Animal Enemies of Your Garden
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Mice, Voles & Rats
Mice and moles are pests that burrow under the garden, disturbing the roots. More importantly, they tunnel under a ripening fruit, and up into it from the bottom in search of seeds. They can be controlled by traps, but discourage use of poisons in garden. Look for partially eaten potatoes or carrots as evidence of mice and vole activity. These furry fellows also will devour newly sown seeds, and feed on most flower bulbs, though they will leave daffodils alone.
Squirrels Can Make a Quick Mess
Birds are Berry and Vegetable Pickers
Birds eat insect pests in the garden yet they also eat entire fruits and vegetables or pick at them, making them inedible. The focus of pest control in the garden is to protect plants or trees from bird predation through physical barriers.