How do you keep rodents out of your garden naturally

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Like possums , rabbits, birds, squirks ect

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  • Krisihli Krisihli on Jun 29, 2017
    Cat!

  • This may seem odd, but I don't. They are all a part of nature and we all coexist in peace and harmony. Yes they can dig stuff up, eat your strawberries, tomatoes and other garden delights, and to me, nothing to stress over. I feed the wild birds, they leave the rest of my garden alone. Have you ever watched a lizard eat a strawberry? One of the best half hour segments of my life. To me they are not rodents but the wonderful creatures of nature that God created and have their place. Yes, I sound like a hippy hugging tree lover, which, the older I get, the stronger I feel that way - too many years of working in the stone jungle will do it to you - to me, nature is to be embraced, not fought against.

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    • Not worried in the least bit - I have 6 cats, 3 dogs, 3 neighbor dogs, a canary and a dragon. Anyone that wanders into the area will know better. One of my dogs scares things away. The cats lare the laziest cats ever . . . I fear absolutely nothing . . .

      Stay up one night, watch what creeps through your yard . . . Pretty amazing.

      Plus a bit of common sense comes into play too.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 29, 2017
    Lay down chicken wire. Most critters hate to step on it. You can spray paint to blend in and even lightly mulch.

  • Tra25802472 Tra25802472 on Jun 29, 2017
    chicken wire fencing!

  • Mls23897055 Mls23897055 on Jun 29, 2017
    Use tea bags

  • Sco19943475 Sco19943475 on Jun 29, 2017
    Fake snakes work for birds usually. Moth balls help with some animals but not all.

  • Bob Onitt Bob Onitt on Jun 29, 2017
    depends on do you want them dead or gone ...cat is dead and haphazard, chickwire is ugly and haphazard ,and mulching only works till first good rain or irrigation,if you don't remove them they will over run you leaving pestilence behind fleas hantavirus ticks check CDC reports of actual plague pops up now and then in states and always attributed to rodents just breath in the dust where mice are can tranmit hantavirus ,so how bad you want them gone?,you can bait them but that entails usually some type of anti-coagulent mostley warferin but they can develope immunity like NYs super rats ,the best method i've seen is a garbage can filled with either water or a coulpe of corn or rat snakes that should fill your natural order senario ,but you have to care for the snakes ,or 4 to 5 inhces of water instead of the snake you cover can top with news paper a couple three layers thick ,tape in place then put a series of cuts in papr toward the middle clear through in some spots just slice the less visible the better,you are weakening the paper so it won't hold the rodents weight for but a few seconds then lay a walkway up to paper even bridging over part way then a trail of bait ,sunflower seeds dry corn rabbit food etc. to paper and scattered near or in center of weakend area they go for it fall through it and drown ,gotta have enough water so they don't jump or climb out ,but not enough to froth out by churning the water