How To Keep Unwelcome Visitors Out of Your Dumpsters

Oct 4, 2022

Whether it be for a construction site or outside your home, the last thing you want is uninvited pests from making their home in your dumpster. Not only could they be carrying diseases but they can end up making an unnecessary mess around the dumpster that you for sure don’t want to have to clean up and deal with.

So, what are some things you can do to avoid these pests? Here are a few ideas and tips:

Location of your Dumpster is Key

If possible, you should try to place your dumpster at least 50 feet away from your home or job site. You will also want to keep it away from plants and thick shrubs as many rodents love to live in dense vegetation and a nearby dumpster is an easy “gold mine” for their diets.

Strong Barriers are Essential

You will want to make sure the dumpster you are renting is free of cracks and holes. (Jerry’s Dumpsters are always checked and maintained for optimal use.) Many rodents can find the smallest of areas to get through if they are truly looking to get somewhere. If you are disposing of food waste you will also want to make sure the trash is sealed in heavy-duty, tear-resistant trash bags. Simply putting rotting food in a kitchen garbage bag will for sure not cut it and be torn open almost instantly.

Lighting can help

If you plan on keeping your dumpster in one location for an extended period of time you may want to purchase and install motion-activated lighting. This lighting very often scares off night-time animals, that try to enter the dumpster when it is quiet and no one is around. Having the lights go on if they get close may annoy the neighbors but will for sure deter those unwelcome animals from “moving in”.

Dumpsters are for junk and trash, not rodents, animals and other types of pests. Contact Jerry’s Dumpsters today at 561-350-6988 and rest assured you’re going to get a well-working, top-shape dumpster for all your trash and junk needs.