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Cincinnati Ohio Raccoon Control Situation: To whom it may concern,I just have a question. Yesterday I saw an animal that was in the woods surrounding my house in which is a part of Cincinnati. It was in a tree that had been broken down from the snow this winter. The animal was a bit larger and longer than a cat. It was not a groundhog or a raccoon. It was a brownish red color with a very light stripe in the the tail. The tail was a brown color. The ears were not pointed they were back like a badgers. That is what I thought it was but I see that those a are not very common to pgh. I know it was not a skunk either. It took off in the opposite direction of me and my porch. However, I have a dog and the girl down stairs has two that like to run through the woods. I just want to see what it is so I know. The raccoon is trap shy, and will not enter the trap. Here is how it must be done - the babies must be removed, by hand, from the attic. Then the babies (alive of course!) are set in the back of a trap as bait - use a different type of trap, such as a solid-wall trap, so that she'll be less cautious. The babies must be restrained of course, in a separate holding unit, like a small cage or tupperware with air holes drilled. She WILL go in for her babies, and then you'll have them all. Relocate far away, and seal up the opening. Thank you, Melissa
I have not been able to harvest any concord grapes for at least six years. The problem is primarily raccoons. I have live trapped them one year and in two weeks I trapped two stray cats, two opossums, two skunks, and 5 raccoons. I tried relocating the opossums and raccoons about 10 miles away. I find out later that it should have been at least 25 miles and I could have been fined for relocating them. (They still got the grapes). I have tried an electric fence set at 8 inches above the ground and it did not work. (Works OK for keeping the deer out of the garden though). I have set up a bright work light shining on the grape vines. And then patrolling the yard at various times during the night with a 22. This was the most effective but nowhere near effective enough. It is also hard on me! I did get rid of a mother and babies in my attic this spring by a bright light and going up and being obnoxious by moving around the insulation with a hoe. She moved the babies one night and I sealed the entrance with hardware cloth. So I am familiar with the creatures. Any ideas on how to deter them from my grapes?
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