Tips on Getting Rodents Out Of Your Yard
Have rodents invaded your Dallas, TX yard? Gophers, moles and voles can wreak havoc on your yard by damaging your garden and leaving unsightly mounds or tracks on the lawn; not to mention, they can negatively impact your yard’s irrigation and watering systems, too. With the right measures in place, you can prevent rodents from ruining your yard.
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If you have a garden in your yard, you can protect your vegetables and flowers from rodents by placing a fence around the garden area. Opt for mesh fencing that’s 1/4” or smaller, and bury it a foot into the ground to prevent voles from burrowing. If you’re dealing with moles or gophers, bury it 2-3 feet deep. For safe measure, bend the fencing to a 90 degree angle (this will create an L shape) underground. There should be at least 6 inches of fencing above ground.
Wrap Affected Trees
To prevent voles and other rodents from damaging your trees, wrap the lower trunks with wire mesh. Again, the mesh should be 1/4” or smaller and buried several inches into the ground. Consider wrapping large shrubs, too.
Attract Natural Predators
Natural predators can help prevent rodents from damaging your yard by keeping them out in the first place. Hawks, owls and snakes feed on moles, gophers and voles. A family of barn owls can consume 1,000 gophers per year.
To attract barn owls, build nesting boxes in strategic locations throughout your yard.
Plant Sage and Daffodil
Another simple way to prevent rodent damage – and to discourage them from coming into your yard, is to plant daffodil and sage in strategic locations. Both of these plants are vole and gopher neutral, which will discourage them from burrowing and coming into your yard in the first place.
Keep Your Yard Tidy
Rodents prefer to hide in grassy areas and underbrush where their tracks can’t easily be spotted. Keep your grass trimmed short and eliminate underbrush to discourage rodents from making your yard their home. Remove all wood piles and any other debris from your yard as rodents may use them as a shelter.
If rodents are already damaging your Dallas, TX yard, consider hiring a professional to eliminate the infestation. Once eliminated, you can use the tips above to prevent rodents from returning and causing more damage. Contact Rapid Rodent Removal today in Dallas at (469) 609-RATS.