Bear vs Garbage Box

Submitted by lwrawebmaster on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 15:03

Bears have a strong sense of smell and can detect potential snacks from a considerable distance. An adult black bear is also physically strong, and can move a considerable weight attempting to get at a potential snack: 

Even when that weight is securely bolted to patio stones:


The other boxes in this row were untouched. They were empty. Please don't leave garbage in your box all week! Garbage day is Thursday.

-put garbage out only on the morning of collection
-clean bins with bleach, white vinegar, or ammonia (bears can smell food for 3 miles and smell over 100x stronger than humans.  these strong smells deter it) 
-leave ammonia soaked rags in bin.  
-do not leave out any food sources/garbage around home.
-bear bells attached to bins
-solar motion lights that use light pattern.  A single light beam will not bother them after it first goes on.  
-women menstruating should avoid going on walks, hikes or camping.  




Greg Heller

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 16:14

They have also been roughing up the garbage bins on East Waseosa Lake Road. The wooden boxes are getting destroyed, while the Tyedee Bins they cannot open.

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