Most business-owners regard fencing as a way to keep burglars and other intruders out. But it’s not just humans you’ll want to keep away; you might want to give some thought to animals, too. There’s nothing inherently wrong with having wildlife around your business. In fact, it’s great to see nature adapt to human-made spaces. But you don’t want critters digging into your trash. Here’s how you can keep wildlife out of the garbage with a dumpster enclosure.
Before we explain how a dumpster enclosure can help, let’s take some time to examine why animals in your trash is a problem.
First, consider the most dumpster-loving creatures in the animal kingdom: raccoons. If you’ve ever had a raccoon digging around in your trash, you probably knew it. You may have arrived at work one day only to see trash strewn across the ground. This isn’t just unsightly; it’s environmentally unsound, too.
Depending on the location of your business, you may even have a population of black bears nearby. Of course, bears can be dangerous to humans. But a more pertinent concern is that the bear could be hurt by digging around in your trash. When bears become accustomed to getting food from civilization, they begin to associate humans with food. This is when they can behave aggressively, and may even need to be euthanized.
Here are some other critters that might be attracted to your dumpster:
Any of these creatures could be harmed by your trash—not to mention the mess they’d make. So what can we do to fix this?
A Dumpster Enclosure Can Help
Thankfully, there’s a solution. If you’ve had issues with critters in your trash in the past, or want to avoid them in the future, the first course of action is to invest in a dumpster enclosure. This is essentially a small fence that will surround your business’ dumpsters. A wide variety of these enclosures exist, with varying degrees of resistance to animals and individuals not affiliated with your business.
That said, it’s difficult to construct a fence that’s completely resistant to some of these creatures—most notably raccoons, which are incredibly adept climbers. Still, if you combine a dumpster enclosure with some other preventative measures, such as animal repellants or latching lid for your dumpster, you will dramatically cut down on the amount of critters that get in your trash.
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