Trash is Trash to Humans
Although trash is, you know, just trash to us, to wild animals such as rodents, trash is an abundant source of food. Our garbage cans are like a five-star restaurant to wild rodents. Wild animals, especially raccoons and rodents are fond of making snacks of whatever you have thrown in your dumpster or garbage can. And know what? Wild rodents will never stop to get their treats out of your garbage can.
Now, you may ask yourself what you can do to stop those annoying rodents from strewing your trash all over your yard. To find that out, keep on reading this informative article.
Focus on the Garbage Can
The first thing you should do to keep rodents far away from your trash can is to focus on the trash can itself. You must make sure that your garbage can isn’t penetrable to hungry rodents. If it is impossible to make your garbage can impenetrable to rodents and other nuisance wild animals, you should opt for purchasing a metal trash can which sports a lid that locks in place. If you don’t know what metal trash cans we are talking about, as a salesperson at your local hardware store to find you a metal trash can that is rodent-proof.
Secure Your Garbage Can
If you don’t have enough money at the moment to buy yourself a rodent-proof metal trash can, don’t panic because we have another solution for you.
To secure your garbage can and make it rodent-proof, you will need a rock or a cinder. You just need a piece of a rock or a cinder and you just need to place either one on the top of your trash can. This will instantly make your garbage can rodent-proof.
Spray the Interior with Ammonia
If you don’t feel like purchasing rodent-proof metal trash cans and don’t feel like placing a heavy object over your trash can to secure it from rodents, you have the option to spray the interior of your trash can with ammonia and thereby make rodents stay away from it.
Once you spray the interior of your trash can with ammonia, the smell of ammonia won’t fade and it will keep those rodents away from your trash can. The smell of ammonia will also cover the smell of foods in your trash can that may invite rodents to your dumpster.