Living with Bears

Part of the "rural tranquility" of Bradbury includes being  in the company
bear_in_trashBears are attracted to anything smelly or edible, especially garbage. Bears are also attracted to beehives, orchards and gardens. Follow these guidelines to help keep your home "bearproof":

  • Deodorize garbage can with bleach or ammonia.
  • Double-bag garbage to help eliminate odors.
  • Separate "wet garbage" and keep it in an air and odor tight container. Use a garbage disposal whenever possible. Freeze meat bones or other smelly items until pick-up day.
  • Be sure to keep barbecue grills clean.
  • Pick up fallen tree fruit, and put away pet food and bird feeders at night.
  • Close windows at night on accessible ground floors and decks.
  • Don't leave food in or near a windowsill or on a counter near an open window.
  • Securely block access to potential hibernation sites, such as crawl spaces under decks or buildings.

For a more in depth guide to Living with Bears from the California Department of Fish & Game click here.

Burrtec also offers wild life resistant trash receptacles. For more information please call (626) 932-1558.