Suggestions for an animal control problem..
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We have an elevated deck that has a stairs down to the ground level. For some reason an unknown animal has decided the top of those stairs is it's toilet. So maybe 3 times a week I'm hosing the pile off and racking my mind on how to stop this (always seems to occur at night, possibly very early morning). I may try to watch early and see if I can shoot the critter, but is there some other approach that might work? I considered getting an electric pet fence charger, but don't see a good option for the grounding contact (I'm assuming the deck won't provide a ground)...maybe a piece of hardware cloth put across the deck at the point of violation? I was thinking of just stringing the hot wire across a few points around the top of the stair...I'm certain one or 2 jolts might break the habit. Anything else that might work?
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by fredhargis (We have an elevated ...)
Raccoon! Hot pepper flakes sprinkle liberally.


Al
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  Re: Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by woodhead (Raccoon! Hot pepper...)
Two good suggestions above



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  Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by fredhargis (We have an elevated ...)
Cayenne pepper works here.
"There are no strangers- only friends I haven't met.
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  Re: Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by daddo ( Cayenne pepper work...)
I use a motion sensor hooked to a radio and light
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  Re: Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by fixtureman (I use a motion senso...)
Claymore
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  Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by fredhargis (We have an elevated ...)
I've had good luck with Hav-A-Hart live traps. Once caught you can dispatch/relocate depending on your laws or conscious. Be aware that you can catch animals you don't want to, such as skunks. I've caught several-just need to be more careful with the release!
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  Re: Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by PhilJoines (Claymore...)
PhilJoines said:


Claymore








Do they have some that would be low impact to the deck?
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by Jim (I've had good luck w...)
Jim said:


I've had good luck with Hav-A-Hart live traps. Once caught you can dispatch/relocate depending on your laws or conscious. Be aware that you can catch animals you don't want to, such as skunks. I've caught several-just need to be more careful with the release!




I don't know which model Hav-a-hart trap I have, but a large raccoon just arched his back and the door opened (not the trap door). it was unnerving. That was after he tried to pee on me!



Al
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  Re: Re: Suggestions for an animal control problem.. by fixtureman (I use a motion senso...)
fixtureman said:


I use a motion sensor hooked to a radio and light




Set the radio real loud to acid rock and give it a heart attack.
"There are no strangers- only friends I haven't met.
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