DIY Wildlife Control: Animal Proofing Your Garden

Wildlife Control DIY

Gardens take a lot of care and maintenance, so there’s nothing worse than when a wild animal comes and ruins everything. Luckily, there are plenty of wildlife control methods to keep these nosy nuisances out of your garden. Today in the Animal Remover blog we’ll discuss some of the most effective wildlife control techniques for gardens.


Fences are one of the most effective wildlife control methods to prevent animals from getting into your garden. Depending on the type of fence you install, you’ll be able to deter most animals that would be interested in your garden. Let’s take a look at the different fencing options you have to choose from.

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Solid Fence

Building a solid fence, while not always the most aesthetically pleasing option, is usually one of the better methods. If an animal can’t see your garden, they won’t know that it’s there. They’re also difficult for animals to scale if they’re high enough and made of the right materials.

Wire Mesh Fence

While not as effective as a solid fence, wire mesh fences are typically less expensive. They’re also flexible so you can flare them out underground to prevent digging. You can even enclose the top so that animals can’t climb over. Again, it may not be very aesthetically pleasing, but neither is a ruined garden.

Electric Fence

An electric fence is the most expensive option, but also the most aesthetically pleasing. The problem with electric fences is, unlike the other options, you can’t have your fence go down into the ground to prevent burrowing animals.

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Preventing Burrowing Animals

To stop burrowers like gophers and moles, you’ll need to use some other methods of wildlife control. While most fences can extend into the ground a couple of feet, it might not always be enough to completely deter these animals from getting to your plants. You can use traps to catch these animals and keep them from ruining your garden. If this doesn’t work, you can always contact the wildlife control experts to remove and exclude them from your property.

Contact the Wildlife Control Experts

If nuisance animals start to make your property and house their home, it might be time to call the wildlife control experts at Animal Remover. We use human and effective removal and exclusion methods to quickly take care of your animal problems. Contact us today for more information or continue browsing our website to find out more about our services.