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If keeping mice or rats out of your garden and yard is a concern, there are a few precautions you can take on your own. Strap on your gardening gloves and use this guide to help control rodents that might want to make their home in your garden.
Clean Up Around Bird Feeders
If you love having birds in your backyard and don't want to get rid of your bird feeders completely, spend some time each day cleaning up any bird food or seeds that might fall on the ground. The food can make an attractive meal for mice and rats. You'll also want to avoid putting out stale bread or other snacks for birds and squirrels.
Tend To Compost Regularly
Compost piles, particularly those that have food scraps in them, can attract rodents to your yard and garden. Be sure to turn the compost regularly so food isn't readily available on the top of the pile. You can also place a tarp on the compost pile, which can reduce the amount of air available for rodents to breathe while scavenging for food. This can sometimes make digging through your compost an unpleasant experience. Hosing down the compost pile can also help to deter rodents. Be sure that you use a compost bin with high walls to make it as inaccessible as possible.
Install Mesh Fencing
While mice and rats can squeeze through small openings, it is possible to help keep them out of your garden with a mesh fence. You can purchase rodent-resistant mesh fencing from your local hardware store or through your local pest control service. The fencing should be sunk into the ground to prevent mice and rats from burrowing underneath to get at your plants.
Remove Hiding Places
Having tall grass and an unkempt lawn can provide cover for rodents as they seek out food sources. Be sure to keep the grass cut, remove weeds from your flowerbed or garden, and take time to prune bushes and shrubs. The neater and cleaner your lawn and garden are, the harder it will be for pesky rodents to hide from sight.
If you suspect that you have a problem with rodents, contact your local pest control service for help. Your exterminator can help remove the rodent population and help you to put new measures in place to prevent them from coming back to feast on your garden and greenery again. Check out sites like http://molterpestandwildlife.com for more information.Share
6 December 2017