Vegetable Problems Caused by Wildlife

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Updated: October 26, 2021

Deer Damage

Deer will eat just about any part of any plant. Some recommended management methods.
two deer in a field
Updated: October 13, 2021


Vole or meadow mouse in landscapes
vole tunnels in a lawn
Updated: September 30, 2021


Birds can become problematic in backyard gardens.
grackle in a field
Updated: June 14, 2021

Vegetable Seedlings or Transplants are Damaged, Eaten, or Fall Over

What would damage vegetable seedlings or transplant and how to protect them.
young corn plant cut off at soil line by cutworm
Updated: April 28, 2021


Many are surprised to learn that in most cases raccoon populations are higher in suburban areas than rural areas.
adult raccoon
Updated: April 28, 2021


The wild rabbit in Maryland is the Eastern cottontail. Rabbits are abundant in both rural and suburban areas.
wild rabbit
Updated: April 28, 2021


Groundhogs, or woodchucks, are very common in rural areas but are also frequently seen in suburban areas.
Updated: April 28, 2021

Vegetable Pest - Cats

Both domestic cats and feral cats can become a nuisance in backyard gardens when allowed to roam outdoors unchecked.
cat laying outside