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Bears (by NE [PA]) May 19, 2019 8:50 AM
       Bears (by Ken [NY]) May 19, 2019 9:16 AM
       Bears (by Paulio [PA]) May 19, 2019 9:38 AM
       Bears (by LindaJ [NY]) May 19, 2019 10:14 AM
       Bears (by NE [PA]) May 19, 2019 10:17 AM
       Bears (by WMH [NC]) May 19, 2019 10:18 AM
       Bears (by WMH [NC]) May 19, 2019 10:18 AM
       Bears (by JB [OR]) May 19, 2019 11:02 AM
       Bears (by Steve [MA]) May 19, 2019 11:46 AM
       Bears (by Jason [VA]) May 19, 2019 12:50 PM
       Bears (by Robert J [CA]) May 19, 2019 1:03 PM
       Bears (by Still Learning [NH]) May 19, 2019 1:11 PM
       Bears (by NE [PA]) May 19, 2019 1:25 PM
       Bears (by Richard [MI]) May 19, 2019 2:02 PM
       Bears (by Live The Dream [AZ]) May 19, 2019 2:32 PM
       Bears (by Live The Dream [AZ]) May 19, 2019 2:33 PM
       Bears (by Live The Dream [AZ]) May 19, 2019 2:38 PM
       Bears (by Ken [NY]) May 19, 2019 4:08 PM
       Bears (by 6x6 [TN]) May 19, 2019 4:46 PM
       Bears (by RB [MI]) May 19, 2019 9:21 PM
       Bears (by 6x6 [TN]) May 20, 2019 6:56 PM
       Bears (by mike [CA]) May 22, 2019 1:00 PM

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Bears (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 8:50 AM
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I'm starting to get a recurring problem of bears tipping over a dumpster and pulling bags out and making a mess all over the yard.

Any ideas other than bleach? I really can't depend on tenants to spray their bags down and I'm certainly not running over there everyday to do it. --50.107.xxx.xx




Bears (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 9:16 AM
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Tell the tenants to lock the dumpster and only unlock it to put trash in,then lock it back up.You can try calling game wardens,maybe they will trap it and remove it. --72.231.xxx.xxx




Bears (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 9:38 AM
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Tie a tenant to a tree away from the dumpster. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Bears (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 10:14 AM
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Dealing with bears and beehives, the problem with bears is they are very opportunistic with an amazing sense of smell. Once they know there is food there, they will be coming back. You can try locking it, but they will still smell it, and they are pretty strong. The only thing we have found to work is electric fencing. I really like the white netting type that comes with poles attached. You bait them to get shocked, they learn the white netting is not fun and will stay away. This is also pretty easy to move when you need to get into an area. However, the tenants need to keep it on! Since they will have to turn it off to take their refuse out, I would not count on them turning it back on. Some people are very frightened of electric fences because they don't understand them.

I have tried a radio on a talk show all night. Keeps them away for a few nights, but then they get used to it and attack the radio! Ammonia on rags is supposed to work, but again, you have to keep it up. I have also seen nail beds - plywood with the nails sticking up for 6 feet all around the area as a deterrent, but that still makes it difficult for tenants to get to without having to set it up again.

--108.4.xxx.xx




Bears (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 10:17 AM
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Paulio, love the idea. However, I feel the bears would prefer the garbage. --174.201.xx.xxx




Bears (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 10:18 AM
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We have to tie down our trash cans with bungees cords to keep the raccoons out. I don't know if they would stop a bear, though! --50.82.xxx.xx




Bears (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 10:18 AM
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We have to tie down our trash cans with bungees cords to keep the raccoons out. I don't know if they would stop a bear, though! --50.82.xxx.xx




Bears (by JB [OR]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 11:02 AM
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No, a bungee cord definitely won't keep a bear out. They make $400 coolers that are supposed to be bear proof. I'm not sure I have any food worth $400 to protect. But I'd look at what the national parks in your area use to protect the garbage cans.

Another option (if Paulio's won't work) could be to take your slowest paying tenant, hand him a can a bear-be-gone and tell him he's in charge of keeping the bears away. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Bears (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 11:46 AM
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Yesterday all of our local TV news shows were doing a story about a black bear hanging out in Arlington which is a small town within less than 5 miles of Boston.

If you don't think that tenants will work as bait, you might try using a few board of health or building inspectors maybe even one of your local judges. --96.237.xx.xx




Bears (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 12:50 PM
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I know that bears are afraid of dogs. It may seem a bit silly, but could you repurpose one of those fake motion activated guard dogs to “guard” the dumpster? Any time motion is detected, it will play a dog barking sound. --73.177.xxx.xx




Bears (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 1:03 PM
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I had raccoons attack my tenants trash bins making a mess everywhere. So I installed a "Nature" movement activated camera and recorded which tenant wasn't locking the bins up. I had installed simple locks on them.

Then I made that tenant responsible for the clean up.... --47.156.xx.xx




Bears (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 1:11 PM
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Dumpster, meaning trash cans? In CO they use bear proof dumpsters, trash cans that have locking lids. In Vermont we built a wooden box and the lid had a handle that lifted up. All trash went in that and we never had a bear get in. --24.61.xxx.xx




Bears (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 1:25 PM
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Dumpster as in a large 4 yard dumpster, not trash can. It weighs several hundred pounds empty and who knows how much when full. The bear is flipping it right over. It gets emptied once a week. --50.107.xxx.xx




Bears (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 2:02 PM
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Another opportunity for a side business. Selling or renting bears!

Unfortunately, for the bears, they will likely need to be relocated as they will come back. Game wardens, DNR, etc. --66.188.xx.xxx




Bears (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 2:32 PM
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Test --69.146.x.xx




Bears (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 2:33 PM
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Had trouble posting.

Talk about bear problems. We are in Glacier Park in Montana at the moment. Where the guide booklet says "only" 8-10 people get attacked each year by grizzlys and "only" 10 have died in recent years. LOL

Anyway, my experience is you have to use bear proof containers. If tenants refuse to comply you might get Fish and Game involved. I think in some places not securing garbage is a crime. When I lived in the mountains as a teenager we had a lot of bear encounters. You had to keep all trash secured in dumpsters or locking cans under a city code even back then.

We saw a black bear yesterday near Lake MacDonald about 100 ft away going about it's business. And saw a fox nab a squirrel right in front of the lodge! And so far on this trip we've witnessed TWO deer vs cars. One yesterday, an "urban deer" in the middle of Whitefish. Deer ran right out between houses, hit a car, did a somersault into the grass parkway, got up, looked around and ran off! Lucky deer. Lot of others not so lucky. --69.146.x.xx




Bears (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 2:38 PM
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Oh good lord. LOL - In my earlier post it wouldn't let me post because I used slang for a black bear (with an "ie" on the end of black). LOL OK I will be politically correct in the future when discussing black bears, they are now, "Hump challenged fur bearing quadrapeds." ;) --69.146.x.xx




Bears (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 4:08 PM
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The 4 yard dumpsters I have used did have the ability to lock but if the bear is dumping it right upside down I think you might need to build a fence around the dumpster to keep it out there entirely,you need to do something quickly or it will just keep coming back and cause problems with tenants cars etc --72.231.xxx.xxx




Bears (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 4:46 PM
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This must be bear season. My neighbor in the country just told me about one around my woods the other day. I think it might be after the mulberries. You might try game warden and locks.

Paulio and others, you all are really funny. That might hurt the cash flow and could make the bear sick. LOL --73.120.xx.xxx




Bears (by RB [MI]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 9:21 PM
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I could use another Bear Rug.

--184.53.x.xx




Bears (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 20, 2019 6:56 PM
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Now RB what did that poor bear ever do to you. He might give you a bear hug. LOL --73.120.xx.xxx




Bears (by mike [CA]) Posted on: May 22, 2019 1:00 PM
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Bears rootin' through the garbage? call their head coach Matt Nagy. they SHOULD be getting started now on trimming down and getting back in shape for the season. training camp isn't until late july but they should be off the dumpster food and back on training table food by now. it can't hurt to place some Packers or Lions stickers on the trash to let them know they are in mercenary territory.

;) --76.176.xxx.xxx



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