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Q.How To Stop A Critter From Digging Up My Potted Plants During The Night

Zone Lincoln 68502 | Anonymous added on June 18, 2021 | Answered

I have a number of plants and a variety of problems with critters…rabbits eating off the hosta, squirrels digging up bulbs, but I can’t figure out what nocturnal animal is destroying my potted plants by digging during the night, even when the pots are on tables several feet off the ground. Rabbit Scat powder hasn’t worked. It’s hard to put chicken wire up high enough to not damage the taller plants. What kind of critter could this be and what can I do to save my plants?

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Answered on June 29, 2021

Without catching it in the act, it will be very hard to say. Unfortunately, some animals are very hard to control. In the meantime, these articles will offer many suggestions that you can try:


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