The Q&A Archives: Raccoons are taking over my yard ~ help!

Question: We have two raccoon families & several squirrels taking over our beautiful city backyard. Not only are they destroying our perennials, they are not afraid of people & we feel like prisoners confined to our house on warm evenings because they frolic on the lawn, in the trees, along the wood fence & under the deck. Help! What can I do??? Nothing seems to work!

Answer: Most county governments offer wildlife control services. The following website lists Evanston as one of the areas they service:

Or phone your local county cooperative extension office to get more recommendations. Best wishes with your landscape.

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