Answer: It's good to be aware of potential pest problems in your garden, but are you sure the creature is actually a pest? Rodents often do munch on some of our favorite plants, but they also eat insects, so unless they're populations are high, their benefits can offset their pest status. Also, it's really tough to control critters as ubiquitous as mice and voles. You can try different methods to discourage them, such as reducing protective cover to make them vulnerable to predators; use fox scent (see Burpee Catalog) or scatter cat/dog hair from a local pet groomer to make them think predators are present; strategic placement of inflatable garden snakes and/or owl/hawk models (move these around often so rodents don't just get used to them); protect your choice bulbs and other fleshy-rooted plants by planting them in "cages" of hardware cloth. I hope this helps!
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