Raccoons are a serious predator in any rural or suburban area.[verification needed]

Active deterrents[edit | edit source]

  • Dogs
  • Electric fences

Passive deterrents[edit | edit source]

Hardscaping. Massive, massive hardscaping. Tall fences with loose wire tops that flops the raccoons off their climb, deep (2-4 feet) impassable footings to keep them from digging under are not unheard of.