Sometimes you may be putting your trash out only to wake up the next morning and discover that it’s been scattered everywhere thanks to some very “helpful” raccoons. This is because raccoons are attracted to its smell and how easily accessible it is. Of course, you’re going to want to figure out a way in which to repel raccoons since you’re not going to want to clean up their mess everyday.
One thing that you can try to do is to make the garbage smell bad. Your other option is to completely mask its scent by lining you trashcan with mothballs until its time for the trash collectors to come by. Lysol and a spicy pepper mixture would also work well here. Of course, it may just be easier to keep your garbage can in your garage or your shed if at all possible.
Another thing that you can do in order to repel raccoons is to invest in a garbage can that has a latch or locking mechanism on its lid. If money is an issue here, consider using bungee cords or tough twine instead. The idea is to repel raccoons by making it impossible for them to get the lid on your garbage can open in the first place.
A final option is to keep your trashcan off of the ground. This will help you to repel raccoons by making it impossible for them to get into it at all. All it takes is a few feet and the raccoons will find it too much of a challenge to bother with it.
Thankfully, it’s actually quite easy to repel raccoons. All you have to do is use some of these tricks in order to repel raccoons and send them looking for a new trashcan to get into. At least whenever this happens they’ll no longer be your problem.