What Do Raccoons Eat?
If you want to discourage this animal from choosing your home
to live in, minimize the availability of food. This type of animal loves to forage in garbage cans and pet dishes that are left outside. Always remove uneaten pet food. If possible, keep garbage cans in the garage and secure the lids to the garbage cans so that they cannot be opened easily. Open composters are like an open invitation to raccoons, so make sure that you only use one that is enclosed.
They also love to eat grubs, insects, frogs, mice, nuts, seeds, corn, berries, grapes, and acorns. If your yard has any of these, you’ll need to take precautions to keep them out of your yard. Install outdoor lights around your home to deter these creatures from trying to break into your attic in their search for a nesting place. Sprinkle oil of mustard around berry bushes or nut trees to keep the raccoons away from your yard.