How to keep raccoons out of your trash

How to keep raccoons out of your trash

Raccoons in the trash, aye? That’s not good. They love to knock over the can and feed on the contents. But there are ways to stop them. Here are a few.

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Weighing down or locking the trash can are two great options. The raccoon will have a hard time knocking it over if it’s weighted down and an even harder time opening the lid if it’s locked. Just make sure it’s secured well, raccoons are smart and they can often outsmart even humans.

Make sure to tie up all the garbage bags individually. This will reduce the smell of the food and hopefully, the raccoon will move on to someone else’s trash. 

You can also try securing the trash can to the home or to stakes that will prevent the raccoon from tipping it over. 

There are also commercial and home remedies that can help keep the raccoons away. Try using a bit of synthetic wolf urine, that aught a scare them off. If that doesn’t work, try sprinkling chilli flakes all over the trash, raccoons do not like spicy food and they would likely leave to find something else. You can also try spraying ammonia around the trash, it smells like raccoon urine and they hate that smell. 

You can also play radio, hang lights and try moving your trash bin to another location on the property but the best way to deal with a raccoon that just won’t leave you alone is to call the professionals. 

So, don’t take any chances, this is not a “do-it-yourself” job. What you need are the finest technicians, trained in every aspect of the dangers of raccoons, their lifestyle and their habits. With skill and grace, we will rid you of this dangerous and disgusting intruder, clean and sterilize whatever it leaves behind and ensure that its little bandit face never bothers you again! 

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