sweet potato vines

Asked July 24, 2019, 5:54 PM EDT

The vines on my deck are being eaten. the whole leaf is gone, leaving just the stem. How can I stop the damage/

Baltimore Maryland wildlife

1 Response

Rabbits or deer might cause this type of damage, leaving just the stems. The first step in dealing with a problem like this is to try to identify what is causing the damage. Look for other signs around the area: tracks or scat can provide clues. You may need to use some type of exclusion device (screening, fence) or repellants. Please refer to our fact sheet on how to deal with nuisance wildlife.
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/wildlife/HG90%...

Christa