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 Use scent to deter foxes

 


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.



How to get rid of rats in the garden

 Mice in the garden Find out how to prevent or eliminate rats in your garden Rats are generally unwelcome visitors to our gardens - they are generally considered to be pests and can spread serious diseases, including leptospirosis, which can lead to sunstroke. They can build houses under barns, sheds or greenhouses and compost piles. Mice may not be able to see them as they are often nocturnal, but there are a few other tips to keep in mind. You can find their tunnels (6-9 cm in diameter) or their 'run' - walls, fences, or tracks near buildings with a width of 10 cm. You may notice their cylindrical debris (about 15 mm long and 5 mm wide), the bitten tree (especially where food is stored) or the parallel teeth in the crop. Like all living things, rats need food, water, and shelter to survive. Remove any of these from your garden or allotment as they are less likely to stay. How to get rid of rats in the garden 1 Stop feeding wild birds and animals Rats eat grain and