In some parts of the country, bears are a very real concern that can sometimes hit closer to home than you realize. They are wild animals and, as often the case with these, they seek out food and water anywhere they can find it.
Since man has been steadily encroaching the wilderness for some time, it only makes sense that bears would begin encroaching on ours. Not because of revenge but because they simply have nowhere to go.
That’s why we came up with some home security tips for dealing with bears:
1) Lock up the trash containers. We throw out a lot of food as a species and bears dive in for that stuff. If you keep your trash in a shed in a heavily bear-populated area, you can expect trouble if you don’t lock it down with chains and a sturdy lock.
2) No bird feeders on poles. Bird seed is just too tempting and it’s no problem for a full grown grizzly to bend the pole and take the seed. If you want a bird feeder, suspend it from a tree and far enough away from your property to avoid trouble.
3) Always remember to close your garage door. There was a story on the news a few months back about a bear cub that wormed his way into a lady’s garage and got stuck. Eventually the mama bear came to the rescue bringing with it, the inherent danger of a startled mother bear.
And, speaking of the news, another security tip though a little impractical (at least with bears) is a home security system. Situations like what happened on the news where a bear actually entered a woman’s home are extremely rare, but if you’re seriously concerned, then that might be a good idea. Sites like www.securitychoice.com are just one of many with systems that can help with this highly unlikely but, still, highly dangerous scenario.