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I need to know what type of animal resistant trashcan i can

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I need to know what type of animal resistant trashcan i can purchase so squirrels and raccoons can stop chewing up my outdoor trashcan tops
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hi, Renee. Can you share some pictures of the damage your current cans are sustaining?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't have any pics they are chewing holes in my trash can tops outside
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Can you tell me what type of cans you're using? Plastic? metal?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

The first thing you may want to try is moving to metal trash cans.

Failing this, I would try the bearicuda brand trash cans meant to keep raccoons and squirrels specifically out of trash cans. They have higher levels of security for other animals, such as bears, as well.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Checking in, Renee. Were these trashcans an option for you?