Animals: Deer, Rodents, and more

In 2015, we created a garden guide to Non-Insect Pests. This guide includes both methods and products to address animal pests in the garden.    Always choose the options in the green category!  Below this guide you will find a fact sheet on Rats, and one on Mice specifically.  

If squirrels are a problem, click here for a great fact sheet from the National Center for Appropriate Technology.

Video on Dealing With Rodents Without Using Toxic Chemicals

Diane was interviewed by Denise St. Dennis as part of the Vashon-Maury Island Garden Club series "Ask the Expert".   Many people resort to toxic chemicals when trying to get rid of rodents. But when the rodents eat the poison, they can be eaten by other animals, and the poison can harm them too.There are much safer alternatives! Click Here to see the Zoom video of Diane discussing those alternatives.

Here is a link to the organization which published the poster on the left: Owl Rehab.

Rats Fact Sheet

Rats can be a big problem for gardeners and farmers. Thanks to funding from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, we are pleased to publish this fact sheet on Rats, and safe ways to address them.  Click here to access the pdf files for better viewing and for download.

Mice Fact Sheet  click here to download pdf file