Repel Unwanted Late-Night Critters From Your Yard

It’s that time of year again when the animals come sniffing around the yard looking for tasty tidbits. The Nova Scotia Department of Land and Forestry has a list of tips for you to follow in order to keep them out of your business.

First things first, no matter where you live in Nova Scotia, you are at risk of having animals on your property. Even in the urban areas, raccoons are a chief concern among homeowners.

Here are some tips to reduce the chances of late-night furry visitors:

  • Store green compost bins and garbage containers in a shed until the morning of pickup
  • Turn garden compost piles often and add lime to reduce the odour
  • Freeze odorous food waste, such as lobster shells and fish, and put them in the compost bin on collection day
  • Avoid using bird feeders from April to October
  • Burn off barbecue grills at high temperatures after every use and clean them often
  • Keep pet food bowls indoors
  • Pick fruit from trees as soon as it ripens

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