Do raccoons mark territory with poop

Raccoons are very territorial and aggressive animals. They do not respect other animals’ territory and will urinate and defecate on other animals’ latrines. They are moderately clean animals, for wild animals but the idea that raccoons use one latrine and only one is a fallacy. They may use a location repeatedly, like the roof, the deck, or the roof of your shed, or focus on an area like the back of the yard were the trees are dense. They will, however, stop using a latrine when it is too full and even move on from a latrine after only one use. The will often surround the property in feces or coat a large object on the property to claim the territory. Thankfully there is a lot you can do to prevent this issue. 

If you are dealing with raccoons, the likelihood that they leave behind feces is very high. They can transfer diseases and viruses that can be damaging to your health. Contact a professional raccoon feces cleaning and removal service.

If you are willing to wait around for hours without falling asleep, while tightly gripping a hose with a pressurized attachment then this is one of the most effective ways of getting a raccoon to leave your yard permanently. Simply wait for the animal to show itself, which it likely does at the same time every night and then spray it vigorously with the hose. Aim for the face of the animal so that it has to run off. This will not harm them at all, simply spook them a great deal and make them very wet and very uncomfortable. They will think twice before returning but if you stop standing outside it will come back and continue defecating. This will require a number of applications. 

You can also clean the latrines regularly, every day. As soon as you wake up go out and clean up all the poop and pour boiling water on the area, do not use bleach or a chemical as it will harm your lawn, boiling water is enough for a single latrine of one defecation. A pile will need to be treated far more carefully. If it is on the soil will have to be dug up, possibly multiple feet of soil will have to be disposed of. It cannot be cleaned. If you have too much to handle or the feces is high up on a roof then you can call Raccoon Control. Our technicians are fully kitted out with all the necessary protections and technology and safe chemicals to deal with any sized latrine. Our technicians can remove the latrine and then use hospital-grade botanical sterilizers to kill all pathogens and then deodorize the area for a fresh-smelling yard.