Of all the methods to deter and repel mammals such as deer, raccoons, dogs and cats, the most effective trick is a sudden cold shower. It doesn’t matter if the animal is small or large, the surprise factor of an automated sprinkler works miracles.
And yet, as we all know, raccoons are smart and learn fast. They are brave little rascals too and when using a scarecrow sprinkler to keep raccoons away you are well advised to move the sprinkler head around now and then. It’s very easy to do since the mechanism is essentially a sturdy plastic rod with a sprinkle that you insert into your lawn, or orchard. That way, the critters won’t know where the next cold spray of the sprinkler will come. In time, those raccoons will leave your property alone and head for easier grounds and pester your neighbor instead.
Here’s a video from the manufacturer showing their Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer in action.