to the plastic; they are attracted to the odors emitted from items stored
inside. Here are some suggestions on how to deter animal chewing (and to
overpower the odors that attract animals):
cheesecloth, place mothballs inside and tape to the underside of the refuse
container lid. Caution: mothballs are toxic when ingested and may kill
arthritis cream) on the outside of the container.
hot pepper sauce
liquid detergent such as dishwashing detergent.
ingredients and spray on containers or shed.
with ammonia inside the item.
onto the unit.
that offer deer and squirrel repellent sprays that can be found in home
improvement and gardening stores. Follow manufacturer's instructions when
piece of your shed is damaged or the lid to your refuse container needs to be
replaced, please call Rubbermaid Consumer Services for pricing and
availability. We can be reached by calling 1-888-895-2110 Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET.
by locking the lid in place. While it does keep animals from removing the lid,
it does not prevent animal chewing.
Hope that helps answer some of the common questions about why animals chew on plastic.