How Milton residents can prevent rodents from gathering in backyards this summer

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Published August 10, 2022 at 10:19 am

During the summer, spotting small animals in the Town of Milton can be common, particularly when they are out seeking food.

And while spotting them around Town is common, it’s important to take preventative measures to keep them from gathering outside your home.


The Town of Milton often issues reminders on how residents can help keep the community clean.

The most recent reminder provided tips to help discourage animals such as rodents, raccoons and coyotes from gathering in backyards this summer.

In order for Milton residents to discourage rodents, they are being advised to secure garbage or organic compost in containers with tight-fitting lids, not leave food scraps out or around the yard, cut tall grass and weeds and rodent-proof homes.

In terms of avoiding interactions with coyotes, the Town of Milton suggests storing garbage, compost and pet food in a place they cannot access, supervising animals when they are in the yard and cleaning up after your dog as coyotes are attracted to dog feces.

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