Got ivy? You got rodents! Got vegetables and fruit trees? You got rodents! Got junipers or taxus shrubs? Congratulations, you are probably hosting a rodent hotel.
Deer mice, field mice, rats, and squirrels are the most common household rodents and almost every garden has them. When you have an infestation of rodents, they can start to exert their power of “imminent domain” in your yard that will “evict” your desire to be outdoors.
So what can you do to take back control of our yards in a natural and “humane” way?
Adopt a cat!Â A big, hungry, hyperactive outdoor cat, who is in touch with his hunting instincts is natures best “integrated pest management” agent.
So how do qualify a potential cat for this job?
Here are some qualities to look for:
1. An “angry attitude.” Cats who hiss at you when you pet them are ideal. Remember, this cat doesn’t have to “like you.” Chances are they are angry because you are bigger than them and they can’t eat you.
2.Sharp teeth and nails. Look for a cat who has the right “tools of the trade.”
3.An aerodynamic and sleek figure. Cat’s that are agile and light on their feet make the best hunters. Think “ambush” tactics!
Check out this amusing video to see the kind of cat you DON”T want in charge of rodent control in your yard!
Video: “Mice are a Cat’s Best Friend?”
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