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How To Get Animals Out Of Your Garbage
One of the biggest domestic problems that raccoons can cause is when they are able to get access to your garbage, and they will often tear garbage bags and leave litter strewn for yards around the bags themselves. They will also knock over or remove the lids from garbage cans in order to gain access to the leavings and leftovers that they will often be able to smell within. This raccoon activity is not only unsightly and a chore to clean up, but there are a number of health and hygiene hazards that can be caused by having a raccoon being active and by the garbage being spread across a larger area. Call us for Atlanta raccoon removal.
When Are Animals Likely To Try And Get To Your Garbage?
Raccoons are not clever or vindictive animals, rather they are simply opportunistic scavengers that will try to get to any leftover food that they can smell in garbage cans or garbage bags. Raccoons are nocturnal, so they are unlikely to be rooting through your garbage in the middle of the day, but it is fair to say that new mothers may be seen during the day if they are trying to find food for their young. Most people will find that if they do have raccoons active in the area then they will be most likely to try and get to the garbage on the day that it is left out to be collected. Rats can also get in the garbage. We also specialize in Atlanta rat control.
Protecting Your Garbage During The Week
One of the most important things to ensure you get the animals out of your garbage is to make sure that these opportunistic animals do not find getting to your garbage an easy task. For some people it is possible to bring the garbage into a garage or a shed for storage during the week, which will usually be enough to deter the animals. For those who have no choice but to leave their garbage outdoors during the week, using a garbage can with a solid construction and a lid that will remain firmly closed is certainly a good place to start. It can also be a good idea to tie these garbage cans shut using a bungee cord or rope which can be easily removed when it is to be taken out for collection.
Garbage Collection Day
Because of the nature of garbage collection day, sometimes there will be no choice but to put the bags out and to leave them unattended until the garbage collection arrives. If possible, try and avoid putting the bags out the night before, as raccoons are most active during the night and will be more likely to try and bite their way in to the bag under the cover of darkness. It is also worth investing in a wheeled trash can to contain all of your garbage, and this can also make it easier for the garbage collectors to empty your bins during their round.
It is often a common sight to see a road strewn in litter where there are active raccoons that will be able to get to unprotected garbage bags during the night before the garbage collection. We don't do Atlanta rodent extermination, we trap them humanely.
Some people will find that working with their neighbors to help deal with the raccoon problem can work, as the animals will often return to the same areas because they have been so successful in finding food there. Solutions such as trapping problematic raccoons can often be one popular way to solve the problem, but so can a range of other measures to make the neighborhood a less attractive place for raccoons to go to find food and to scavenge through the garbage. We handle all wildlife and situations. We can also handle Atlanta snake removal, even though you won't find them in the garbage.
Other Atlanta animal pest control topics:
How to get Atlanta Opossum out of your attic
Atlanta GA Bat Removal - About Bat Biology
Atlanta Raccoon Removal - How to kill a Raccoon
How To get Rid of Squirrels in Atlanta GA
Are Armadillos Dangerous to Pets?
What Diseases do Skunks Carry?
How to Identify Opossum Tracks?
As a southern state, Atlanta has its share of snakes and armadillos. However, the most common critters we handle include rats, raccoons, bats, pigeons, opossums, and of course squirrels in the attic.
We service the greater Atlanta GA area, including Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, and more. Some of the specific towns we travel to include downtown Atlanta of course, and
the surrounding cities and towns of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna,
Dunwoody, Brookhaven (North Atlanta), Mableton, Peachtree City, Peachtree Corners, Gainesville, East Point, Newnan, Redan, Milton, Douglasville, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Tucker, Duluth, Stockbridge and more.
Read more about our services in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Douglasville, Dunwoody,
Lawrenceville, Mableton, Milton, Gainesville, Newman,
Peachtree City, Peachtree Corners, Redan and Smyrna.
We are experts in Atlanta bat removal too. We are ready to solve your Atlanta wildlife removal issue!