Keeping Rodents Out Of Your Garden


If you have a garden on your property, you want to keep all types of pests away from your growing flowers, vegetables, and fruits. Take a few precautionary steps aids in deterring rodents, such as mice, moles, gophers, and rats, from rummaging through and eating your plants.

Take Away Food And Water Sources

A place that has abundant food and water is one that rodents will not want to leave. As soon as fruit or vegetables are ready for harvesting, remove them from your garden. If you have outdoor animals that you feed, be sure to remove food from their bowls, troughs, or containers after meals are completed. Check that there are no dripping faucets on your house, and consider watering your garden in the early morning hours instead of the evening, as nocturnal rodents will have readily available moisture if plants are provided with water near rodents' active time.

Keep Up On Garden Maintenance

An untidy garden not only attracts pests but also makes it difficult for you to access your plants for watering or harvesting. Make sure to weed your garden often and take the time to clip overgrown plants. The more growth you have in your garden, the more places you have to lure rodents to use as a nesting area. Keep up with lawn mowing and turn compost material every few days to discourage rodents from using this area for their home.

Use A Decoy To Frighten Pests

Some rodents are afraid of birds as they are predators to smaller creatures. Just as a scarecrow is used to frighten birds from crops, a bird decoy works well at keeping smaller critters from sticking around. Decoys can be purchased from sporting goods stores in the hunting section or in a home goods store in the gardening section. Make sure to reposition the decoy every few days or rodents will catch on to the fact that the device is not a live animal.

Use Fencing And Underground Barriers

If you notice signs that rodents are causing havoc to your garden, consider using a chickenwire fence to help protect your plants from being eaten and the ground from burrows. Underground pests, however, may still be able to get in. To thwart an attack by moles or gophers, add a layer of hardware cloth around the perimeter of your garden. Dig the area down an inch or two and cover with soil after the cloth is in place.

For more information, contact rodent control services in your area.


8 September 2021

how to eliminate pests for good

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