How to keep mice out of my garden
Mice in garden can be a huge nuisance, considering the amount of
damage they can cause. Mice can feed on plants, damage them by
chewing on their leaves and roots. Also, while feeding on plants,
mice can spread diseases and infections to other animals, or leave
traces behind, like feces, that could get into your food. The list
of dangerous infections mice can spread is a long one, but
salmonella is one of the most commonly known diseases that can be
spread by mice. Not only that mice can devastate and infect your
plants, but they can also damage any type of wooden infrastructure
and installation you have set up in your garden. What should you
exactly do to keep mice away from your garden?
Fencing and proper maintenance of your garden is a number one
condition to protect it from any rodent infestation. To fence your
garden properly, you can choose from a variety of fence materials
and types, including barb and mesh wire, as well as wood and metal
fences. It all comes down to unique features and size of your
garden. One you install these fences, make sure that they are tall
and sturdy enough. Mice and other rodents shouldn’t be able to bite
through the fence, dig under it, which means that it should be set
deep enough, or climb over it, which would mean that the fence
should be tall enough.
Maintenance of your fence and your garden also plays an important
role in protection against pests. We’ve discussed fencing earlier,
but if you already have fences installed, make sure to maintain them
properly. Inspect your fence frequently to spot and repair any gaps,
holes or rusty or rotten spots in your fence that rodents like mice
could use to get inside. Also, aim to keep you garden clean and
tidy. Picking up fallen leaves and fruits should help to avoid
attracting mice. By keeping your garden tidy, you are making it less
of a food and shelter source to mice. Protect your plants with
mesh-wire installations to prevent mice from chewing on them.
Learn more:Locating Mouse Entry Points
Pets and animals can make a significant difference in maintaining
your garden mouse-free. The old tale of cats and mice is true by all
means, and a pet like a cat or a dog can do an amazing job in
scaring rodents away.
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