This story was first published in May 2020.
New gardeners and experienced gardeners can fall prey to pests. The pest is a hairy forest species, but controlling the damage is a little different if your garden is infested with bugs or pathogens.
For gardeners in Maine, such a threat is a woodpecker.
“Woodchucks are the most common species here in Maine,” says Griffin Dill, an integrated pest control specialist at the University of Maine. “They are all over the region. It is a very common species of wild animal, and is found in large numbers around humans [and] Housing. We have ample opportunity to cross over with wooden chicks.
According to Dill, the Woods are active, especially in early spring and during mid-April to mid-May.
“Suddenly there is a lot on the surface because they are replicated,” he said.
What do wooden forks do in gardens?
Although the vultures look gorgeous and unobtrusive to spectators, they can cause a lot of damage to your garden.
“For many gardeners, shock sticks can be a big problem in the home garden and even in the landscape,” says Dill.
Vegetarian rats eat not only as a private salad bar but also on grasshoppers.
Although he did not see the wooden shovel in action, Dill said it was difficult to plant a plant on a hidden crutch. Evaluating the size can give clues if you can see the signs of tooth decay – small chewing gums may become rats, large deer may and deer will fall between them – but wolves do not always leave such clues.
Keeping Woodwick in the action is the best choice for gardeners. If you see a mouse in the garden and you think it is a hodgepodge, it is the size of a fairy tale. Woodcuts are much larger than rats and mice, and are generally close to beaver, muskrat and porcupine. However, beaver and muskrat are generally found around waterways, and our porcupines are covered with many thorns.
How can I keep wood in my backyard?
Dill said the best solution for managing wood in the garden is to take precautionary measures before there is a problem with the fence.
“Once you have the problem, trying to get rid of Woodcook can be a little more challenging,” Dill said. Woodchucks are good diggers and are good at crossing fences. In order to be a real barrier, ten to twelve inches of perishable fences, poles, or other materials need to be kept out of the way of the animals.
High beds are not safe from starving wooden planks, although they are raised above the ground to survive excavation.
“You may be reducing the garden area from 8 inches to 12 inches by two feet – with those settings, Woodwood can easily get out of bed,” Dill said. “Then there are the higher beds and these can provide extra protection against the wood chips.
Gardeners with high beds should also use insulation measures such as covering the ends with chicken wire.
“You can easily cover a high bed,” Dill said. “Chicken wire [will] Eliminate pests such as wood, [and] In fact, raised beds make it much easier to deploy.
Systematic placement of your garden may help if you know where the wooden chuk cave is but Dill says it will only go so far without further action.
“If there is no stigma, it will not make a big difference,” says Dill. “They often lie under shades or porches, but not always. Finding out where their cave is can be a challenge.
In addition, most gardeners have a garden set up in their backyard that they use year after year, and the Woods move into the area after catching up with the delicious snack bar.
“Changing the garden area itself is not an option for many people,” Dill said.
Humanity in the management of wood in the garden
Once you have taken the precautionary measures to remove the wood chips from your garden, you can go into the trap. According to Dill, the Woods are a wild animal, so it is important to check any rules and regulations regarding their traps.
“I recommend that you always check with your local game keeper that wildlife is causing damage around the house,” he said. “It is generally accepted to control this animal.”
You need to be a licensed trapper to use the killer trap, so you are lucky, metal traps will be your best choice.
It is still very inhumane to relocate a Woodwick from a dormitory holder because they are moving to an unfamiliar area, home or hiding place. Easy prey for hunters. If there are other wood forks in the area, they may also be regional.
“The first instinct of many people is to fall into the trap and move on,” he explains. “In fact, they are probably limiting Woodcook’s survival to nothing else. It is generally not recommended that wildlife be moved around like this because it can spread the disease to wild animals.
Dill says the more humane option is to shoot the animal primarily. If you are not comfortable with this, Dill recommends hiring a professional pest control company to deal with the problem.
“Not everyone can help in that situation,” Dill said. There are several pest control companies that handle wildlife calls.