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How to Get Rid of a Badger



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how to get rid of a badger if you don t

like snakes and mice in your yard seeing

an American badger tax ADEA taxes might

be a welcome sight but their burrowing

can quickly offset their road and

controlling benefits leading you to

search for ways to rid them from your

yard the American badger is protected in

some states so before you take steps to

get rid of them check with your state

has wildlife agency / approved control

measures if live trapping is approved in

your state call a professional to do the

job

a caged badger will protect itself and

should only be caught and released by an

experienced trapper make sure it's a

badger

Badgers are a nuisance because of the

oval-shaped holes they dig in yards the

burrows are unsightly in a manicured

yard and they also pose a tripping

hazard

the main reason Badgers damaged lawns is

because they are looking for food the

American badger weighs 15 to 20 pounds

has a flat broad head and silver/gray

fur a key identifying characteristic is

a white stripe that runs from its nose

over its head and down its back the

length of the stripe down its back

varies by subspecies close the buffet

the American badger prefers to hunt in

open areas without trees making your

lawn a prime target some of its favorite

foods are small mammals like mice

rabbits ground squirrels and pocket

gophers as well as amphibians such as

frogs you can deter the Badger from

burrowing in your lawn and returning

after removal by getting rid of its

favorite prey though it is difficult to

remove all food sources combining food

removal with other badger breeding

practices may help deter frogs from

breeding in your yard by filling in

depressions where water stands and

storing containers upside down so they

don't fill with water trap mice to

reduce populations and fence out rabbits

and other small mammals Badgers eat the

equivalent of one to three squirrels per

day light up your yard

preferring the protection of darkness

Badgers feed at night if the damage in

your yard is only in one part flood the

area with strong lighting throughout the

night high-pressure sodium lamps a type

of high intensity lighting provide

adequate light to deter Badgers from

entering areas when using lighting to

frighten away Badgers from you yard be

mindful of neighbors don t direct

lighting so it shines in windows or

effects plants that need specific

periods of darkness shut them out

Badgers dig shallow burrows searching

for prey that lives below ground install

fencing around the perimeter of your

yard or around the problem area sink

fencing 24 inches below ground and use a

heavy gray defense to keep burrowing

badgers at bay above ground the fence

should be tall enough they can t jump

over it and fence holes should be small

enough that Badgers and their prey

cannot squeeze through them

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