Home, Lawn & Garden Insects & Pests
Managing wildlife damage is the opposite of traditional wildlife management where practices are implemented to attract wildlife. To attract wildlife, food, water and cover are made available for animals throughout the year. If unwanted wild animals are frequenting your home or garden, there is at least one source of food, water and/or cover that is attracting them. The solution is to remove or alter these resources so that the area is no longer attractive. Most wildlife, like humans, are creatures of habit; thus, steps should be taken immediately upon observing damage.
"PB1624-Managing Nuisance Animals and Associated Damage Around the Home," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, PB1624-2.5M-8/07(Rev) E12-4915-00-005-07 07-0039, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexdise/19