How to Control Rabbits in the Home Garden
Rabbit control in the home garden is essential to having something to harvest.
Rabbits can be big home garden pest. Sure, your neighbor isn't a gardener.
And, she just loves to watch those "cute" little bunnies hopping amidst
your flower and vegetable gardens. But for you, bunnies translates into a
lost crop. To a gardener, there's nothing "cute" about rabbits.
We've got some suggestions and solutions for keeping rabbits out of your
favorite vegetables. Hopefully, one of the rabbit control methods below will
prove the perfect solution for you. So, read on...........
Five steps to "Bye Bye" Bunny:
First Step: Install a three to four foot rabbit fence. Small mesh
fencing or pest netting keeps out the rabbits and other small animals, who
can slip between wide-mesh fencing. Don't be surprised though to find a few
small and energetic bunnies who learn to jump up and through the wider spacing
towards the top. Rabbits are both determined and stealthy.
Step Two: Frequently check the bottom of the fence for spots where
rabbits can crawl under. Fortify these weak points. Consider rimming the
fence with boards or bricks, to deter rabbits from digging under the
Step Three: There are a variety of products at your local garden store
that produce varying degrees of success. These include concentrated urine
from fox and other carnivore animals that are natural predators to garden
munching bunnies. Hot pepper sprays can also deter pests.
Step Four: Set out "Have-a-heart" or "Live Traps". These traps capture
rabbits and small animals without harming them. They then can be transferred
to another location and released far from your garden. If you pursue this
option, it is very important that you check local rules and regulations for
trapping, transporting and release of wild animals. Some communities allow
homeowners to trap the animals, but insist upon removal and release by an
animal control agent.
Step Five: Consider a cat. They do a great job keeping rabbits
and other small animals away.