Stubborn Raccoons

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Old 03-17-15, 07:14 PM
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Stubborn Raccoons

We are also having problems with raccoons and live in Toronto.

The house is a semi detached and the old neighbours never did their fair share of maintenance so they let the raccoons make a home in their attic.

They moved out and the new neighbours fixed the hole and kicked the raccoons out.

The problem is the raccoons are always coming back trying to get in on either side of the roof and damaging hte roof in the process. They are getting on the roof by climbing the eavestrough and they are quite the trapezes doing so.

My question is what is the best way to stop them from using the eavestrough to get on the roof?

My only thought is to install anti-roosting spike strips for a couple of week at the top of the eaves trough to limit them from using that route.

Any other suggestions?
 
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Old 03-18-15, 04:06 AM
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Welcome to the forums agraca!

I'm thinking traps might be best .... or well placed 22 slugs
Our pest pro should be along later
 
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By eavestrough, do you mean the vertical downspout? If so what about installing a sheet metal semi-circle around the downspout near the ground much like what we see on bird feeders to keep squirrels out?

Trapping and/or euthanizing is the best idea as they have this programmed in their memory banks now and won’t give up easily.
 
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Old 03-18-15, 07:55 PM
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Yes - vertical downspout

Dealing with raccoons with a 22 is not seen positively.. neither is a shovel as this guy learned. Father has suggested some fly bait and coke but will probably end in a similar result.
Man who attacked raccoons with a shovel pleads guilty | Toronto Star

Over a 1 month period I trapped 4 of them and relocated them. Problem is new ones have took their place.

Pest control guy came and installed a 1 way door on hole that they made... they are now trying to make a new door.
 
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Dealing with raccoons with a 22 is not seen positively
Ya, a lot depends on where you live and while I'd never condone mistreating any animal there does seem to be a growing number of folks that go over board with protecting them

Sounds like your best bet it to trap and relocate [far away as feasible] maybe use more traps.
 
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