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RACCOONS in a stored boat-How to get rid of them?

Old 06-15-2014, 05:03 PM
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Recently, a family of raccooons moved into a 24' boat I have up on stands and covered with a tarp. Raccoons can climb, and I think they must be climbing up the outdrives and into the boat. I suspect that it is a mother with young raccoons. They've made their way very far forward into an area that would be very hard to get access to. Anyone who is familar with raccoons knows they're absolutely filthy, destructive creatures, and every day they spend in my boat means more damage, and more filth to clean up. The only scheme I've come up with is to make up about 24' of plastic pipe and, from a step-ladder at the stern, send moth balls through the pipe as far forward as I can. But this is based on my knowledge that moth balls will repel rodents. Raccoons aren't rodents, so I don't know if this will drive out the mother and her young. Has anyone dealt with raccoons in a boat and been successful in getting rid of them? Thanks for any help!
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Live catch trap and a can of cat food. Then a nice long car ride in the trunk. Well it works in my barn at least at least you know they are coons. Sometimes I get a skunk. That's a little tuffer to deal with
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Mothballs are bad shit. They won't like them. And it won't take much.
Be sure and clear the residual fumes well when you use the boat.
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OK, this will keep Racoons, cats, skunks etc away from any where you don't want them to be. Piss into a jar and pour it around the boat on the ground and some in the boat. Or like my friend just piss in the boat. No I'm not kidding.
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I had some in the boat the other day and sprayed the crap out of them with a hose into the boat through an opening in the cover. Mama carried the babies out an hour later.

Get them out ASAP, professionally if needed as repair bills will outweigh critter control very quickly.
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After they are gone, be sure to eliminate how they got access to your boat. A .22 caliber rifle to kill them after the are out to make sure they don't come back. They will damage, dirty and you will have to both WORK and PAY money from their destructive presence. If anyone does not like violence, get them to come over and work/pay for it.

I have a $500 bill for what mice did to my stuff this year.
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Originally Posted by Hagar TH View Post
OK, this will keep Racoons, cats, skunks etc away from any where you don't want them to be. Piss into a jar and pour it around the boat on the ground and some in the boat. Or like my friend just piss in the boat. No I'm not kidding.
True that, had them in my yard and under the house. Worked well. Also you can soaka tennis ball in ammonia, put that into where they are. They will leave.
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Moth balls did not work when I tried them. I would just remove the tarp and start beating on the boat bottom and run there butts out of there. If your in an area where you can shoot them do so.
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Originally Posted by pfithian View Post
I've heard Golden Malrin mixed in with some Coke or Pepsi in a small dish will make them go to sleep. Permanently.
...very far forward into an area that would be very hard to get access to.

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If it is a mother and babies, easiest way is to just turn on the radio and leave it on 24/7 until they are gone. Should take about a day or 2. Mom will carry the babies out 1 by 1. so it may take some time. They make their dens in a quiet safe place. They will avoid human noise. They will leave on their own and not come back. Worked like a charm when raccoons got into our chimney and shed. I put it on AM talk radio, I don't know if it matters or not. Safe and effective. It will also prevent you from handling or coming into contact with them.
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If it is a mother and babies, easiest way is to just turn on the radio and leave it on 24/7 until they are gone. Should take about a day or 2. Mom will carry the babies out 1 by 1. so it may take some time. They make their dens in a quiet safe place. They will avoid human noise. They will leave on their own and not come back. Worked like a charm when raccoons got into our chimney and shed. I put it on AM talk radio, I don't know if it matters or not. Safe and effective. It will also prevent you from handling or coming into contact with them.
Yea, good idea but forget talk radio; tell the OP to tune to a station that plays only Barbara Streisand or Barry Manilow, that will clear the entire neighborhood
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If it is a mother and babies, easiest way is to just turn on the radio and leave it on 24/7 until they are gone. Should take about a day or 2. Mom will carry the babies out 1 by 1. so it may take some time. They make their dens in a quiet safe place. They will avoid human noise. They will leave on their own and not come back. Worked like a charm when raccoons got into our chimney and shed. I put it on AM talk radio, I don't know if it matters or not. Safe and effective. It will also prevent you from handling or coming into contact with them.


Great Idea!!! leave the radio on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and the racoons will commit suicide!!!


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Originally Posted by pfithian View Post
I've heard Golden Malrin mixed in with some Coke or Pepsi in a small dish will make them go to sleep. Permanently.
THIS.... put it outside the boat and keep it away from anything you don't want to take a dirt nap.

use about 12 teaspoons and a coke in a bowl.. mix it up.
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I think your mothball idea is the best one. I use them in all sorts of ways in sheds and my hangar. I'd suggest buying some cheap panty hose get at least three pair. Put two boxes of moth balls in each pair of Panty hose. Hang all three pairs inside the boat under the tarp. Give them a couple of days and they will be gone.

I have started using moth balls on the dang armadillos that are burrowing in my flower beds. its takes a day but they move on.
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Call a problem animal professional and be done with it.OR....... deal with it like the federal government would...give the mother free food and educate the babies for free for life,give them all free vet care for life and have the boat owner buy special permits to keep the coons.Designate the boat a national park and have the boat redone by a nationally known boat conservator (liberal of course) after a multi million dollar study is completed. I suppose you could just burn the boat with the coons in it and avoid all the hassle too.
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