tried raccoon locks and everything else to no avail. I can't
use a gun in my neighbourhood.
I seem to recollect a mixture of antifreeze and something?
I hate to do that, but after more years than I can count of it, enough is
enough. I have other things to do than clean up after the SOB's.
Yeah but it's a slow death and if the raccoon decides to drop dead somewhere
you can't get to(crawl space, under porch) you are going to have more
problems to deal with.
Have you tried cayenne pepper? I've made a mixture of boiling water,
crushed garlic & onions steeped for about ten minutes added some cayenne
pepper. Applied it to where I've seen the critters. They don't come around
At last a worthwhile suggestion, rather than storing garbage in a 90 degree
garage for a week between pickups!
I will try this cayenne pepper trick. Any tips on strength or mixture
I really don't wan to kill them, but enuf is enuf. And if it fails, it
sounds good enough to try on my steaks......
if you have one of those dollar stores, go buy a big thing of it and just
walk around your yard shaking it. regular black pepper works just as well
so if you can get more, buy that. it doesnt need to be thick or anything.
works for a few days. less if its raining. it will keep cats and dogs out
though... wont kill anything.
but if they're coming to your house over and over, they're coming there for
a reason and its probably food. do you leave food outside for cats and
dogs? they could also be coming for that. i had a friend once that had a
skunk coming over daily through the cat door to get their food. it was kind
of cute until one day it sprayed <g>
eliminating whatever that reason is for them being there will probably solve
I have a fish pond and a swimming pool. Couple that with garbage cans that
they can unscrew in spite of best efforts and racoon locks, they have a
bloody buffet! That plus neighbours' trash as well is why they keep coming
back. The ammonia sounds like a plan. Certainly worth a try. In retrospect,
the pepper bit may cause grief to my dog and the cats....
I read here awhile back that a couple of tablespoons of ammonia in the
trash can or bag will stop them, I tried it and it actually works!
Clear ammonia from the grocery costs here about $1.00/half-gallon.
I was expecting I'd get a few replies from the rich city folk who would be
horrified by killing the raccoons for food. These rich city folk think their
steaks grow in the garden and the plastic shrink wrap is part of the
Generally,it's against the law to discharge a firearm in urban,residential
Also a bad idea due to where a missed shot could end up.
I suspect many shooters would not use the carcasses for meat,but just
dispose of it in the trash.(maybe attracting more animals)
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