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Pro Tips for Garden Pest Control — Critters


Keep little pests like this one out of your yard!

Keep little pests like this one out of your yard!

Last week, we talked a little about how you can keep insects out of your landscape, so make sure to check it out. This week, we’re going to be talking about a slightly cuter variety of menace. That’s right.  Your beautiful landscape could become prey to predators like rabbits, gophers, and mice. Are you ready to learn more about how you can keep these critters out of your yard? Well, let’s get started.

Critters? In my yard?

Yes, those little pests are probably on their way. After all, the weather is nice and winter is long over. This is mating season for squirrels and bunnies and that means they’re going to have a whole lot of hunger. It’s not just your vegetables that are in danger either, all sorts of plants are appealing to small, furry, vermin. Now, don’t worry, we’ve got a few tips to help you keep them out.

Deterrents don’t have to be damaging.

The use of violence or poison is strongly discouraged. Poisonous traps can often backfire and harm your pets or children. It’s always best to stick to humane methods of animal deterrents. You can use scare traps or sonic deterrents, but they do tend to lose their effectiveness over time. Get ready to switch up your methods pretty regularly if you go with those kinds of repellents. Scent repellents like garlic pieces or predator urine are also excellent, but they too lose their sting after the critters get used to them.

The best critter repellent is not what you think.

The best way to keep critters out of your yard is by using a fence. Yep. It’s that simple. A fence without any holes for animals to crawl through is one of the easiest, most effective methods for keeping critters out of your landscaping. You have to make sure that your fence is impenetrable, and for extra protection you can add some chicken wire to your most precious veggies.

Protect Your Landscape from Critters!

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