I have a stubborn raccoon that camps out on my 2nd floor balcony, it keeps coming back every other night and causing the corgis to bark in the middle of the night. I had a talk with the condo management and they said animal control will not come out, the only thing they suggested was pouring "bleach" around the balcony. The balcony have no trash, food or plants, so most of the internet suggestions do not apply to my situation.
Vienna: "Open the gate dad, it's an oversize squirrel!"
The racoon is quite bold, it will not back off, when I use a broom to "sweep" him off, it growls and hold his ground. The corgis can bark all night long and he will not move an inch away from the sliding door. The only thing that "worked" so far is a water squirting bottle, it'll move but only to crawl to my next door neighbour's balcony.
When the "coast" is cleared, he'll climb back :(
OCT 2 *UPDATE*
"Randy" the raccoon crossed the rainbow bridge tonight, he was hit by a car earlier this evening, I picked up his body and lay him on the sidewalk :(
We had a stray cat hanging around our house one time. Animal control brought us a trap-type cage that we baited with a can of cat food. When the cat went in to get the food the door sprang shut and animal control took cat and cage away. Sounds like you need something like that.
Why won't animal control help you? Racoons can be dangerous.
Rid Raccoons the safe easy, chemical free way!
@ Lucy....I never used the shake away so I can't help but I think it may have coyote urine in it????? Can't remember what it said:( Sorry Lucy!
That's odd that animal control wouldn't come out, especially with an animal that is obviously unafraid of people. Around here I think they usually will loan you a live trap and then come pick it up when you catch it.
Don't they make some sort of electrified mat to train cats off of counters and things like that? No idea if it would work on a balcony though...