Rats and mice are usually regarded as pests only when they move indoors. However, they can also be a significant pest in the garden.
Rats and mice will readily eat planted bulbs, seeds and seedlings in the garden. Many a vegetable patch has been devastated by the rodents digging up newly planted vegetables.
Compost heaps can be a souse of infestation. Rodents will be attracted to discarded food matter and may nest in the warm conditions found in the compost. It is important to never put cooked food in a compost heap as this will be very attractive to rats and mice.
Rats and mice produce many droppings each day and continually dribble urine, this can be a source of disease for gardeners. If you have grazes or cuts to your skin it is always advisable to wear protective gloves.
To get rid of rats and mice in the garden follow these steps:
Other signs of rodents include hearing noises from the roof void or walls. There may be other causes. Read this article for help in identifying the cause of such sounds.
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