You want to do everything you can to keep your house looking as beautiful as possible. This includes the outside as well. You probably have purchased flowers and other plants that add a beauty that goes beyond words. You have trimmed your trees and bushes to a fine manicure so that they look absolutely spectacular. Your lawn is mowed regularly, the leaves are swept away or bagged and ready to go in the garbage. Everything about the way that you have maintained your home makes it look absolutely spectacular.
Then, one day, you come outside to find that rodents have gotten into your garbage can and strewn your waste all over your property. You are completely aghast at how this is happened and ask how do you keep rodents out of your garbage?
The truth of the matter is that if rodents are getting into your garbage can it is partially because of your own negligence. You may not like to hear this, but the only reason they’re coming to your garbage can is because you have made it an enticing option.
The most likely animals that you will find inside your garbage are such things as raccoons, possums, squirrels, and other larger sized animals that have the ability to climb and get into your garbage can or not get over. This is where you need to start in terms of how you will keep them from coming around.
Think about why they are coming to your garbage can; it’s for food. They have smelled something around the garbage can itself that has made it enticing to them. What this tells you is that as you are taking out your garbage you need to ensure that you are doing nothing to leave any drippings or particles dropped along the way that can be a source for why they would show up at your garbage can. If you take something out that’s dripped grease or dropped food particles on the pathway then your first step is to make sure that you clean those places well. Pick up any particles and throw them in your garbage can, and clean up any grease or food drippings with soapy water. This will keep them from wanting to come around.
Next, you want to ensure that your trashcan is securely closed. This means getting a lid that tightly closes over the top without coming off. If you don’t have a garbage can lid like that, then you can make a secure lid by putting a bungee cord over the top and wrapping it through the handles of the garbage can. This will keep the lid securely on top of the garbage can so that the animals cannot get into it.
Lastly, it helps to put your garbage cans in an area that is difficult for these critters to get to. Keep it in your garage or in a shed where there is limited access. Ensure that the garbage can doesn’t have any holes or cracks in it. These things keep rats out.
Take these kinds of steps in your problem will be resolved quickly.
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