After moving into our new house last week, my husband and I were treated to a visit from the neighbours. Unfortunately, these neighbours were not welcome - they were raccoons. What appeared to be a mother, father and baby raccoon tromped right up on our deck one night and scratched at our french door. We were on the other side of the door eating dinner and we think the coons wanted to join us!
I've heard that raccoons are a big problem in my area (central Toronto). We are probably facing a larger issue, because our home backs onto Mount Pleasant Cemetery, a great place to hang out if you are a wild animal. Does anyone out there have suggestions for how we might repel these critters? My home's previous owner left a product called "Critter Ridder" in the garden shed, but I thought this forum might have some other suggestions. (Critter Ridder isn't poison, but appears to be some kind of spicy pepper that small animals don't like.)
Thanks in advance for your help