The animal known as the raccoon is known to be curious and mischievous. Although raccoons are fond of inhabiting hollow trees and logs near small water bodies, they have been known to venture into human dwellings. Thus, it is not surprising to find a raccoon holed up in your attic, basement or even chimney. Being nocturnal animals, raccoons have a habit of raiding trash cans and stealing your pet’s food. It is for this and other reasons that the raccoon is considered by many to be a nuisance animal that needs to be removed. There are various methods used, with the main ones being the use of traps and repellents.