Getting Rid of Raccoons without Poison, Shooting, or Trapping?
The best that you can do to get rid of raccoons without poison, shooting, or trapping is to make your home as inhospitable to raccoons as possible. This would mean providing them with no food sources—no vegetable or fruit plants, no bird food, no raccoon accessible trash cans, no pet food, no pet excrement, no holly berries, and so on.
For more information about trimming plants, see "Pruning Ornamental Plants," a publication of the University of Maryland Extension.
For more information about controlling raccoons, see "Raccoons" by Edward K. Boggess.