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Azila
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I work out of a constuction trailer and raccoons are getting in the ceiling. We've managed to trap about 20 in the past 3 years. We take them 25-30 miles away to release them.

Our ceiling is that plaster drop down kind. I'm usually the only one in here running the show. I get sooo creeped out when they walk above my head and that plaster panel starts to sag above me.

I've put moth balls up there to deter them, and they gather the mothballs and throw them outside. I've soaked rags in ammonia and this only works for about a day or two.

Apparently their entrance and exit is under this trailer somewhere but yet to be found.

I'm thinking there are about 6 up there now. Animal control said they would only come out if the raccoons were actually INSIDE my work space. They dont consider the so called attic work space.

So, what deters them?
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11/07/2011 10:42 AM
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Burn the mutha down!
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wolves...or coyotes.
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Re: Raccoon advice needed...
I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
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11/07/2011 10:46 AM
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First…do you have food inside? If you do remove it

Second…. We had the same issue in our shop and it cost us $2,500.00 to fix. Here is a break down of the cost LOL

$2,000.00 for POO POO removal yes if they are in the attic they are crapping and crapping a lot LOL

$500.00 for chicken wire to cover ALL the spots they could get in

Good luck
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Get a Pit Bull
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11/07/2011 10:49 AM
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Re: Raccoon advice needed...
I work out of a constuction trailer and raccoons are getting in the ceiling. We've managed to trap about 20 in the past 3 years. We take them 25-30 miles away to release them.

Our ceiling is that plaster drop down kind. I'm usually the only one in here running the show. I get sooo creeped out when they walk above my head and that plaster panel starts to sag above me.

I've put moth balls up there to deter them, and they gather the mothballs and throw them outside. I've soaked rags in ammonia and this only works for about a day or two.

Apparently their entrance and exit is under this trailer somewhere but yet to be found.

I'm thinking there are about 6 up there now. Animal control said they would only come out if the raccoons were actually INSIDE my work space. They dont consider the so called attic work space.

So, what deters them?
 Quoting: Azila


Build a decent office, and this won't happen.
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11/07/2011 10:50 AM
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rap music
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11/07/2011 10:53 AM
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I know they don't like the smell of smoke. That goes for any animal though. There's raccoons that hang around my house but they never bother the house. They really take off when they hear the neighbors dogs bark. Maybe a dog would scare them off. If you can have a dog around your workplace though...
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I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
 Quoting: Azila


Actually, I bet if you can get a hold of some predatory pee (coyote pee or something) and spread it around up there, the coons wouldn't want to go back.

hmm

I bet human pee would work too.
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I bet you can lure them out with a kitteh that is pretending it is hurt. They like to take care of kitteh's.

:catandcoon:
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rap music
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And country music!
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Let them alone and trp them in the spring. Talk to someone at the Humane Society and ask about repellants.
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Re: Raccoon advice needed...
It does no good releasing them 25 miles away, they will return.

With coons you have to release them with 2 rivers between where they were captured and where you release them. Distance doesnt matter.

The only true way to make sure they don't get back up in your attic is to seal off all entrances. These MUST be found.

You may need to spend the money and hire a professional to seal off any entrances. Coons can get through very small openings.


You could also try this:

[link to raccoon-x.com]
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Call your local animal control company and ask them.
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[link to www.aaanimalcontrol.com]
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11/07/2011 11:06 AM
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figure out why this animal is coming to you, listen to its message, and it will go away.
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I work out of a constuction trailer and raccoons are getting in the ceiling. We've managed to trap about 20 in the past 3 years. We take them 25-30 miles away to release them.

Our ceiling is that plaster drop down kind. I'm usually the only one in here running the show. I get sooo creeped out when they walk above my head and that plaster panel starts to sag above me.

I've put moth balls up there to deter them, and they gather the mothballs and throw them outside. I've soaked rags in ammonia and this only works for about a day or two.

Apparently their entrance and exit is under this trailer somewhere but yet to be found.

I'm thinking there are about 6 up there now. Animal control said they would only come out if the raccoons were actually INSIDE my work space. They dont consider the so called attic work space.

So, what deters them?
 Quoting: Azila


LOL, I know it's not really funny but a friend of mine had the same problem...except that his were climbing a tree to the roof and coming down the chimney...so I told him to let the Momma ween the youngsters and then I set traps and put heavy screen over the chimney...and cut down the fuck'n tree they were using as a ladder...all worked perfectly, until his 100% indoor cats got flees!

Fuck'n wildlife is out of control! hahaha
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11/07/2011 11:10 AM
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Get a Pit Bull
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lol... have one that comes to work with me now :)
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11/07/2011 11:12 AM
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Re: Raccoon advice needed...
Find a local coon hunter with coon hounds and let him get after them. My dad has coon hunted since he was a kid.

I had problems with coons getting in our henhouse and killing chickens. A full grown coon is a large "small game" animal, but it is amazing the small openings they can fit themselves through. My dad says if they can get their head through an opening then can squeeze their thick bodies through as well.

Coons squeezed through openings into the henhouse that my arm would barely fit into. We had to really "bunkerize" the henhouse to keep them out. That along with trapping a few and keeping dogs around has solved the coon problem.

Even though you may not like the sound of it, sometimes the only option is to have a nuisance animal killed.
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11/07/2011 11:15 AM
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I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
 Quoting: Azila


Actually, I bet if you can get a hold of some predatory pee (coyote pee or something) and spread it around up there, the coons wouldn't want to go back.

hmm

I bet human pee would work too.
 Quoting: SickScent


Good idea! I'm gonna get some coyote pee! I'll let ya know how that works!
.....And Grace will lead me home.
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I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
 Quoting: Azila


Actually, I bet if you can get a hold of some predatory pee (coyote pee or something) and spread it around up there, the coons wouldn't want to go back.

hmm

I bet human pee would work too.
 Quoting: SickScent


Good idea! I'm gonna get some coyote pee! I'll let ya know how that works!
 Quoting: Azila


Be careful! chuckle
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11/07/2011 11:19 AM
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call the Allstate Guy, Mayhem!!

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11/07/2011 11:21 AM
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I used to have raccoons destroying my garbage cans and even digging under and chewing thru the fence to get to it.
They were also constantly trying to get into my chicken coop and a few times had where they kill the hems for the eggs inside of them.

Then I bought a .22 rifle.
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11/07/2011 11:23 AM
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Just so happens I still have my coyote costume from Halloween.
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I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
 Quoting: Azila


Actually, I bet if you can get a hold of some predatory pee (coyote pee or something) and spread it around up there, the coons wouldn't want to go back.

hmm

I bet human pee would work too.
 Quoting: SickScent


Good idea! I'm gonna get some coyote pee! I'll let ya know how that works!
 Quoting: Azila



Make for sure it's not from a female in heat.
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Get a Pit Bull
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lol... have one that comes to work with me now :)
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They usually seek shelter when the Momma is having babies...if Rover eats the Momma, and the babies starve, you will have to tear out the walls to get rid of the smell of death...
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I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
 Quoting: Azila


Actually, I bet if you can get a hold of some predatory pee (coyote pee or something) and spread it around up there, the coons wouldn't want to go back.

hmm

I bet human pee would work too.
 Quoting: SickScent


Good idea! I'm gonna get some coyote pee! I'll let ya know how that works!
 Quoting: Azila


Be careful! chuckle
 Quoting: SickScent


We pour our piss around the perimeter of the garden to keep rabbits and such from munching on our veggies...I also spread hair clippings around for the same reason...

Last Edited by BRIEF on 11/07/2011 11:32 AM
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11/07/2011 11:37 AM
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Get a Pit Bull
 Quoting: Molock


lol... have one that comes to work with me now :)
 Quoting: Azila


They usually seek shelter when the Momma is having babies...if Rover eats the Momma, and the babies starve, you will have to tear out the walls to get rid of the smell of death...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Yeah, thats a problem. Caught the Momma last week but could see 5 little faces peering back. So, I let Mamma go. 5 rotting bodies in the attic walls would be harder to find then a live one.

I'm gonna try the pee. And lots of it.
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I wish I could. This sucks so bad because it flips me out. I'm terrified one's gonna fall down on me one day.

Worst part is they urinate all over those plaster ceiling tiles and it's nasty.
 Quoting: Azila


Actually, I bet if you can get a hold of some predatory pee (coyote pee or something) and spread it around up there, the coons wouldn't want to go back.

hmm

I bet human pee would work too.
 Quoting: SickScent


Good idea! I'm gonna get some coyote pee! I'll let ya know how that works!
 Quoting: Azila



Make for sure it's not from a female in heat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4845713


lol
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Just leave loud music or TV on over night and a spot light on their entrance if you can find it. I have seen that work before (works for skunks too). Might take a few days, but it is a heck of a lot easier than coyote piss ;)

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