Finally A Solution To Our Raccoon Problem!

If you feel that we deserve your vote you can vote daily through the 9th at the badge below-

After battling and documenting raccoons tearing into our trash time and time again and trying a whole slew of different types of methods to avoid having to pick up garbage left behind strewn all over the walkway we discovered an organic way to deter the little bastards.

Red Pepper Flakes!

Since the Mrs has been sprinkling red pepper flakes all over the lid and top of the trash bags we have been without incident in over a month!  Thank god because I’m such a pussy I don’t even want to open the door to club them over the head with a baseball bat and this seems like  a whole lot easier method than going all Rambo on them.

Saw this guy in the back of a pick-up truck this morning after being caught in a trap.  The owner of the pick-up truck is doing the humane thing and bringing it to the woods where he will pour gasoline on it and let it on fire release it back to the wilderness.


This was a post from a couple years ago-

3:45am Visitors

Posted on August 1, 2009 by Joey C


I shot up out of bed like a rocket figuring that the maniac (Snoop Maddie Mad) finally figured out how to climb out of her crib and had landed with a thud.

The Mrs, startled said no, it didn’t sound like a small child hitting the floor and we would have heard her wailing.

Then silence and we hear shuffling outside…  GODDAMN RACCOONS!

We’ve been having a problem with them for about a month and last week started putting bungee cords over the lids of the trash cans.  Little bastards still got into the trash.

Video at 1PM

3:45am Visitors, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Click the picture below for a video of the brash raccoons

click to play video

click to play video

About Joey C

The creator of Lover of all things Gloucester and Cape Ann. GMG where we bring you the very best our town has to offer because we love to share all the great news and believe that by promoting others in our community everyone wins.
This entry was posted in Video and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Finally A Solution To Our Raccoon Problem!

  1. Fred says:

    count your blessings – could be the ones with the stripes going longwise wearing chanel #5..

  2. genie says:

    Before having a garage to house garbage, I remember this scenerio well. Red Pepper Flakes were always recommended. Glad they worked for you. Dating myself, the raccoons could also open up the old under-ground garbage bins with the heavy metal covers…Clever devils.

  3. Donna says:

    they have thumbs…

  4. Linda Colman says:

    …and lots of time.

  5. Diane says:

    Joe, the problem is yours. You are not securing your trash properly – sorry for the tough talk.
    I had a similar issue and Andrew revised our trash can to be one that shuts with a bungee cord holding it clamped. No problem. The trash must be properly secured….sh properly. We’d be happy to share the solution.

Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here-

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s