Raccoons and opossums that find themselves onto our properties usually move along due to their nomadic nature. However, if you find that these critters are posing a hazard to your property and themselves, a great natural repellent to keep them away is a simple solution of about 1 part cayenne pepper, about 8 parts water, and a drop of dish soap. Spray this on lawns, around vegetable gardens, and around trash cans. The sensitive noses of these animals will be deterred by the spice. This is just one way to live in harmony with our wildlife. From the Facebook page of SBWCN.