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Keep Raccoons Out of the Corn

  1. Use a single or double hot-wire electric fence – one wire 4 to 6 inches from the ground and the other 12 inches from the ground – turned on from just before dusk to after daybreak.
  2. Wrap filament tape around ripening ears of corn or place plastic bags over the ears. If using tape, apply the type with glass-yarn filaments embedded within so that the raccoons cannot tear through it as easily.
  3. Loud music from a portable radio or flashing lights turned on at dusk with variations in the sounds and lights may work for the short term.
  4. Sprinkle commercial products obtained from local gardening stores containing coyote urine.

Published on Nov 1, 2007

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