Government of New Brunswick

Control Methods


  • Usually the best method for coping with almost all types of raccoon damage. 

Habitat Modification

  • Remove obvious sources of food or shelter around the premises; usually not practical as a sole method of controlling damage
  • Keep garbage & it's odors contained in Raccoon-proof containers.


  • Several methods may be effective, but only for a short time.


  • Cage traps and body-gripping traps are very effective, especially in conjunction with exclusion and/or habitat modification.


  • Can be very effective, particularly if trained hounds are used to tree the raccoons. Regulations apply contact local DNR office.