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Two Tips To Reduce Pests Around Your Garbage Bin

by Daryl Simmmons

Managing your home's trash removal needs can be a surprisingly complex task because your garbage bin will likely be a target for a variety of wildlife. Sadly, these animals and insects can make it extremely unpleasant to throw away your trash, but many homeowners assume that there is little they can do to prevent this problem. Luckily, there are two tips you can follow to reduce the problem for your home. 

Reduce The Organic Waste Your Home Produces

Animals and insects are attracted to your garbage bin because it is an extremely easy source of food. As a result, you can drastically reduce the prevalence of pests around your garbage bin by reducing the amount of food and organic matter that you throw away.

While this may seem like an extremely difficult task to do, it is relatively simple because it can be done by simply starting to compost. When you compost, you will essentially create a large container where you will put the organic waste from your home. Over time, these materials will decompose, which will produce an extremely nutrient rich soil that you can use around your yard or garden.  

Keep The Garbage Can Dry And Clean

Cleaning your garbage is a task that should be done after every time the trash is collected from it. Failure to do this will allow sticky residue and partially decomposed items to remain in the bin where they can cause foul smells and unsanitary conditions. Unfortunately, this is a task that many people avoid doing because they assume it will always be extremely unpleasant, but this is not necessarily the case. 

There is an extremely simple, quick and efficient option for cleaning your trash can. You will simply need to drill a series of small holes in the bottom of the bin. The exact number is not particularly important, but you want enough to allow water to quickly drain from the bin. Once these holes are in place, you can pour a cleaning solution into the garbage bin and spray the interior with a garden hose. The holes at the bottom of the bin will allow the dirty water to easily drain from the bin, and this will help minimize the amount of contact you must have with the bin.

Garbage bin maintenance is a task that many homeowners overlook, and this can lead to a variety of pests targeting your trash can. By following these two simple tips, you can make your garbage can a far less attractive target, which will help reduce the unpleasantness of taking out the trash. Contacting a trash removal company, like B-P Trucking Inc, for more frequent pick-ups can also help.