How to keep rats out of my garden
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There isn’t really a foolproof way of making sure rats can't get in your
garden. They are wild animals, and they are small and nimble wild
animals at that. There's a good chance that rats will always pass
through your land, whether you want them to or not. The trick is to make
your home totally unaccessible to these critters. There’s plenty of
things they want inside your home, but if they can't get in, they'll
move on. That means they'll be someone else's problem, but rats are
always going to be someone's problem. We don’t clean up after ourselves
enough, or repair the damage in our homes enough, to keep the critters
out completely. Well, that's in our experience anyway.
In order to get keep rats, and other wild animals, away from your land,
you need to totally remove the things that are attracting them there in
the first place. You should make sure that nothing is leading the
animals to your property - holes that will easily let them in, for
example, or plenty of food lying around to entice them to take a closer
look. How often do you leave food out for your pet cat or dog? What
about bird feed? Do you place down leftovers for local pets or wildlife?
That food is simply attracting these rodents. You can only put food down
for so long before it starts to attract the wrong kind of attention.
If you make sure that holes are sealed, damage is repaired, and you
aren't leaving food around for these animals, they will be less inclined
to try and break in. That's what it all boils down to. You can try to
keep these animals out of your garden as much as you like, but there
will always be insects and bugs and other tasty treats to entice them
in. You need to make sure they can't get any closer. Unfortunately,
there's no easy way of doing that. You simply need to repair the damage
that happens to your home over time, and make sure all holes are sealed
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