Just like any other wildlife animal, raccoons are also in constant search of food. They may look harmless but can cause immense damage to your property. Here is a list of things they can do to your property. Breaking into your fence, deck and just anything in search of food Creating a lot of mess in the yard from digging through trash cans Spreading diseases to pets and humans Eating vegetation in your yard and around your home But, the question here is – how to keep raccoons away from your property? Here are some effective techniques to make your property raccoon proof. Install a Fence Around Your Yard It.