If you like to grow vegetables in a garden during the summer, you face numerous challenges. On top of scorching temperatures and inconsistent rainfall, you have to deal with wild animals. If they get into your garden, they can damage or destroy vegetables that you worked hard to raise. Taking some simple precautions can protect your garden from deer, rabbits, groundhogs, birds, and other animals.
How to Keep Wildlife out of Your Garden
The best approach is to anticipate potential problems and address them when you plant your garden. A tall fence can keep large animals, such as deer, away from your growing plants. For animals that burrow, such as groundhogs, you’ll have to extend metal fencing beneath the ground so they can’t dig under it and get into the garden.
In some cases, repellents can be effective. A variety of repellents are sold, and they’re meant to keep different types of animals away. Before you buy a repellent, make sure you know what kind of wildlife you’re dealing with and select a repellent that’s effective against that species.
What to Do If Wild Animals Have Damaged Your Garden
If you’ve already encountered a problem with wildlife, you’ll have to act quickly to keep animals from completely destroying your crops. Don’t try to catch or chase away wild animals yourself. Your efforts will most likely be ineffective, and a frightened animal might bite or scratch you. That can lead to serious injuries, and some species of wildlife carry diseases that can be passed to humans.
Let the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control take care of the problem. We’ve helped homeowners across Connecticut deal with a wide range of species, including groundhogs, squirrels, raccoons, moles, skunks, and opossum.
We don’t use poisons or pesticides. Chemicals can do more than harm or kill wild animals that are causing problems for homeowners. They can also cause pets or children to fall ill and pollute the environment.
We use humane methods that are intended to prevent harm. We trap nuisance wildlife and relocate animals to locations where they’re unlikely to come back and cause additional problems.
Get an Estimate for Wildlife Control Services
Weather conditions make it difficult to raise a garden in Connecticut during the summer. Wild animals can make things even more challenging.
If animals have eaten or damaged plants in your garden, act quickly. The team at Anderson Wildlife Control can figure out what species is causing the problem and use a safe and appropriate method to deal with it. Contact us today to get an estimate.