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Tacoma Washington Raccoon Control Situation: Hi, Any ideas for raccoons that are so bold they only back off 3 stairs when I go to the door after chasing them out of my living room or bedroom? Then they come right back? We have a cat and my very lazy husband ALWAYS leaves the door open for it and then goes to sleep in the chair, to wake up with a raccoon in front of him. Re screen door; difficult to implement for 2 reasons - space for opening onto our very tiny porches, and husband objection re cat entry. (Remember - very lazy and very unmotivated husband.) My only thought is a very powerful long-range spray repellant? I have tried the buckets of water but can never quite catch it; gone on my upswing. Much appreciated!
My response: What about a garden hose? Where in the country do you live?
Thanks for the quick response! I live in Tacoma WA. I look out my window at the Puget Sound. My problem with a garden hose is access. We have stairs at both doors; I am inside the house when I see them. They of course head for the doors and are gone. I am wondering about a nasty cayenne pepper concoction in high-powered water pistols that I could have access to within my house... It would give me a fair range if I could manage to get my arm up before he was gone. Although the other day it was paws up on a small side table looking at me. I may have a chance if I lived with these strapped to my body for whenever they appear. Or are there aerosols that wouldn't leave wet red stains on my carpets and everything else in the general vicinity.... Thanks, again.
My response: Yes, the cayenne pepper might work! Let me know how that goes.
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