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How to Deal with Rodents in Your Yard

Posted by Stephanie Morgan on November 08, 2021 @ 9:00 am PST

The condition of your yard can be impacted by a number of things. Weeds, disease, small pests, and rodents are all things that can negatively impact your landscape. You have to be proactive to protect against these common threats. When it comes to dealing with weeds, disease, and insects, chemical lawn care can help. Dealing with rodents can be a bit more complicated. Rodents are much larger than other types of pests but that does not make them easier to eliminate. The types of issues that rodents can cause in your yard are significant. It is important to learn about your options for dealing with rodents in your yard so that you can quickly and effectively get the rodents out.

Issues that rodents can cause in your yard

Rodents can cause several unsightly issues in your yard. Moles can leave volcano-shaped mounds of dirt throughout your yard. Voles can leave you with holes all over the place. Gophers can create horseshoe-shaped mounds and soft spots in your yard. These things look bad and may cause problems when you are out in the yard walking around. Rodents also damage the root system of your grass. As they move about and dig, rodents disrupt your root system and can make it impossible for you to have a yard full of lush, healthy grass.

DIY options for rodent control

There are some DIY options for rodent control. The most effective DIY option is to set traps. The type of trap you need and the placement of the trap will depend on the type of rodent you are dealing with. If you search online, there are a lot of DIY methods that people claim can help eliminate rodents in your yard. These methods include using coffee grounds, bubble gum, or water to deal with rodents. The reality is that effective rodent control in your yard is not as simple as going out once and putting something down one of the holes or in a tunnel. This process requires consistent effort and will take time – no matter which DIY rodent treatment option you try.

When to bring in a professional for rodents in your yard

The most effective rodent treatment option – by far – is to bring in a professional. A pro who understands the behavior of yard rodents, has experience dealing with them, and has the tools to get the job done can provide you with the results you want. If you have tried unsuccessfully to deal with rodents or have an extensive infestation, it is time to bring in a professional for the rodents in your yard.
If you are ready to bring in a pro for rodent control, The Experienced Gardener can help you with all of your rodent control needs. We will identify what type of rodent is causing the damage and then apply the appropriate treatment option. You can get the process started by reaching out to schedule an estimate.