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Many times as gardeners we have wild animals that enjoy chewing on the plants in our yards. Other than fences , no single tip will keep mammals from your yard.
We have many repellents for deer, rabbits and other wildlife. The best advice for using repellents is to rotate use of different repellents, since animals can become accustomed to one type and "eat" their way through the offending scent if they are really hungry. Be sure to reapply repellents after rain. Beware that automatic sprinklers can wash off certain repellents, necessitating frequent reapplication.
Remember a dog or child fence is not a rabbit / deer fence. Poisons or baits are a concern because they harm our allies (foxes, owls, hawks) in the battle against the animals that are eating your plants. Poisons can also be a hazard to children and pets who may mistaken them as something they can eat. Poisons may make the problem worse since many of these animals are territorial and will keep moving into your yard. Poisoning and trapping may be illegal (always check with local governments before killing or trapping an animal).
We will cover the most common animals going into the yards of Tagawa Garden customers, but there are many more.
We recommend you visit http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/wild_neighbors/ for help with other wild neighbors.
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