Critter control, part 2
How to control garden damage by wildlife: birds, deer, chipmunks, moles, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and woodchucks.
Although most gardeners enjoy small wildlife in and around their homes, they want to live in harmony -- not have all their efforts at beautification and growing food thwarted.Skip to next paragraph
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Yesterday, I outlined the general methods of controlling small animals that cause damage. Today's suggestions are specific to the type of wildlife -- birds, chipmunks, deer, moles and voles, rabbits, shunks, squirrels, and woodchucks.
More than one link is given for each because dealing with wildlife damage often means trying various things until you find what works best for you.
You'll find many lists of "deer-resistant plants" on the Web. But you need a list that's strictly for the area in which you live -- deer that won't eat daylilies in Pennsyvania, for instance, will in Texas.
Moles and voles
General wildlife control