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In Hawaii — land of the year-round sunshine — my garden was a total bust because I couldn’t keep the snails and myna birds from eating everything before it was even ripe, and I wouldn’t kill them. Here we have other creatures to contend with. Some bother the garden. Some bother the garbage. Some just “bother”.
I was really excited about starting a garden until Amoeba reminded me that the deer short-cut through our yard on a regular basis. They’d probably really like it if I planted a snack or two for them. Me, not so much. So I’ve been looking up humane ways that I could have a garden and not have the garden pests.
Controlling the rabbits without killing them wouldn’t be a problem. An Havahart Easy Set Small Animal Trap or two would collect them quite nicely. And an Havahart Easy Set Large Animal Trap would get rid of the Raccoon stalking the neighborhood garbage cans. The traps are made of sturdy wire mesh and designed so that once the animal walks in to get the bait, it can’t get back out again until the cage is opened. Havahart even provides Animal Trapping Tips so that the animals can be humanely captured and then released into the wild with complete safety to both the animal and the human releasing it.
Since putting up an electrified fence isn’t an option, I have been looking at the Havahart deer repellents. My sister introduced me to a really cool one — an automated sprinkler that detects motion and shoots a hard spray of water at the invader. Havahart calls their version “Spray Away” and it is said to work on deer, dogs, raccoons, groundhogs, opossum, skunks, cats, rabbits, squirrels, and geese. My sister has her’s out by her coy pond, and it also keeps the Heron away.