Intruder in the garage of Stevinator okay, so there's this raccoon that keeps cmoing into my garage and I have to close the garage doors all the time to keep it out...even when we're grilling out and he should know not to come by. I'd prefer not to have to use the side door, and be free of this nusiance. anyway i was closing the garage door this evening and I nearly locked him in instead of out--crafty bugger. I'm not sure why he's coming in htere as I don't think he has discovered the garbage yet. I'd prefer he doesn't as coons make quite the mess when hunting food. I don't want to kill it, as I'm not cruel...i just want to irritate it enough for it to associate my garage with the irritation or discomfort, what can i do? I'm looking for a solution that will make the thing naturally avoid my garage. Are there any legal ramifications to shooting it with those little plastic ball guns (not quite pellets since I think pellets are pointy metal objects)? would this hurt it enough to deter it, or would it hurt it really bad and maim it--not my intention. are there plants like marigolds which are known to keep rabbits away? How sensitive to high or low frequency sounds are they? how about different color lights? he doesn't seem to mind the regular garage lights. would a 6 volt battery kill it? would i prolly shock myself trying to rig something up? other suggestions?