Rabbits are so cute and fluffy! But they are also very destructive, and when it comes to gardens, they are like pirates. They love to pillage gardens this time of year, which is a big problem for you since your garden is important to you. After all, you want to enjoy the wondrous yields your garden has the offer this fall. Furthermore, gardening requires extensive commitment, money, and time to create and maintain. So, when nuisance rabbits come hopping along and ruin it for you, the frustration can be overwhelming. Rabbits are one of the guiltiest when it comes to looted and plundered gardens. They are crepuscular, quick, and camouflaged, making them good at what they do, but challenging for you to catch in the act.
Continue reading to learn some helpful tips you can use to protect your beloved gardens from nuisance rabbits and other wildlife.
Ways to Get Rid of Rabbits Around Your Yard
There are three primary methods of rabbit-proofing that has been effective for many homeowners. For the best results, use these methods collectively:
⛓🐇 Garden Fences
There are various ways you can create a garden fence. They are also sold at local home improvement and garden stores in easy-to-install kits. If you choose to build your own fence, you will need wood, chicken wire, landscape garden staples, wire cutters, and zip ties. Be sure to staple the chicken wire at a 90 angle on the ground so that rabbits cannot get underneath the fence you build. Although a fence can keep rabbits out, it will not distract them from your property right away. You will need to do a little more. Consider using repellents along with your garden fence.
⚟ 🐇 Animal Repellents
Repellents should always be non-toxic, chemical-free, and non-lethal. Not only should they be safe for wildlife, pets, and humans, they should be safe for the environment too. You can make your own repellent by combining water with some common household spices that wildlife do not like, such as cayenne pepper, black pepper, chili powder, and cinnamon. You can also use natural essential oil, like menthol, peppermint, spearmint, and eucalyptus. Just spray the solution around the perimeters of your garden, and areas with high rabbit activity.
Additional repellents to consider include predator urine, automatic sprinklers, motion-activated lighting, and sound machines. You can also place a radio next to your garden and tune it into a talk station to make rabbits think humans are nearby.
🥇🐇 Professional Wildlife Control
When nuisance rabbit activity is no longer manageable on your own, it is time to call in the professionals. A local Indianapolis wildlife control company can implement various strategies to stop nuisance rabbits from bothering your property. They have the proper licensing, experience, and resources to humanely get rid of rabbits.
Not only will provide the environmental modification and monitoring needed to protect your property from all nuisance wildlife, they will execute a technical exclusion process that involves a systematic set of structural defenses, including organic and biological applications, as well as, sealing up all open or vulnerable areas of a property using high-grade materials like heavy gauge galvanized steel mesh screening, industrial caulking, and high-density polyurethane foam.
Indianapolis Rabbits Removal and Control Services That You Can Afford
Call Modern Wildlife Control at 317-847-6409 for professional rabbit removal and control services in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding counties. Not only do we get rid of rabbits, we work with all other species of Indiana wildlife too, including bats, skunks, opossum, birds, and squirrels. We also offer cleanup services and restoration and repair for animal damages, and can even provide insurance claim work. Start with a free estimate or advice, today!