Rodent Holes in Yard and Garden Areas
Many homeowners worry much more about rodents entering their homes than hanging out in the yard. But rodents in the yard may become tempted to enter homes when the weather turns cold, or when they want a safe place to have babies. Or they may cause damage to gardens, trees, and shrubs. Here are some resources to help you recognize if you have rodent holes in yard and garden areas.
- Identifying Wildlife by Ground Holes – from the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management. Provides tips on how to identify holes dug by rodents and other wildlife.
- What’s Digging Holes in My Yard? – by Robert Bystrom. Offers great information on the characteristics of holes dug by common rodents and wildlife.
If the holes in your yard are indeed from rodents, one option is to install a rodent fence. This type of fencing can help to keep rodents out of areas you want protected, like gardens.
Regardless of the type of rodents causing rodent holes in yard and garden areas, homeowners should seek to take preventive pest control steps. Make the home and yard less attractive and less accessible for rodents by removing easy access to safe shelter, food, and water. These steps will help keep the rodent population under control in the yard and help to discourage them from trying to enter the house.