Raccoon invasion in Fort Myers
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SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. - They only come out at night and neighbors can hear them and know they are predators. They are looking for food.
"They come up and bang on the window," said Jeanie Simala.
Simala and her neighbors are dealing with a bad case of pesky raccoons.
"We can hear them at night," said Simala.
And they are not going away anytime soon.
"I'm just concerned because there are kids at the bus stop in the dark and I don't want them to go after the kids with the lunch boxes," said Simala.
She said she called Lee County Animal Services and they told her they don't deal with raccoon issues.
Simala isn't the only person in the region dealing with the raccoon problem. The folks next door have put out rat traps near the garbage cans.
"It's not working at all," said one neighbor.
"Raccoons are only looking for food. It's best to keep all garbage cans inside an enclosed area asuch as a garage and keep all cat or dog food inside."
Meanwhile residents are hoping some simple changes will make the critters go away.
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