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How To Get Raccoons Out Of Your Garbage
One of the biggest domestic problems that raccoons can cause is when they are able to get access to your garbage, and they will often tear garbage bags and leave litter strewn for yards around the bags themselves. They will also knock over
or remove the lids from garbage cans in order to gain access to the leavings and leftovers that they will often be able to smell within. This raccoon activity is not only unsightly and a chore to clean up, but there are a number of health
and hygiene hazards that can be caused by having a raccoon being active and by the garbage being spread across a larger area.
When Are Raccoons Likely To Try And Get To Your Garbage?
Raccoons are not clever or vindictive animals, rather they are simply opportunistic scavengers that will try to get to any leftover food that they can smell in garbage cans or garbage bags. Raccoons are nocturnal, so they are unlikely to
be rooting through your garbage in the middle of the day, but it is fair to say that new mothers may be seen during the day if they are trying to find food for their young. Most people will find that if they do have raccoons active in the
area then they will be most likely to try and get to the garbage on the day that it is left out to be collected.
Protecting Your Garbage During The Week
One of the most important things to ensure you get the raccoons out of your garbage is to make sure that these opportunistic animals do not find getting to your garbage an easy task. For some people it is possible to bring the garbage
into a garage or a shed for storage during the week, which will usually be enough to deter the animals. For those who have no choice but to leave their garbage outdoors during the week, using a garbage can with a solid construction and
a lid that will remain firmly closed is certainly a good place to start. It can also be a good idea to tie these garbage cans shut using a bungee cord or rope which can be easily removed when it is to be taken out for collection.
Garbage Collection Day
Because of the nature of garbage collection day, sometimes there will be no choice but to put the bags out and to leave them unattended until the garbage collection arrives. If possible, try and avoid putting the bags out the night before,
as raccoons are most active during the night and will be more likely to try and bite their way in to the bag under the cover of darkness. It is also worth investing in a wheeled trash can to contain all of your garbage, and this can also
make it easier for the garbage collectors to empty your bins during their round.
It is often a common sight to see a road strewn in litter where there are active raccoons that will be able to get to unprotected garbage bags during the night before the garbage collection. Keeping garbage tidy is also an important San Diego rat control tactic.
Some people will find that working with their neighbors to help deal with the raccoon problem can work, as the animals will often return to the same areas because they have been so successful in finding food there. Solutions such as trapping
problematic raccoons can often be one popular way to solve the problem, but so can a range of other measures to make the neighborhood a less attractive place for raccoons to go to find food and to scavenge through the garbage.
Other San Diego animal pest control topics:
How to kill bats
Rat prevention tips
How to trap skunks
Repellents for California snakes
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