“Fall always brings on an increase in ‘coon activity,'” said Pacific Grove animal control officer Elizabeth Yeo, “due to the nature of the animal.”
officials said the trick to keeping raccoons at bay is to make backyards and businesses uninviting: Secure garbage can lids, pick up fallen fruit, avoid leaving pet food and water bowls outside at night, and close off crawl spaces under houses and decks.
Yep. Secure your garbage. This website says it all the time . .