What Can You Do to Keep Raccoons out of Trash Cans?

How Do I keep Raccoons out of Trash Cans?

Raccoons are cute, furry animals with little masks that most people find adorable as long as they are not going after their trash. Even though the furry little beasts are cute, it is not cute to have them in your trash can. They are smart animals so it is very hard to keep them out of the garbage. In some cases, raccoon trapping and raccoon removal are options that need to be performed.

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How to keep raccoons out of trash
How to keep raccoons out of trash

It is one of the things that you may need for when you are looking or the type of options to get rid of the raccoons. You may be looking for removal options.When it come to keeping raccoons out of your trash can, the best defense is a good offense. You should buy a garbage can with a locking lid. That is the best way to keep raccoons out of trash cans! Also, brightly colored Christmas lights hung above the trash can keep predators, namely Rocky and friends, away from your trash. Also sprinkling a bit of ammonia on the bags and around the trash cans can keep clever raccoons away.

If you have tried all the above simple solutions, and are still having a problem you may have to resort to trapping and raccoon removal.

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There are two ways to do raccoon trapping and removal. The safest way, and the easiest is to hire professional exterminators to do it, However, a careful homeowner can do it themselves.

The first step in raccoon trapping and removal is to purchase a large trap, It should be Purchase a large cage trap, at least 32x10x12, It should be debris free, bait with marshmallows or white bread. Monitor the trap frequently as you don’t want to leave an animal suffering in the cold or heat. Wear thick gloves when relocating the animal. Drive any captured raccoons at least 10 miles away, to keep them from returning.

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Note that if you don’t fix what caused your raccoon infestation in the first place, you are going to have repeat business. Invest in pest free trash cans with locking lids, and never leave your garbage cans open as this can attract pests easily.

 

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  1. […] Raccoons are usually not intimidated by people and they are also good at swimming. Combine those two traits together and you are at risk of losing your munchies. That is what this paddle boarder found out near the shore line of a North American river.  This paddlers amazement turned into fear when she observed the raccoon swimming out toward her kayak. All of a sudden, he grabbed her knapsack full of treats and she had to engage in a tug of war to get them back! After a real minor altercation and a gentle bonk on the head, the raccoon stepped away in defeat. Not to worry fella, there are always plenty of garbage cans out there that won’t fight with you! Check out our post on how to keep raccoons out of trash cans here!   […]

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