Over the last few weeks our pest control officer has been receiving numerous complaints regarding stray cats, skunks, magpies and crows. As a result of our attendance, in most of these complaints, it has been found that garbage has been left on the ground and not in a proper receptacle or bin and therefore the animals have successfully ripped open the garbage which causes the pests to return to these places for more food. It is respectfully requested that if you do not have a proper garbage bin, to hold off putting it out until the day it is picked up. Cats, skunks, magpies and crows are hungry and to leave a bag full of garbage (or food in their cases) will only result in problems. Please do not leave your garbage unless it is inside a proper bin or receptacle.