How to Deal with Youths Loitering Outside Your House

Youths loitering outside of your house can be one of the most annoying parts of communal life. Whether they are making loud noises, spitting on your drive or pavement, or leaving cans of alcohol or cigarette butts on the floor, it can sometimes be hard to know what to do with them, especially if they are in a large gang. Thankfully for you, this guide has been created to outline five ways to deal with this issue. Read on now in order to learn more.


Don’t Aggravate Them

Young people react badly to aggression and often respond in kind. It’s likely that if it’s a one or two-time occurrence, that you actually need to do nothing, but if you go outside all guns blazing with a forceful and angry attitude, they will remember this and may even target your house on purpose in the future. Instead, it is better to remain calm and:


Talk to Them

Use a firm but fair attitude towards youths when going outside to talk to them. Let them know that you understand that they just want to hang out and have fun together, but ask them nicely if they could do it somewhere else. Come from a place of understanding, such as sharing what you did as a youth, and make sure to meet them on common ground. You might be surprised by how kindly they respond.


Use an Anti-Loitering Alarm

For a great technical solution to get youths to disperse, you can always use an anti-loitering alarm. This is a non-harmful solution that emits a high-frequency noise that only people under 25 can hear. While not hurting them it is annoying enough that they will decide to leave the outside of your house rather quickly. It can be controlled via a timer — if they turn up at a regular time — or via remote control, meaning that it’s easy to deploy and sort out any issue that you might have. You can easily learn more about the technology by checking out


Organize the Community

Youths usually gather around in groups and are generally anti-social because they actually have nothing else to do. This has become especially true during the pandemic. It’s worth bringing the community together to organize some solutions for getting the youths off the streets. Whether it’s building a new youth club or creating a sports team, there are lots of creative ways that you can get youths doing something far more positive with their lives.

Call the Police

If nothing else seems to get these youths to go away, you can always call the police. Just remember to only call the police if all other options have been exhausted, as calling the police in the USA can often lead to dangerous and fatal consequences. If the youths are not dangerous, be sure to stress that in your initial call and that you only want the police to be there simply to talk to them.


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