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A friend of mine has 6 raccoons living in his roof and he wants me to get rid of them. The house is an old solid stone building with thick walls and a complicated roof construction.
The part where the raccoons live is inaccessible without removing roof tiles and insulation.
We know where they come out every night so we wanted to bait them. We put some tuna, veggies and marshmallows on a tray on a small projecting roof nearby.
Despite making a lot of noise when discovering the food at the first evening, they haven't touched anything since. He has put out fresh food for 3 days now and they completely ignore it.
My first though was that they might have a better source of food, but the next house is at least 300 yrds away.
The temperatures are currently in the mid 40's at daytime and freezing at night.
Why would they ignore the food?
 

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Maybe they didn't feel safe....hard saying. I did read that using fly killer will kill a raccoon in very short order. Like seconds if I understand correctly. This is probably also illegal depending on your jurisdiction. Obviously this has risks (pets, non target animals).
 

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Plain old dry dog food is a fantastic raccoon bait. Get a big have a heart trap and catch him and relocate them.
 

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Your local farm and home store should have the Malrin for like $8. I've found that grape soda works the best. Just pour a cup full of Malrin in a pie plate (or whatever container) and pour plenty of soda in. Stir it with a stick. They will be dead.
 

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Snares at the entrance, problem solved.
I can't imagine using poison, then the ***** die in a place that's not accessible.
Talk about a stinch.
 

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Poison may work but its a bit risky. Put it too close to the house where you're more likely to kill just the ***** and you risk them dying in an inaccessible part of the roof. Put it far enough way from the house where they won't make it back before they die and you risk killing more non target animals. I'd probably try to live trap them and then relocate. If you really want them dead then maybe bait a live trap with the soda/poison mix and put it close to their entry point to the house. Less chance of killing non target animals and if the ***** do go in to take the poison the trap will close behind them preventing them from getting back into the house before they die. Down side to this is you'll have to reset the trap multiple nights to take care of all of them and they might become educated to your plan.
 

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best thing ive heard of, and again probably illegal and very risky if any pets are in the area, but mix antifreeze with mountain dew and put a couple eggs in there. guy told me they are all dead within 10 yards of the bowl.
 

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All I know about evicting raccoons is that hiring a teenager for $50 worked very well. (I would've likely thrown up getting the dead one out from under the house.)
 

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Have spoken with a pest removal specialist. He has different go-to baits for different animals. For trapping raccoons in live traps, he says nothing beats a honey bun.
I have used them and always been successful trapping these guys in short order with Little Debbie honey buns.
 
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