Fayetteville Wildlife and Animal Removal

How to Keep Rodents Out of My Garden

When you have a garden, you may want to prevent Fayetteville rodents like groundhogs, meadow voles, and moles from accessing it. Even other rodents like common rats and mice are not nice to be around a garden. Rodents can cause a lot of damage to gardens eating vegetables and digging holes. If you desire a healthy garden, it is necessary to take adequate steps to keep rodents out of the garden. Some measures that can be undertaken include:

Fencing the garden:
A good fence will often prevent access to certain North Carolina rodents. The fence has to be sturdy and at least with a base of 18 a foot underground. Rodent are very good climbers. If the fence is not well built, they probably may be able to climb over it. Often bending the top of the fence outward can make it difficult for them to climb over. Fencing is a preventive measure but is not completely effective. A combination of fencing and repellents will often provide great results.

The use of Repellents:
There are a variety of repellents in the market place that can be used to effectively keep Fayetteville rodents away from garden. When using repellents, it is essential to be certain that they are safe for human and will not be harmful to your plants. For repelling groundhogs for instance hot pepper wax spray is often efficient. You may also think of planting mint around the garden. These plants are like natural repellent to rodents and will keep most of them away. Another type of natural repellent is the use of predator urine. This will instinctively send out a warning sign to the rodent of nearby danger having them run away. There are two different methods of using chemical repellents.

• You can either repellent around the edges of the garden. This method is used when the repellent can be harmful to the plant or is natural such as planting mint or using predator's urine.
• Another method is to actually place the repellents in the flower bed just before planting. Sprinkle the repellent throughout the flower bed. For such a method, you must be certain that the repellent used is not harmful to the North Carolina plant or to humans.

The use of traps
Use traps when you actually want to capture the rodent and set it loose in another North Carolina location. Groundhogs for instance often would have their nest near the garden and would come out at night to feed. It would be better to actually relocate them to a more suitable environment where they will thrive in their natural habitat. Voles or field mouse are the biggest concern for any gardener. If the garden is infested with voles, effective measure for control and reducing their population may be necessary and in extreme cases the help of a professional Fayetteville pest controller would be beneficial to keeping rodents out of gardens.

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