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Raccoon uprooting new ground cover at night. last year contractor brought in traps that caught four over a 10 day period. Last week tried Defenz All. Marginal success. Any other ideas or more of the same?

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  • foggy247 Jul 20, 2010

    The raccoons apparently dig up for grubs. However they leave the rest of my lawn alone except for new plantings. Also they seem to look for water, so we remove or cover bird feeders, etc. Any other ideas?

  • foggy247 Jul 22, 2010

    jmgldsmth:
    Thank you for the excellent link. I'm in the third day with the nematodes. Have been told that its OK to keep "releasing" the nematodes. Estimates range from 3 days to 14 days for the nematodes to take full effect in killing the grubs, etc. Will keep the ground moist to keep the nematodes alive. Fortunately our weather is currently in the mid-fifties and overcast -- it seems ideal for the nematodes. It this works with killing the grubs, goodbye raccoons (until the next season and on again with releasing more nematodes -- gets rid of dog and cat fleas and others as well, apparently).
    -- foggy247


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    Carmen Sandiego Mar 05, 2014

    There is nothing worse than having critter problems. I've been having a similar problem with a raccoon and it is digging up my yard like crazy. I've tried everything I can think of to get rid of him but he keeps coming back. I'm gonna have to get some professional help or else I'll lose my yard. http://affordablecrittersolutions.net/Se...

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Cat food. the best choice is one containing fish.Works every time...
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Plant marigolds around the ground cover they hate the smell

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    Jim Goldsmith Jul 20, 2010

    also; bowls of fresh water with sugar cubes nearby; make racoons go away.
    because they wash their food in water before they can eat it; it drives them nuts because the sugar cubes melt away before they can eat them! great fun to watch.


  • foggy247 Jul 20, 2010

    How about Beneficial Nematodes to kill the grubs, the source of the attraction for the raccoons? Will rinse about 1/4 of a sponge with the Nematodes in about three gallons of water to pour with a spray can only on our pathway with the new ground cover plugs. Will leave the lawn alone since a sparrow with a nest has been dive bombing the lawn for worms for her babies for the last week or so.

    Anyone with experience with this nematode therapy for raccoons? Bought the packet from a garden supply in the neighborhood. Any precautions? Not toxic to dogs, I would assume. Thanks.

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    Jim Goldsmith Jul 22, 2010

    they are perfectly safe for pets and, animals; I've included the fact sheet, it can be seen here:
    http://www.gardeninsects.com/beneficialN...
    thank you for using fix'ya!


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Hello,

The outcome is tremendous,so i would advice more of the same because going for another option might not fits in and could even incur more expenses.

Take care

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