What would you do if your garden/ restaurant store was attacked by pests such as voles, woodchucks, squirrels, gophers, rabbits, moles, and other little animals that only bring damage to our gardens? First reaction could be to grab a gun like and pull the trigger to their direction, blast them to pieces. Wait, there are some viable alternatives: Follow me…
Identifying the creature that is bothering you– try to learn a little more about the habits of that animal. This knowledge is important for coming up with an effective solution if you are ever going to do this alone.
Make your garden less attractive to pests– You can achieve this by eliminate hiding or nesting areas, for example brush piles and tall grasses. Go ahead and seal off access to crawl spaces beneath your porch or deck. Cut off their food sources by covering your compost pile will discourage raccoons, cleaning up birdseed will give squirrels no reason to visit. Also using some milky spore and other beneficial nematodes on your lawn will reduce grub populations; which are a favourite food for moles and skunks.
Here are also some pest control methods you can use- choose the one(s) most appropriate to the pest and to your situation.
Eradication– I have already mentioned that shooting the perpetrator is probably not an option, by choice or by zoning restrictions it is not a wise move. There are some poison baits that are going to be effective against some pests, but they can also pose a danger to pets. Smoke bombs and scissor traps will certainly kill some types of pests, but are a gruesome solution.
A more humane approach can be to figure out how to peacefully coexist with wildlife and let these animals go about their lives as we go about ours.
Repellents– There are scent repellents, such as garlic clips and predator urine that can be an effective temporary solution but also need to be monitored and reapplied to remain effective. Products made from hot peppers can also be a problem to nibbling rabbits. Some types of plants can also work for example castor bean and fritillaria; these are said to discourage rodents. Mothballs can sometimes be used as a scent deterrent, but must be handled with caution as they are poisonous to pets and children.
Sometimes if you find all these confusing, it may be useful to contact qualified Pest Control services around to help you through this process of keeping off pests from your garden.… Read the rest