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Isn’t it incredible how our furry little nature buddies appear to be able to tell the instant you finish planting a fresh veggie patch or raised flowerbed? When you’re not looking, they meet up and plan to eat your tulip bulbs, dig up your seedlings, or take your prize-winning plants as soon as you turn your back on them.

This blog will cover how to get rid of rodents in your garden. But first, let’s look up some facts about those raccoons, rodents, and squirrels who seem to sabotage your gardening all the time!

Raccoons

Raccoons have some of nature’s most skilled hands. Since a significant amount of the sensory information that raccoons perceive comes from the tactile feedback they receive from objects they handle in their paws, they will utilize their hands to learn more about the objects they are manipulating.

They don’t like spiky plants since their feet are delicate. They will stay away from plants with pointy leaves, such as cucumbers, squash, and other types. Peppermint, spicy things and ammonia are all despised by this animal.

Squirrels

Squirrels have padded feet that cushion jumps from up to 20 feet high and can run up to 20 mph. In addition, they can balance themselves during high leaps by using their fluffy tails as parachutes.

Squirrels are particularly attracted to fallen fruits and seeds, so be sure to remove those from your property. Flowers like daffodils, narcissus, and marigold are all plants that squirrels are repulsed by.

Rodents

Mice and other rodents create underground tunnels as hiding places when they are not out hunting. In the winter, animals use these holes to hibernate and stockpile food. Similar to people, mice tend to keep their houses neat and orderly, even designating specific areas of their burrows for various uses, including food storage, sleeping, and even using the bathroom.

Plants disappearing overnight or appearing to be pulled into the ground from below, tunnels in the ground, mounds, and droppings that are like black rice grains are all telltale signs of rodents in the garden.

How to get rid of rodents in your garden?

Ridding your property of raccoons!

  • A raccoon can be detected using a motion sensor sprinkler, which will then shower them with cold water.
  • They are scared by the combination of lights and sounds that an ultrasonic deterrent device delivers.
  • Make sure trash cans are securely locked or kept inside a garage or shed since raccoons eat garbage.
  • The mint in rodent-repellent garbage bags like HDX deters raccoons without endangering them. They are secure for both people and animals.
  • Place a basin or ammonia-soaked rags at raccoon access locations. The cleaner has an unpleasant urine odor.
  • Every night, remove the outdoor pet and bird food.
  • Put up electric fences all around the locations you want to keep secure.

Save your garden from the squirrels!

  • Don’t give them food. Squirrels and other animals are free to eat any food they find in the yard.
  • Regularly rake your lawn to get rid of any fallen fruit, nuts, or seeds.
  • Squirrels may be kept out of the yard by dogs, cats, and sprays made from the urine of predators.
  • Sprinkler systems that react to motion may help keep them away.
  • Place plastic pipes around non-electric cables and block any access points. On the wire, the pipe will spin.
  • Build a mesh wire fence, place fences or nets around plants, and place two-foot wide metal collars around trees and poles.
  • Place mint plants along the garden’s edge.
  • Grow daffodils. These blooms are toxic, rendering them unfit for consumption.
  • Block the house’s entrances.

Repel the rodents!

  • Install fences around gardens that are four feet high.
  • Trim shrubs and trees, get rid of brush heaps and pick up any fallen tree fruit.
  • Safeguard pet food and trash cans.
  • Close or secure all exterior doors and decks, and porches as entrance points.

A common solution- Sprinkle some coffee grounds around your property!

Even if you don’t drink coffee, it’s worthwhile to try using coffee grounds to keep squirrels and other animals away. The majority of coffee businesses are happy to save some used grounds for you, and some even have scheduled days for picking up used grounds.

Old coffee grounds should be freely poured or scattered around the base of your plant and/or the edge of your garden bed. They come in dry or wet varieties. According to the notion, both the smell and the coarse coffee grains deter animals.

To conclude?

Although these backyard animals have bad habits that harm homes and property, they also have ecological advantages. For example, rodents and squirrels frequently assist in dispersing seeds, promoting increased plant development and soil aeration.

But yes, it must be acknowledged that when it comes to these critters feasting on your hard work, it is time for them to leave your property!

Are you in need of rodent removal? Our friendly operators at Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control are available now at (817) 606-7607 or (972) 954-9244. Find out more about our rodent removal in Arlington and Fort Worth, TX.