One of the most exciting and beautiful aspects of the spring season is the presence of blooming flowers and thriving plant life. If you have a garden, you may already have plans to sow several different seeds for plants and food this season. Gardening takes planning, patience, and precise care. When local wildlife wreaks havoc on your garden, it can be incredibly disheartening. Shumaker’s Animal Control is here with tips on how to keep animal pests out of your garden.
Identify the Type of Pest
If your garden has fallen victim to damage, you should do your best to identify the type of pest in question and learn more about its eating habits. Different types of animals and insects cause different types of damage. If there is a food source in your garden or you are using compost, your garden may draw the attention of raccoons, mice, groundhogs, and more.
Common Animal Pests
Your garden is vulnerable to several different types of wildlife. Common animal pests that may damage your garden are: chipmunks, gophers, mice, moles, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, rats, skunks, squirrels, foxes, deer, birds, and snakes. Rabbits and deer commonly tend to nibble on plants in gardens whereas opossums and mice tend to ravage plants and food sources.
Keep Animal Pests Out of Your Garden
There are several different humane approaches you can take to keep animal pests out of your garden. Implementing different types of fencing or chicken wire around your garden is a good deterrent. You can also use animal resistant plants that are less attractive to wildlife. Keeping your compost pile securely covered is a great way to discourage pests like raccoons and mice. If your garden is continuously being damaged by animal pests despite your efforts to coexist, employ professional help to identify, remove, and relocate the pest.
Need an Animal Removed? We Can Help!
Call Shumaker’s Animal Control today. Shumaker’s Animal Control is a twenty-five-year veteran of the animal and pest control profession. We specialize in bat removal, fox removal, groundhog (woodchuck) removal, opossum-removal, snake-removal, squirrel -removal, raccoon -removal, rat and mouse- removal, and rodent control. We can trap anything, then we patch up the entry hole permanently.
We control and remove animals in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Queens Anne County and Howard County, and we have a vast network of pest control and wildlife cooperators licensed to operate anywhere in the state of Maryland.
If you have any questions about animal removal or rodent control, contact Shumaker’s Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!