Raccoons in Garbage. There are ways to keep them out of your trash. Keeping garbage around the house secure would be the first step towards avoiding any raccoon problem to begin with. Easy access to the food content in trash bins and other areas is what makes human habitat a rewarding target. Raccoons are highly omnivorous, so just about every food item you can think of is good food to raccoons, and since they can smell out what they want with ease, hiding away trash isn’t really a solution.
Firstly, you need to ensure that the trash from your house is kept only in strong trash cans, and not left lying about on your property. Plastic bags are no deterrents of course, and neither are hiding places that you think a raccoon won’t find.
Well, all these tactic certainly won’t work, so using proper trash cans is the first step. Now, raccoons are mostly nocturnal creatures, so they usually get out in the night to forage for food. Therefore, getting your trash cans indoors, or at least into your garage, is a good option. This may seem like a hassle, but this one’s a solution that will discourage raccoons from visiting your property and setting up base there. Even though raccoon proof bins provided by the city of Toronto are known to have vulnerabilities.
Even when you leave your trash can outside, make sure that it is tied down securely. Remember, raccoons are persistent creatures, and quite intelligent too, so make sure the job you do on the trash cans is a good one. Weighing down the lids with heavy objects is a good solution too.
Therefore, if your area is infested with raccoons and if you wish to keep your property safe from coon invasions, taking care that your trash is made inaccessible to these mammals should be the first step in making your property raccoon-free.
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