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Tie your garbage can lids to the handles of your garbage can to keep the lid from blowing away on windy days.
We use bungee cords on our trashcan to keep the raccoons out.
It doesn't hurt to put your name & address in permanent marker on your trash can lid. For just in case the lid does blow off, then when found, someone can return it.
Very much appreciate these thoughts about discouraging outdoor activities of raccoons, but can you offer advice about what to do when RACCOONS have taken up living inside the walls of a house, and make a loud racket, and chew on things?
Want to encourage them to live elsewhere, and really don't know how. Nothing has worked so far.
How do you discourage racoons from not even coming near the trash can? I have a bungee cord on my can and it works great. The racoon can't get in but he/she tries and bangs the can all to pieces in the wee hours of the morning. Help! Many sleepless nights!