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How to Keep Critters Out of Your Trash Cans

June 14, 2017



The hot summer sun can make a smelly garbage can that much more appealing to your neighborhood pests such as raccoons and rats. Lucky for you, there are ways to keep animals out of the trash and ease your frustrations. Try a few of these methods out this week.


How to Animal-Proof Your Garbage Can:


Have a clean trash can - Understanding that odors attract pests, it’s easy to guess that having a clean trash can will keep away invaders. Trash can cleaning services available now:

(Remember: Dumping household cleaning products in your storm drain is illegal and harmful to the environment)


Tie down the lid - Use a bungee cord to tie down your garbage can lid. This will make it much harder for raccoons to to get to the garbage inside.


Double bag it - Using two garbage cans can help keep the scent from escaping. However use this technique conservatively as this adds more plastic to landfills.


Motion sensor lights - Motion sensor lights set up in your yard will help scare away any nightmare animals that might find their way to your trash.


There is nothing worse than having your backyard and garage raided by pests. Take this simple precautions to animal-proof your garbage cans.



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