First, the Strong Strap is excellent at keeping small- to medium-sized pests out of trash bins. Expect fewer raccoons, birds, coyotes, dogs, cats, crows, rats, opossums, javelinas, squirrels, and seagulls. When using a high-quality bin with a rigid lid, customers can achieve 100% pest-proof garbage cans.
On the contrary, bears are another story. The Strong Strap is average against black bears, and below-average against brown bears. In order to deter bears, two Strong Straps must be used on one can. The results will vary. Please note, there are limitations to the product warranty when used against bears.