Key to keeping Animals out of the Garden
The first step is to identify the animals that are causing the damage and learn a little about that particular animal's habits. This way you can put together an effective solution. Making your garden less attractive to wildlife is a major key as well.
- Eliminate hiding or nesting areas, such as brush piles and tall grass and seal off any access to crawl spaces.
- Minimizing other food sources nearby will help to keep animals away.
- Be sure to cover your compost pile, this will help discourage raccoons.
- Cleaning up birdseed that has fallen on the ground will help to discourage squirrels and other animals.
- Using scent repellents, like garlic clips, castor oil and animal urine can be very effective in keeping animals out of gardens. Products that use hot peppers can help deter rabbits and other small animals.
- Fences are the most effective solution. Fences offer the best way to provide complete protection for your plants while not harming the wildlife.
- Live traps, there are many sizes available and they offer a good solution for removing the animals without harming them.
What Can I Do?
Modify the environment:
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