Many people have tried using rodent repellent trash bags. But do they really work? The main variety uses mint as a rodent repellent as there are many sources which claim that rodents do not like the smell. People get fed up with raccoons, squirrels and rats turning over their garbage cans. They often try these minty bags in an attempt to keep the critters at bay.
The reviews on Amazon are mixed. Some people say that they have some success when they double or triple bag the rubbish. For every person claiming that the bags work there is another saying that they make no difference. We would suggest that if the rubbish is having to be triple bagged every time the costs of bags will add up. It may be worth simply investing in bins with lid clamps.
It is the case with many rodent repellents that they work for a time and then are no longer effective. This is because rodents are wary little creatures and if there is a change in their environment they may keep away for a time. If they are hungry and realise that there is no real threat then they may return to the area. It may also be the case that the strength of the repellent odour may diminish over time. The repellents may be stronger when fresh and after a few weeks or months the smell of the bags may diminish, making them less effective.
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