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Old 01-29-2010, 10:05 AM   #16
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My neighbor had a problem with coons and armidilos last fall. He was told to try a scent called danger zone. It worked great and we have not seen any more animals around since......

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Old 01-30-2010, 04:52 PM   #17
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Almost anywhere you can trap an animal that is damaging property. Here you can sell the pelts and it is legal to trap them. The city will set traps and dispose of the animals. I have my own live trap. I have disposed of coons, possums and feral house cats. The cats did more damage than the coons or possums. Last summer I caught 4 ground hogs.
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Raccoons are so destructive! If its possible in your area, your dad might try a live trap like: http://www.thehardwarecity.com/?sku=2431047 Where I live animal control will come and pick up the raccoon from the trap.
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We had this problem with my grandmothers 2 story farmhouse several years ago. Predator specialist live trapped 26 under the tree they were going in and out on. They were coming down an old unused chimney and pushing out thimble covers in the attic. Fabricated a cover for the chimney and they climbed up the siding and tore a hole thru a gable vent. After the specialist ran up a high enough bill, we purchased 2 live traps one outside and one in the attic and took out 15 more. All perisihed from lead posioning prior to emptying the traps. Sealed all openings with hard chicken wire nailed to studs or ceiling joists. It took 8 monthes to finally empty the attic and space between the first & second floors of them.

The coke and marlin fly bait is a very good mix and they normally will not go more than 10'. Another is to mix antifreeze and marlin (keep up out of pet reach).
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Marshmallows -peanut butter-and-pancake syrup

Old pest control guy gave me this mix--Worked great for my coon problem last summer,skunks like it too.
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Had a mother with three babies in attic, for over two weeks before I found out. My neighbor thought they were cute, something for her and her family to watch. Left a radio on 24/7, on a talk station. Music is soothing, they don't like talk. They left after two weeks. G


My Mom had a Mom and babies in the attic - they boarded up the entrance and thought htey blocked the Racoon OUT - but they blocked her IN and she ultimately died, and her babies did too.

My Mom then threw an entire box of mothballs around in the attic to get rid of the dead-baby smell - just tossed them everywhere - and fully regretted it when, for over a month, they had to stay at my sister's house so the toxic fumes could dissipate.

My advice is to detract them FROM the house by actually making another place that's more appealing - yep - build yourself a racoon hut and have them routinely exterminated.

In my area, at least, a racoon is classified as a nuisance and I can kill at will.

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Killed a few, left one out to rot and they never came back.
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If you trap a skunk live, how do you remove it from the trap without getting sprayed?
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I did this three times without a stink-----

I approached the trap from the solid door side and flipped a sheet of plastic over the trap.--

I then gently but quickly dumped the skunk out of the trap- into a large plastic garbage can---

Next I shook the skunk out of the can into a large old plastic tool box.

They really are a gentile little beast,if you rock the cage and can a bit (to keep them off balance a bit)

they don't seem to get upset and spray.

I took them to an old country cemetery not to far away--never did spray any thing.---Mike--
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www.critter-Repellent.com

Dr James Evans was a local school superentendent. He grew up dirt poor. He and his brother ran a trap line, and skunks were an animal they trapped. They used a trap similar to an upside down box. The bait was tied to a string, the skunk took the bait and pulled the string, the box slammed shut. The boys latched the box to the upside down lid, poked stickes throught he holes in the box and headed to the creek. They lowered the skunk and trap into the water. The skunk had no reason to squirt, and the skunk drowned.
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Today I saturated my bird feeders hanging from the roof of the front porch with ground Cayenne Pepper throughout the seed to hopefully keep the squirrels away from them. The birds don't mind it, but I was told the squirrels usually don't like it. Tonight there was a raccoon on my feeders. He started eating some of the mixture of sunflower seed and peanut butter but kept licking his mouth. Then he went away and came back for a short time....and apparently realized that when he tried to eat the seed, it burned his mouth. He didn't come back a third time. Hopefully this will help deter the raccoons away from the feeder. It might be a solution. (No guarantees, though).
Actually, most birds like peppers. Chili powder, crushed red pepper, riasta peppers etc, so this will probably keep raccoons out of your bird feeders...not likely to remove them from you house if they have taken up residence, but maybe if the chow is not to their liking they will not take up residence in the first place.

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Marshmallows -peanut butter-and-pancake syrup

Old pest control guy gave me this mix--Worked great for my coon problem last summer,skunks like it too.
Hmmm, how about we add some whiskey? A lot of whiskey! (Course Gin might be cheaper). That might work. If they dont drink themselves to death you can sneak up on them in the morning and shoot them. I have read that Komodo dragons are trapped using rum. Get em drunk then have your way with them!
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i agree with huge numbers of them in same locale. friend had a dog that would tree them and not quit barking till he came out and shot it. one fall he shot 46 of them.

another story heard was these guys were hunting them for pelts,,,chased one into hayloft with straw bales.after moving a few hundred bales they found about 85 coons.

like i said they populate quickly
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Fly bait and coca cola. Or in my case pepsi-cola. They wouldn't drink coke.???????????
They cleaned out my whole sweet corn patch in one evening. It was days from harvest as well. I was upset. I killed three in three days. One died with his face in the bowl. My garden is fenced so the dogs can't get in. The cats are on their own. Not to mention the next year I found coon scat in the barn. My sweet corn was only a foot tall at the time but I killed them all anyways. My neighbor traps them and then throws them in the pond and drowns them. I don't like that way. Fly bait works fast!
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an electrified fence charger, like in a horse fence would have done it.
Don't bet on that. I had a friend whose veggie garden was being eaten by 'coons. He put a welded wire fence around the garden (w/ stand-off insulators on each pole) and hooked it to a fence charger. The raids stopped for a while and then started again. On a late-night stakeout, he observed while the offenders would walk up to the fence and take the shock while they climbed up onto the fence (the shock, of course, stopped when they broke the ground) and just climb up and over. They had figured out that while uncomfortable, the shock was not harmful and was worth the treasure waiting on the other side of the fence.
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I'd get an air rifle, as anything with gunpowder may or may not be legal, especially in Cook County. Apply for F.O.I.D. No one is going to check your trash...
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this is just an idea and sorry to animal lovers, but when they truly are pests, you wont get rid of them by trapping them, if you do, it will cost ALOT of money.. pretty sure its illegal to trap on your own, maybe not if your relocating.. but if you love them that much to drive miles away everyday when you get 1 coon (to have them possibly come back), well that's kind of crazy. high power pellet guns are very quiet, powerful, quick clean kill (with a good shot) and you KNOW they wont be back, they wont be breeding, they wont be in your wall!! you dont have to pay anybody to do this job, if you dont have neighbors close, firearms are quite effective too. c'mon people, do you want them gone? or do you want to keep on dealing with them? a little thing i say alot.. to alot of people "dont talk about it, BE about it"!! quit whining and wasting time and do something about it

oh.... crossman stormxt 1200fps break barrel .177cal pellet only air rifle scope (not good at night)
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