How do you stop raccoons from tearing up your lawn? I use a humane and live catch trap to remove the animal from the property never to return. Now people have tried all sorts of different tricks to keep Raccoons from damaging their lawn. Some people have tried spreading Coyote scat, that they have bought online, around the perimeter of their property in hopes that the raccoons will smell it and be scared of the coyotes and seek their next meal else where. In theory this sounds great but rarely works. Raccoons will usually pee on the coyote scat and carry on into the lawn and proceeded to do the same damage they have been doing leaving the home owner upset that they have been sold an expensive and ineffective bag of crap.
The most effective method is to remove the Raccoon from the property by use of a humane live catch trap. Trapping and removing the Raccoons is the only method that you can guarantee that specific animal will not return. It is the only method that I recommend and the only one with guaranteed results.
How does someone remove a skunk from underneath a home? if it has happened to you then you know that having a skunk under your home is no joke and something that you want to get out immediately. I inspect the out side of the home, looking specifically for all the places where the skunk could possibly be gaining access. Then I seal up all access points except for one, that is if there are multiple points where they are getting in. I set traps at that access point and I make sure there is no way around the trap for the animal to get out, I only want him to be able to get in the trap and not around it. Then I cover the trap so when I do catch the skunk I'm able to approach it without getting sprayed.