live in city want to have backyard garden how do you keep rodents from the...

Asked January 6, 2015, 12:52 PM EST

live in city want to have backyard garden how do you keep rodents from the garden. how do you keep cats out of garden

Baltimore Maryland wildlife rats cats

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http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/Bureaus/SolidWaste/RatEradication.aspx http://www.bbg.org/gardening/article/managing_rats_in_city_gardens
http://icwdm.org/handbook/rodents/ro_b105.pdf
Install a tall chicken wire fence with small holes around your garden and buried six inches into the ground. Until you get rid of the rats you might want to tolerate cats in the garden. When putting out traps, you might put boxes over the traps to keep the cats from the traps. You could try putting chicken wire over the top of the soil, cutting holes in the chicken wire only big enough to plant transplants. Cats do not like to walk on chicken wire. vw