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Avoid Planting These Common Crops To Keep Rats Out Of Your Garden
Rats are known to frequent gardens and damage or even destroy hard-earned produce. These pesky rodents are particularly attracted to crops like corn, pumpkin, and squash.
These unwanted visitors are drawn to corn because it provides them with plenty of nutrition, including protein. In fact, corn is a staple in many commercial rodent foods.
Moreover, the tall stalks of the corn plants offer a perfect hiding spot for rats. Another favorite for these rodents is pumpkin and squash due
to their nutritious flesh.
If you opt to grow these crops, it's crucial to use protective strategies like sealing gaps where rats can hide, securely storing harvested produce, and using protective netting.