If These Rodent Repellent Trash Bags Work I’m All In

These are available at Smith Hardware up at Gloucester Crossing and I assume the Rockport location too.  Damn varmint raccoons.  I’ve had my share of run-ins with raccoons.  Hate the little bastards. 

When I step back and look at the situation I know I could take the little sons-a-bitches but in real life face to face they scare the shit out of me.  I literally turn into a girly man.  Like even if I’m holding a nine iron and there’s no way the raccoon could get to me before implanting the club squarely in it’s forehead I’m scared to hell of the things.  Can’t explain it, it’s just the way it is.

2013-01-02 09.57.49

Past Raccoon Posts-

3:45am Visitors

Posted on August 1, 2009 by Joey C

Boom! 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 … Continue reading →

Early Morning Visitors Video

Posted on August 1, 2009 by Joey C

click to play video

click to play video


  • You can spray ammonia on bags. It works.


  • We once had a raccoon who would raid the trash and come up this steps to the back door looking for more food!! He was so big we named him Raymond Burr (yes, I know I ‘m dating myself here!)


  • A mix of about a third bleach and 2/3 water in a spray bottle works well too. If the critters are persistent use a half and half mix, if it’s racoonzilla straight bleach will discourage him. Spary a little around the barrels if you use them.


  • We have great success with hot sauce: spritz some Frank’s Red Hot sauce on the top of the contents before closing bag. Just one experience will keep them from even trying it again, if you continue to use it for a couple of weeks, then afterwards, when you have especially bones or lobster shells or any other especially-alluring contents.


  • The reason the varmints are scary is rabies. I got rid of a ground hog with red pepper flakes. Go to BJs for the supersized container.


  • Don’t be a girly man. MAN UP! Face your fear.
    You have superior brain & size.
    Cut off racoon’s tail, make coonskin cap.


  • Yeah, well, fear of Rocky the Racoon is…Common Sense Survival! They are nocturnal! We are not supposed to see them. Also, they are not supposed to see us. By the way, again, as with coyote and the fisher, they are not pets.


  • All the suggestions for treating the bags with something noxious are great, but I must ask – why not just put your trash/garbage out in the morning? You know, get it all together in the evening, then on your way to work place the garbage can out on the curb.


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:

WordPress.com Logo

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

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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 )


Connecting to %s