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#395314 - Mar 17th, 2017 at 03:29 AM Raccoons destroyed my garden  
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Hi folks, I have a garden in front of my house. I love gardening and I spend most of the time planting vegetables and herbs. I used to maintain it well. I have a separate section dedicated only for flowers. But a week back an incident took place and I felt really sad. My garden was fully messed up, I somehow managed to bring it back to its original state. That time I didn’t take it seriously. But yesterday again there was holes dug and plants destroyed. My guess is that it’s a raccoons job as we live in an area where there are quite a few of them. My husband told me to call a raccoon removal services from toronto. Is there any other way of getting rid of these raccoons? Please chime in with some useful suggestions.

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#395315 - Mar 17th, 2017 at 07:09 AM Re: Raccoons destroyed my garden [Re: Andrea123]  
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Welcome Andrea. I have also had problems with critters. Raccoons were some of it but also skunks, squirrels and possum. I have had good luck with plants that are pest resistant. I planted them around my most treasured stuff. They repel rather well. You can also use a deer repellent type of thing. If you google it you can find much to help.
I hope you can get rid of your pests soon.


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#395318 - Mar 17th, 2017 at 08:37 AM Re: Raccoons destroyed my garden [Re: Tina]  
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Welcome, Andrea.

Sorry for your raccoon issues.
Here are a few more ideas for you to try. One is for such as Deer, Mice and Squirrels, but it is cheap enough to try for Raccoons...
Buy some Irish spring bar soap and use a grater to grate it on the area you want to keep the Raccoons away from. The smell is offensive.
Another is that you can also build a SOLID fence around your gardens. BUT I would not make it very short, so to keep them from going over top of it.

We have a other members that also live in Canada, so perhaps they will come along to give you some help.

I wish you all the best of luck.


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#395335 - Mar 19th, 2017 at 09:28 PM Re: Raccoons destroyed my garden [Re: Andrea123]  
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Thank you, Tina and Junie, for your kind concern. I would try these methods and I will let you know the results. Here, these raccoons are a real nuisance and I have discussed this with the raccoon removal service providers here. They have set up a trap and I am waiting for the results.

#395354 - Mar 22nd, 2017 at 09:57 AM Re: Raccoons destroyed my garden [Re: Andrea123]  
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wonder if solar lights would work and maybe some type of noise at night.

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