A few simple tricks to discourage raccoons from making a home on your property:
Don’t leave food out of any kind.
Don’t put your garbage out early and make sure it always has a secure lid.
Ensure all soffit and facia is secure and without holes or spaces that animals can get into.
Check exterior pipes and dryer vents to ensure they are covered (with mesh wire) so that animals cannot get in.
Clean up the excess seed and shells from bird feeders off of the ground regularly.
Pick up after your pet, rodents are attracted to dog feces.