Don’t Let Your Leftovers Attract Pests

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! By now, you’re probably either getting sick of or running out of Thanksgiving leftovers. If you’re throwing away a turkey carcass of that last bit of sweet potato casserole and pecan pie, don’t let it be dinner for rats, mice, or other wildlife.

Ideally, you should get bags of food trash out of the house right away, whether they’re heading to the compost bin or the trash bin.

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Secure Your Trash Cans

If your leftovers are heading for the trash can, follow these tips:

  • make sure your bins are metal or heavy-duty plastic.
  • The lids should fit securely and latch to the bin.
  • If they don’t, secure the lids with a brick or something else heavy that animals can’t move.
  • If possible, keep trash bins away from your home and anywhere that pet food is stored.
  • You don’t want mice, rats, raccoons, or other critters to see your trash bins as a reliable food source.

Heading for the Compost Bin?

If you’re going to compost your leftovers, be sure to use compost bins that inhibit wildlife access, such as:

  • Enclosed bins with solid bottoms and securely latched lids
  • Gavetas tipo vaso que descansan sobre soportes
  • Contenedores de madera con lados de alambre de malla apretada y tapas con bisagras hechas de fibra de vidrio o madera
  • Recipientes donde los orificios de aireación se han cubierto con malla de alambre o tela metálica (pero no de plástico, ya que los roedores pueden masticarlos)
  • Contenedores con ladrillos que aseguran las tapas fáciles de quitar
  • Contenedores grandes y abiertos con cubiertas pesadas (como paletas de madera) colocados sobre ellos para limitar el acceso

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