THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - I have raccoons in my shed/garage/crawl space – help!

If you have raccoons in your shed/garage, you can use mild harassment techniques to make the environment unsuitable for the raccoons, causing them to relocate. Place ammonia soaked rags in an ice cream bucket, punch holes in the lid, and place the container in the area that the raccoons inhabit. The ammonia smells like the raccoons' urine. Raccoons do not urinate in their dens and will find the smell unsuitable in their den and relocate. Upon their departure, ensure that any babies have been taken. If there is still a baby in the area and it is squalling it is likely that the mother has forgotten it. In this situation call your local rehabilitation centre immediately. Once all the babies have been removed, block up the entranceway. Otherwise it is very possible that you will have new raccoons in that spot within weeks.

For more information about raccoons check out our Urban Wildlife pages.

 

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