How to trap a raccoon
One way to remove raccoons from your property is to trap them—and by trap, we mean capture, not kill (it’s illegal to kill raccoons in B.C.). But before you get all animal bounty hunters like, remember this, they have razor-sharp teeth, grasping hands, and are bigger and heavier than a thanksgiving turkey. They are known to literally drown medium size dogs when they feel threatened.
If the idea of coming face-to-face with “Furry McSlashy” isn’t sitting well with you, get a pest control specialist to take care of your raccoon problem.
For the rest of you do-it-yourselfers out there, here are some handy tips on how to trap a raccoon. Catching a raccoon can be tricky, but it’s not as hard as you might think. To be a successful raccoon trapper, you just need to remember two key things—raccoons are curious and they are always on the lookout for food.
But keep in mind, these crafty critters are the Einsteins of the animal world (I’d put money on the chance they probably have a higher IQ than many of my family members). If a raccoon escapes your trap, good luck trying to capture them again. They’re hip to the whole “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” thing. At the end of the day, you’ve basically got one shot at it this, so don’t mess it up.