If you are a business owner, especially someone that owns a restaurant, then one of the most important utilities that you can have his sanitation. Depending upon the amount of trash that you have each week it may require that you have a dumpster to be able to hold all of your garbage until the next week’s pickup.
The dumpster is a very convenient option. It allows you to put plenty of garbage in a relatively secure area, which affords you an easy place to store your garbage so that it doesn’t build up around your office or restaurant.
What you may not have realized is that a rodent may have found your dumpster to be the ideal location as well. A raccoon, possum, or even a rat may have found that the items that you are throwing away presented with the perfect food choice for it to be able to consume each day, or they may be enjoying the wonderful paper and other objects that you throw away which affords them an ideal bedding.
This may make you wonder how do you remove a rodent that is stuck in your dumpster?
The first answer that you need to keep in mind is that doing nothing is not an acceptable solution. The last thing you want is to head out to your dumpster to throw something away only to find the raccoon or other rodent there. This may startle it and cause it to lash out at you. In addition, the waste of these animals can be hazardous to you as well, which means each time that you open the lid you are potentially in danger. You simply can’t leave it there.
If it is clear that the rodent has found a means to get into the dumpster and can get out on his or her own, then helping to encourage it to leave becomes your option. You can do this by using a simple garden hose to spray at the animal or by poking it with a stick. Make sure that you have properly attired yourself to protect yourself from being scratched or bitten, and you should actually never get inside the dumpster. This is not a steel cage match, so you don’t want to be inside just in case.
If this is unsuccessful in getting them out, then use a wired noose harness on the larger rodents. This allows you to wrap the wire noose around the neck of the animal and to basically pull it out and onto the ground. When you release it, make sure that you are at a good distance away from it and that you are also above the animal, i.e., on a platform or something similar. This prevents the animal from being able to turn on you and reach you.
If you are finding that these methods are not working, then you may need to consult an expert to come out and remove the animal for you. It is the safest thing for you to do.
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