Post # 1
I haven’t found the culprit yet but someone’s been chewing their way through our garbage lid and dragging trash from the side of our house to our front door. I don’t like leaving the house in the morning and seeing remnants of last week’s dinner upon my welcome mat. The garbage can is still upright and the lid is tightly in place, but there is a chew hole about 9 inches in diameter. Whatever this thing is goes in through said hole, rips open the bag, and distributes garbage everywhere. Any idea on what kind of animal this could be and how to stop it? Our house backs the woods.
Post # 3
@Aquaria: don’t put trash outside until trash day is probably the best solution.
Post # 4
@Aquaria: We pour ammonia on our trash and the raccoons have left it alone since we started to!!! 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 5
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 # 6
Here are some ideas
Or attach a bungee cord on the can lid like below.
Post # 7
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
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
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!