They're not necessarily the cutest of creatures, but I have never heard or seen any evidence of them doing any harm, so would just let them go about their business. Mike is exactly right; do as you may with this one, but they're part of nature, so you're not going to eliminate all of them, and they're going to wander through once in a while. And, they're opportunistic, so you can minimize their travels across your property by keeping trash cans sealed, etc., and encouraging neighbors to do likewise. They wander the woods and swamp behind our place, so we see them regularly, but, again, they don't hurt anything. In fact, I caught one last night, in a trap that I had intended for a skunk, so I opened the trap this morning, and watched him waddle back to the woods.