How To Stop Rats Invading Your Garden

In a spot of bad news for gardening enthusiasts all over the country, warnings have just been issued that mega rats are expected to invade our homes and gardens over the next few weeks and months… so taking some precautions now could protect your prize plants from these particular pests!

Rats just love to munch on all those fruits and veggies that you’ve spent months growing and there’s nothing more demoralising than seeing all your hard work gnawed upon by rodents before you’ve had a chance to have a taste yourself.

These vermin also take the food that you put out for wild birds, poultry and domestic pets and they can carry bacteria that can infect people and cause leptospirosis. As such, it’s important to do all you can to stop them from accessing both your home and your garden.

So what can be done to prevent rats, mega or otherwise, from helping themselves to your produce?

First of all, remove any accessible food sources and make sure that all your outdoor bins are properly sealed. When feeding your garden birds, always clear up any food that hasn’t been eaten so you don’t attract unwanted garden visitors.

Keeping your garden clear of debris and rubbish is also a good idea, as this will give rodents fewer places in which to hide and nest.

If you do find yourself facing an infestation, it can be helpful to employ a professional pest control company rather than tackle the problem yourself. Of course, you can try to deal with it on your own but you may not resolve the situation completely and your rat problem could resurface, so calling in the professionals could prove better in the long run.

Just remember that if you want to use poison rodenticide baits to get rid of your rodents, it’s illegal to accidentally poison non-target animals. As such, you may want to err on the side of caution and try a different tactic.

 

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