Animal Chewing Trash Can Lid

I live in a wooded area and am aware there is wildlife around. There has been an animal chewing at my trash can lid and took a large portion off of it. I'm wondering what animal would do this. And how I could prevent this from happening again?

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June 10, 20131 found this helpful
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Dampen the lid and sprinkle with hot pepper powder or sauce. The only animals I know that can't taste heat are birds. It won't kill anything but they will think of your trash is evil. Worked for me when I lived along a lake as the raccons worked at night.
If you live near a zoo, ask if you can have the aggressive animal waist (they are glad to get rid of it) and use it as fertilizer. It worked for me when I lived in the woods (except for the bears) in Wyoming a year.
You can get aggresive animal spray from most home stores.

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June 12, 20130 found this helpful

Also, if it's feral cats, they hate the smell of lemons. Spray or douse with that and see if it helps. Best of luck. Sandi

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June 12, 20130 found this helpful

I would suspect raccoons, however, I do not know how to keep them out. Buy a very heavy duty trash can, maybe?

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Anonymous
April 8, 20160 found this helpful

That did not work for me

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May 28, 20170 found this helpful

Squirrel. I witnessed the act.

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July 25, 20180 found this helpful

i spray whit raid

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