Pests are attracted to wherever waste is located and your rented dumpster could become their favorite spot to hang around. Sure, your dumpster rental isn’t going to be with you for a long time but you still don’t want nasty critters inhabiting the waste.
Pests in your rented dumpster can be detrimental to the health of the environment and could even cause an infestation in your own property if the dumpster is parked near your house or workplace which it likely is. There really is no guarantee what kind of pests could invade your dumpster rental. It could be tiny, harmless creatures like ants to big, waste-eating rodents.
If you’re going to embark on your housecleaning project soon are thinking of renting a dumpster, check out these helpful tips to keep pests away from your dumpster rental.
#1: Try not to dispose food
Your dumpster rental is primarily utilized to accommodate waste from house-cleaning or remodeling projects; waste that cannot be filled in the municipal garbage cans. If you’re tempted to throw out your kitchen leftovers in your rented dumpster as well, you should think again. Food waste can draw pests like magnets especially flies that can lead to a maggot infestation. Dispose food waste in your normal trash bins and don’t leave it around near your property for more than a day.
#2: Parking the dumpster properly
If you park your rented dumpster on grass, you could be inviting insects or mice to party in your dumpster. Always park the dumpster a well distance away from your garden or backyard, preferably concrete ground.
#3: Keep it covered
When renting a dumpster, try to rent one that offers a seal or a lid to keep the waste inside covered. Open waste can attract not only small pests but even larger ones like raccoons to hide in your dumpsters. Raccoons are a particular problem since they can chew their way into the dumpster even if it is sealed. Dumpsters that offer a complex locking lid system can keep pests like raccoons at bay.
#4: Use pest repellants
Pest repellant products and poisons should be the last option you use if other preventive measures fail. These products might not be the safest to use for your health or the environment but they can prevent bigger damage from happening in the long run.
PAW Materials is a recycling and dumpster rental service company in Odessa Florida serving Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Land O'Lakes, western Pasco County, the greater Tampa Bay area and the larger Central Florida region.
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