防止浣熊進入垃圾箱


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將浣熊拒入垃圾箱的最佳方法是什麼?

在工作中,我們有一個簡單的,有蓋的,頂部裝載的垃圾箱,就像這樣:

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我們有很多浣熊,當它們進入裡面並將垃圾和食物拉出來時,它們似乎很有創造力。

我們使用的廢物管理公司不會允許我們修改垃圾箱。他們擁有它,或多或少將它出租給我們。

我們已經嘗試了幾種方法來"蓋上"蓋子,但是浣熊會伸手伸到兩個蓋子之間,並拉出它們能拉的東西,它們也會傾向於咀嚼我們用來綁它們的東西向下打,所以用力將蓋子捆緊,效果不佳,並且捆紮帶不會持續很長時間。

我聽說我們可以用美洲獅尿液作為威懾劑,但是在我們所處的地方經常下雨,定期處理尿液並不吸引人。

這應該不言而喻,但是我也不希望殺死或傷害動物。

因此,我正在設法找到一種將動物拒之門外的好方法,同時仍然允許我們輕鬆訪問這些動物,而無需修改租來的垃圾箱或損害野生動植物……有什麼想法嗎?

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If you can't modify the dumpster, perhaps you can modify the area around it? With some ingenuity and planning you could build a frame that is easily removable for day use, and pickup, but at night becomes a locking mechanism around the receptacle.

By using a 4x4 post, which is quite heavy, and laying it across the top of the covers, it would eliminate the critters ease of lifting the arm and getting into the dumpster. if you can manage to "lock" it into place with side walls, then you eliminate their ability to move it. If it doesn't move, and isn't easily lifted, they may give up and move on to the neighbors waste area.


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Here's what I ended up building to keep the raccoons out:

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Basically I took a 2"x2"x4' length of wood and attached two boards about 8"x4' to the top and bottom, making a sort of "I-beam" and then fixed a 2"x4"x6' to the top board.

To put it on the dumpster you just position the I-beam between the two lids and slide the bottom board of the I-beam under the lids, so that you end up with the 2x2 between the lids and a board above the lids and a board below the lids. Then you just slide it all the way back till the cross beam is over the two lids.

This eliminates the gap between the two lids and still allows the lids to be opened, but as one one large lid rather than two small ones.

With the two lids now moving as one piece the raccoons can't open it because they can't lift the lid while standing on top of it and they can't reach the lid from the ground.

It's working well so far, although the raccoons haven't given up yet...

I'll snap some photo's of the finished piece and add them here when I get a chance.


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We never throw organic material away. We put a little effort into sorting the waste, and we end up with very little actual garbage, nothing that would attract animals as edible food. 85% is usable or recyclable. The organic material is heaped into our compost pile or buried.

If you must put the organic matter into the dumpster, douse it with some fluid that would destroy the scent and/or make it unusable as food.

Another option is to use a Have a Heart trap. Set a few next to the dumpster, or away form the dumpster and put peanut butter as bait. Just take the trap with the live raccoon and release to a suitable ecosystem more than 3 miles away.

Also, the waste management company should be obligated to provide you with a tamper-proof dumpster. Check with your township.


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I have glued a stick against the center of the front wall so they can climb out on their own. It doesn't show and really doesn't really hurt the dumpster. Anything they can climb on will work as long as it reaches from the bottom to the top They are good climbers, so many types of things will work. I hope people will pass this idea along because it will save millions of raccoons.