Are you looking for a guaranteed way to get rid of raccoons? Raccoons are pretty smart creatures. Sometimes a personal face-off is often a quick solution that scares raccoons (a single encounter will not discourage a raccoon forever) but there are pros and cons. More than likely the raccoon will usually disappear, on the other hand, a scared raccoon can turn into an aggressive raccoon and attack you. Just like other nocturnal creatures, raccoons like the dark so floodlights and noises (a radio tuned to an all-night talk station) may be useful in scaring raccoons.
An effective and less invasive option is an electric fence: install a wire 6 inches above the ground, with a second cable a bit higher. Once a raccoon touches the wires, he will get a mild shock and cease to return to the same location as they will never get accustomed to an electric fence.
Once installed, this system is always useful for keeping raccoons out. And then there are repellents, a wide range from coyote urine and homemade repellent solutions to moth balls, predator lights and electronic repellents, although I have found limited success with all of them.
Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.