Most people think of pests in the garden as only being insects. Well, there are a number of animals that can become a pest too, chomping away or trampling on all your prized plants. We can help with this problem though. Here you will find many of these animal pests and how to go about getting rid of them, or at least try to repel them safely.
Tender seedlings are vulnerable to pests, especially animals. Determining which animals are the culprit and, more importantly, how to control them, will be essential to a successful start to the garden season. Learn what to do about small animals eating seedlings here.
Voles are troublesome rodents that can do a lot of harm in a garden. Anti-vole gardens can be a challenge since these little guys aren’t too picky with their diets. However, it is possible to find plants voles actually don’t like. Learn what plants voles won’t eat here.
In winter, when food sources are scarce, small rodents eat what they can find to survive. Unfortunately, mice chewing on trees can cause serious damage. Click here for information on mouse bark damage as well as tips on keeping mice from eating tree bark in your yard.
Gardens face challenges due to many different pests in the garden. One of these pests includes mice. If mice are nibbling away in your garden, click here to learn what plants will be safe from mice and which ones may actually help repel them.
Rodents that eat tree bark include everything from rabbits to voles. With a little effort, you can install rodent protection for trees and take steps to aid trees damaged by rodents. Click on the following article to find out how to protect or save your trees.
Just as we would prefer our homes to be rodent free, preventing the presence of these nuisance animals in our gardens, yards, and flower beds is equally important. Click this article for tips on preventing mulch rodent problems and keeping mice out of mulch.
Your English ivy is eaten down to the ground. You've tried deer repellents, human hair, even soap, but nothing keeps the deer from chewing the leaves off your groundcover. Without their leaves, groundcovers fail to control the weeds. Click here for deer proof groundcovers.
Certain regions are waterfowl Nirvana. If you live in such a site, don't despair. There are some plants ducks and geese won't eat. Keeping plants safe from ducks and geese is another option to a waterfowl proof garden by using barriers. Learn more in this article.
Why do squirrels dig holes in trees? Good question! Squirrels sometimes gnaw trees, usually where bark is rotten or a dead branch has fallen from the tree, to get to the sweet sap just below the bark. Let?s take a closer look in this article.
Coyotes generally prefer to avoid contact with humans, but as their habitat shrinks and they become more accustomed to people, they can sometimes become unwelcome visitors to the garden. Find out about coyote control and what to do about coyotes in the garden here.
Of all garden pests, mammals are often the ones that can do the greatest damage in the shortest time. One strategy for warding off these animals is to use predator urine as a pest deterrent. Learn more about this pest control method here.
Most of us love having backyard birds to watch and to feed. On the other hand, bird damage to lawns can be extensive. If you?re finding small holes in your grass and you see a lot of birds around, the damage is probably caused by birds foraging for food. Learn more here.
Dogs may trample down plants and break stems, they may dig up plants, and they just might decide that your prize peony is their favorite potty spot. Keeping dogs away from garden plants can seem like a never-ending battle. Learn more here.
We are used to seeing ?chicken found? or ?chicken lost? signs and even chickens themselves strutting across our lawns. But you don?t just want the chickens running amok. Protecting plants from chickens is also a priority. This article will help.
No matter where you are, pests of one kind or another are a constant threat. Even containers, which feel like they ought to be safe, can easily fall prey to hungry critters. Learn more about how to protect potted plants from animals in this article.
Squirrels are tenacious creatures and if they decide to dig a tunnel in your potted plant, it may seem like keeping squirrels out of containers is a hopeless task. If you?ve had it up to here with potted plants and squirrels, here are a few suggestions that may help.
Wallabies generally eat grasses and other plants, including food crops, and can become a nuisance in the home garden. Click this article to investigate some tricks and tips that will allow you to enjoy these wild animals without sacrificing your produce plot.
Kangaroos in the garden can be more of a nuisance than a delight due to their grazing habits. They will eat almost anything from prized roses to carefully tended vegetables. Click this article for some tips on how to control kangaroos in your garden.
While it?s frustrating to notice signs of beaver damage to trees, it?s important to recognize the importance of these wetland creatures, and to strike a healthy balance. Click this article for some helpful tips for protecting trees from beaver damage.
Moose in the garden is a problem that doesn't happen in all parts of North America. That said, for those gardeners with a lifetime of experience of moose in yards, the key to success is mixing it up and confusing these huge grazers. Learn more here.
Badger damage can be annoying and visually distressing but rarely causes permanent effects. Generally, badgers in the garden are not a problem during winter and fall. That said, this article will help with how to get rid of badgers and minimize problems.
Gardeners are constantly worrying about protecting their plants from hungry deer, rabbits and insects. Sometimes our feathered friends can also eat flowers and buds from certain plants. Click here to learn why this happens.
Crawfish are a seasonal problem in some regions. They tend to make burrows in lawns during the rainy season, which can be unsightly and damage mowing equipment. Getting rid of crawfish is not that easy. Try these tips for removing crayfish in the garden.
Castor oil for garden use may repel voles, moles and possibly other digging and tunneling animals, such as armadillos. Using castor oil as pest control is a time honored method and is non-toxic and safe around children and pets. Click here to learn more.
American pronghorn, which is closely related to the antelope and goats, are pests in many gardens. Antelope control requires a (forgive the pun) 4-pronged assault, careful planning and vigilance. This article should help.
Most turtles are harmless, but snapping turtle control may be necessary to avoid children and pets from becoming injured. If you?re wondering, ?how to get rid of turtles in my yard,? this article will help.
Kangaroo plant damage is an issue that, as yet, does not have a catch-all solution. There are some known ways to deter kangaroos, however. Click here for information on how to keep kangaroos away and prevent damage caused by kangaroos.
Birds are often welcome visitors but they may turn around and become serious garden pests. There are several highly effective ways to keep birds out of your garden and protect your seedlings from these feathery visitors this spring. Click here for more.
Living with wildlife is a delicate balance of give and take, but when wild turkeys are doing a lot more taking from your garden than giving, it may be time to send them packing. Read this article and we?ll tell you how.
They may be furry and cute and their antics fun to watch, but rabbits lose their appeal when they wreak havoc in the garden by chewing up your plants. Selecting rabbit resistant plants isn?t a sure-fire solution, but tips from this article will help.
Peacocks flock in wild situations and have been known to do considerable damage to neighborhoods they colonize. Peacock control is essential for the gardener who wants to protect tender plants, their cars, siding, screen doors and more. This article can help.
If you enjoy watching wildlife in your garden, for some of you, one animal you don?t want to see is a bird of prey. Find out how to discourage hawks and owls from visiting your garden in this article should they be a threat to your peace of mind.
Hanging planters often provide attractive nesting sites for birds. Bird proofing hanging baskets will prevent unwanted attacks and ease concerns about watering or maintaining your containers. Try a few of the suggestions in this article.
In some areas of the country, the fox can be a menace. Learn more about how to prevent foxes in the garden by reading the article that follows. Don't let these sly animal pests wreak havoc on your turf. Click here.
Besides just growing plants, many gardeners like to encourage insects and birds to wander into the garden. But some bird species are annoying or damaging. Read here for ideas to keep them under control.
Snakes are shy animals that try to avoid contact with people just as much as people try to avoid encounters with them. However, there are times when you may need help getting rid of garden snakes. Learn more here.
A flock of migrating Canada geese is fun for awhile, but when they suddenly take up residence in your neighborhood, you?ll find they can become a menace. Get help from this article to keep them under control.
Mice in the garden are a nuisance and a potential health threat due to the diseases these pests carry. It is not unusual to have mice in the garden, and this article will help with getting rid of them.
Sooner or later every gardener will engage in a battle to protect their prized seedlings from the curious snouts, paws and claws of domestic (and wild) dogs. Find out 5 ways to deter them in this article.
Gophers can be a serious problem for a homeowner. While they may be cute looking, the damage they wreak can be far from cute. So learning how to get rid of gophers becomes a priority, and this article can help.
Groundhogs are known for their extensive burrowing. These animals may be cute and cuddly looking but when they wander into our gardens, they can quickly wreak havoc on plants and crops. Get help for that here.
To those who live in cooler places, iguana control may seem like a trivial problem. But, if you live in a place where iguanas roam freely, the question of how to get rid of iguanas is a big one. This article will help.
Squirrels can damage your plants and ruin all the hard work you?ve put into your garden. If you are wondering how to keep squirrels out of garden or how to get rid of squirrels, read here to find out more.
Toads are actually welcome additions to the garden, but not everyone wants them, especially if their numbers become impossible to manage. This article will help with ridding toads from the garden should this occur.
Getting rid of chipmunks in your garden is similar to getting rid of squirrels. Chipmunk control requires just a little knowledge. Read this article to discover effective ways to rid chipmunks from your garden.
Dogs are a very popular house pet but they are not always the best things for our garden. There are many natural and organic methods to keep them under control though. Take a look at a few in this article.
For a bird lover, one of the most frustrating things that you can experience is to see the bushy tail of a greedy squirrel hanging off the side of your birdfeeders. So what is a bird lover to do? Read here to find out.