How to keep animals out of the garbage?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Aquaria:  don’t put trash outside until trash day is probably the best solution.

Post # 4
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Aquaria:  We pour ammonia on our trash and the raccoons have left it alone since we started to!!! 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 5
525 posts
Busy bee

Very hard plastic and a lid that locks – we had the same problem and just got much heavier duty plastic. The lock/snapping lid also helped. 

Post # 7
5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Metal trash can. Or at lease a hard plastic can with no holes. Continuing to use a can with massive holes would be like using a can with no lid— open invitation to critters!

Post # 8
2535 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Set mouse traps around it or on top of It.

the sound will scare them off 

those poper fireworks sometimes work too

or if you are afraid it’s a small critter the traps will hurt put small peices of fabric on them

it will snap but not on them 

we did this to train our cat to stop peeing on the bed. 2 months pee bed free ! Yipee

and no one got hurt in the process 

Post # 9
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

I second the PPs who said get a metal trash can and pour a little ammonia inside or around it. There is a heavily wooded area next to our house and we get everything from raccoons to possums and cats. Works for us!

That and a couple of big watchdogs!

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