How should I control rodents around dumpsters?

Make sure your dumpster is:

  • On cement or asphalt
  • Free of holes larger than 1/4" (with screened, capped, or plugged drainage spouts)
  • Covered by a well-fitting lid
  • Located at least 25' from the building and at least 3' from any wall or fence
  • Emptied regularly enough so that the lid will close and it doesn’t overflow
  • Monitored for spilled trash and puddles of water; clean these up immediately

If rodents are active around the dumpsters, talk to a Pest Management Professional about installing secure tamper-resistant bait stations and servicing them regularly.