What kinds of animals destroy gardens?
There are times that it can be hard to recognize the burrowing animals which may damage the gardens and the yards. They can be elusive or nocturnal animals and it may be a problem to get to see them. The first step in dealing with the animals is to know the type of the animals that damage your garden so that you can be aware of how you can control them. Most of the time, the digging or the burrowing is the only sign that can help you to know the identity of the animals.
Moles: even if the voles or moles may look the same, they do different things in the year. The gophers may range in the size of the 5 to 14 inches in the length and when the gophers tunnel the soil, they can eat the plants and the roots together with the vegetation that are above the ground. When the gophers tunnel within the underground network, they can pull with them the plants in the tunnel under the surface of the soil.
Voles do eat the plants. They are voracious eaters and they can eat the roots of the plants and the grass. The voles may pluck the seed out and can eat rhizomes and bulbs that you have planted in the summer or springs. They can even peel the bark off a tree when they are too hungry. The voles may create the surface tunnels within the landscape and you can see the network of tunnels around the surface or the ground.
Chipmunks can be cute but they should not be welcomed in the backyard. They may dig up the flower bulbs, seeds and the seedlings within the flower garden. Squirrels can be little creatures and they can create havoc when they start the house keeping within your yard. Their first job is getting the food. Since this is the goal in which each one of its activity is focused to, it may create too much damage when it is doing its business.
The rabbits are known as voracious animals and they are able to target many plants in a landscape. The rabbits can eat the buds, stems and the small branches. The rabbits can eat the tender plants together with immature trees. When the opossums had made the home in your yard, the evidence will be in the damage they are making. They can get in the trashcan and can spread the trash around the place. other animals are raccoons, feral cats and deer.
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