Keep Raccoons Out of the Corn
By Jane A. White | Nov 1, 2007
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sprinkle commercial products obtained from local gardening stores containing coyote urine.
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