Head off nuisance wildlife in home gardens

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

If you plant it, they will come

An increase in urban sprawl means that many wildlife species are adapting to live and thrive in close proximity to humans. Although it is important to conserve wildlife and their habitat, it does not mean you need to install a ‘buffet’ sign in your yard anytime soon. With some careful planning and a few maintenance strategies, you can successfully manage nuisance wildlife in your yard and still do your part to attract other beneficial wildlife.

Learn more!

For assistance identifying and managing wildlife problems, visit ces.ncsu.edu where you can submit questions via the ‘Ask an Expert’ link, or contact your local Cooperative Extension center. If you live in Pender County, call 910-259-1238; in New Hanover County, call 910-798-7660; in Brunswick County call 910-253-2610.


Sam Marshall is the horticulture agent with the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension of NC State University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. 

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