How to keep raccoons away from your backyard or porch

Erin Browne

Want to know how to keep raccoons away from your backyard? Raccoons are not known as ‘night bandits’ for nothing: they are known to patrol suburban and even urban areas at night in search of tasty morsels, often in groups. Some people are not too bothered by them and will even feed raccoons that come to their backyard or porch, but if you’re not a fan of them, there are ways to keep them away.

So, if raccoons are cramping your backyard ideas, don’t despair. With a bit of perseverance and the right tactic, you can keep raccoons away, without harming them and without having to call pest control. 

A raccoon on top of a bird feeder

(Image credit: clark42 / Getty)

1. Remove food sources

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