Gardening is a hobby that has been proven to reduce stress. It is a relaxing and rewarding job and will give us a steady supply of fresh vegetables and fruits. Cultivating even the flowers that make our garden aesthetically pleasing will take a great deal of effort. It will be irritating once you discovered that your garden is being ravaged by the wild animals. Let us enumerate the animals that can eat the plants in your garden.
Type of Animals That will Eat Your Garden
Some of the urban mammals that will eat the plants in our garden include the gophers, rabbit, and deer. In other parts of the country, their plants will not be safe from the voracious appetite of the goats, rabbits, squirrels, etc.
The attack of the Jersey City deer on our garden can be challenging to determine. They will usually inspect the various areas of our garden at nighttime. They are silent guests and will often invade the areas that they are unwanted. In order to identify their presence, you will have to look for deer droppings and tracks. In case the community is close to a wooded area, then the likely culprit would be the deer.
According to the reports, there’s not a lot of things that you can do to keep your gardens protected against the attack of the deer. Some people have used a combination of sound repellents and machine deterrents such water sprinkler with motion sensor. Sadly, deer can easily adapt to the sounds and they can look for a route that is beyond the reach of the water sprinkler.
While the squirrels will prefer to grind their teeth on foods with tough coating such as acorns and walnuts, they can still eat the foliage in our New Jersey garden when there is a scarcity in food. The shallow holes that are about the size of the golf ball in our yard can be a sign of the squirrel presence. There should also be bite marks on the fruits. The squirrels love to eat eggplants, cucumber, squash, and beans.
The Jersey City rabbits can eat a chunk of the leaves minus those jagged edge that you will normally see from the other plant eaters. They also love to eat fruits in your garden. They will hunt for foods at the evening or during the early morning hours. They prefer to live in the grassy area and they will not travel far from their burrows. You may install chicken wires around the perimeter of your garden to protect it.
The groundhogs can create a mess out of your plants. They also love the taste of corn, beans, peas, broccoli, and cabbage. Controlling the infestation of the woodchucks can be difficult since they will often spend their time inside their burrows. Installing a fence can keep these creatures at bay but be sure to keep the fence buried at least 1ft below the ground.
Trapping can be an effective solution against these nuisance creatures. However, there are still things that you should consider. For instance, dealing with an animal inside the cage can be hazardous. Therefore, you should leave it at the hands of the professionals.
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