We woke up a couple nights ago with 6 Racoons dancing around on our garage/carport roof. This being right outside our bedroom window was slightly annoying. A little RED RYDER BB gun managed to break up the party. Now the wife would very much like me to Coon Proof the roof and access to said roof top party room. (This is only the latest party there have been quite a few smaller parties over the last couple years) We have a large Maple tree they can climb up, they can also climb up the cedar fence and pass across a lean to roof to reach the garage/carport roof. And they have even climbed up the back corner of the house passing over the second floor deck to reach the main house roof. This is all on the North side of the house which has not had the siding upgraded yet ( I am slowly remodeling the house exterior and using a smooth surface Hardie plank). Some of the siding on the section below the second floor deck is old shiplap that gives them good purchase for their little hands. I have been thinking about getting some chicken wire and making a 6" diameter tube to staple along the side of the house and fence sections to keep them from passing. The wrapping the trunk of the tree with some loose layers of chicken wire for a foot or so. The advantage to the chicken wire roll is that it will be easy to remove when I get around to the North wall with the Hardie plank. The Northside of my house can not be seen from the street nor any of the neighbors windows. So the curb appeal won't be effected. Options I can't consider include Shooting them. I live in town and have very close nieghbors so no safe backstop should a coon not stop the slug. Poison, to many cats etc in the neighborhood. Trapping and relocation, I don't have a fur trappers license and don't want to mess with the hassle. Nor do I have a trap large enough. Any other options I should consider.