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Protecting Your Garden From Pesky Animals

If you are looking for animal control to keep critters out of your Milwaukee garden, one of the simplest options to try is to put a fence around it. Though it can struggle to keep out large animals such as deer, it may be the best way to keep your garden out of harm’s way when it comes to animals such as raccoons, squirrels, and rodents. Here are some points to consider:

  • Fences are at their best when the animal doesn’t know what it’s protecting. An animal that’s hungry will try harder to get through any fence. So it’s best if the fence doesn’t show what’s on the other side.
  • Electric fences are more expensive and require more maintenance but it will do their job better. Remove any vegetation from touching the fence as it will lessen the charge.
  • Before installing them, check local laws about fences. They might block views or violate codes.

Vegetable gardens are one of the most targeted.

What Animals are Particularly Tricky to Protect Against?

While there are a number of wildlife species that can wreak havoc on your property and garden, squirrels and raccoons and opossums are among the trickiest. Although squirrels often inspire laughter with their feisty chattering and acrobatic maneuvers, they tend to dig up gardens, chewing up vegetables and leave your garden a mess. Tree buds, leaves, flowers, berries, fruits or garden seedlings aren’t safe from them either. If a fence doesn’t do the trick when it comes to protecting against squirrels, your safest option is a professional Milwaukee animal control service.

Raccoon and Opossum

These animals can both dig and climb, so build a fence that’s 4-feet high with the top 18 inches unattached. This will fall back on the critter and that way ensure it can’t climb the fence. To stop it from tunneling under curve the bottom of the fence 90 degrees to create a 2-foot wide apron, and bury it several inches deep. It should also be mentioned that raccoons and opossums don’t like when something is stuck to their feet, so it may be a good idea to keep the grass short and put bird netting on the ground.

Rats are common amongst garden pests.

DIY Methods Aren’t Working and You Need Professional Help? Get in Touch with Skedaddle

DIY protection methods are certainly an option, but in addition to costing time, effort and money, there’s no guarantee they will work. Going with the professional approach carries a great certainty of effectiveness and success with it. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a company that has been in business for almost three decades and has helped more than 200,000 homeowners to date. It has pioneered a number of humane removal and exclusion methods and takes great pride in never harming the invaders. Get in touch with Skedaddle today if you’re looking for a professional and reliable animal control provider in Milwaukee.


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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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