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Keeping Raccoons Out of Your Garden

Category Raccoons
Raccoons are awfully cute little bandits. However, when they start raiding the garden we generally start looking for ways to keep them out. This is a guide about keeping raccoons out or your garden.


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June 8, 2010

To keep raccoons out of the sweet corn, put peanut butter between strips of aluminum foil folded over an electric wire about a foot off the ground. The raccoons will be attracted to the peanut butter and touch it and get a shock which will keep them away.

By Judy from Pierce, NE

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February 28, 20120 found this helpful

Judy suggests using an electric fence to keep raccoons from corn, which is a good deterrent. There is no need however to entice the raccoon with peanut butter. I'm sure Judy is a nice person and just hasn't thought this through. This is a bit sadistic and really serves no purpose. The corn is a big enough draw for the raccoons and putting out peanut butter with its strong smell will just encourage more raccoons. We need to realize that all of the woodland creatures have a right to exist and we don't want to cause them unnecessary discomfort.

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September 3, 20120 found this helpful

Any suggestions on how to keep raccoons out of our tomatoes? We already surrounded them with a 5 ft. deer net fence.

By H.

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August 12, 20130 found this helpful

Put bubble wrap around the noise scares them off.

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