SeleniumDream (seleniumdream) wrote in seattle,
SeleniumDream
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pest problem

I just spent about 15 minutes in the rain, picking up garbage from a can that got knocked over by some animals. I live in the city of Seattle, just south of the downtown core in Beacon Hill. I have an animal problem... not quite sure what I'm dealing with, but I think it's a combination of rats (chewing through my garbage can and recycling bin), cats, and squirrels. I'm not quite sure what to do about this, but I'm open to suggestions.

As far as getting metal cans, I think I'm stuck. Seattle provides recepticles, and unfortunately they're all plastic. I would like metal so the damned rats won't chew through them. I suppose I could set out some traps... rats are something I don't care about, but I don't really want to hurt or kill the neighborhood stray cats. The containers are on the side of the house... moving them indoors or into the garage isn't really an option.

Does anybody have any advice on how to deal with this problem? The trash can lid doesn't seal anymore since it has been so chewed through. A new can is on order, but it'll all just happen again. Thanks for your thoughts.
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