Wildlife Control Ideas to Cope With Critters

Because wild critters aren't very good at respecting boundaries when you establish yourself in their environment, here are a handful of wildlife control methods to help you keep them out of your garden, home and livestock.



Bat
Where bats are concerned your wildlife control efforts needn't be lethal. Just seal cracks—they can get through even the tiniest opening—to keep them our of your home.
PHOTO: MICHAEL DURHAM
Raccoon
Raccoons are cute little fellas, but they also are cunning omnivores that can do damage to your garden as well as your poultry flock.
DWIGHT KUHN
Trap
A live trap large enough for a full-size raccoon will help you manage a range of bothersome critters on your land.
HAVAHART
Hawk
Take the steps necessary to protect your flock of chickens from predators, such as hawks. There may be stiff fines for shooting endangered species.
TOM VEZO
Possum
Possums look fierce but are rarely aggressive, preferring to play dead than fight.
DAVE KUHN/DWIGHT KUHN PHOTOGRAPHY
Rats
Rats are prolific breeders and can eat about 50 pounds of grain a year.
ISTOCK/OLEG KOZLOV
Skunk
Beware! skunks have bad eyesight but good aim.
RICHARD DAY/DAYBREAK IMAGERY











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