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Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, etc. 

If it's not the moles, it's the voles!
An article on the legal ways to get rid of moles (and the non-legal ones, so you don't do them) can be found here.
 

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How do I deal with deer?
Deer are really hard to keep away. The best solution is to fence them out. Read more here.

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What do I do to keep the squirrels away?
Very little can be done to keep squirrels away. You can live-trap them, but they must be removed to at least five miles away. Cutting back trees or shrubbery at least 8 to 10 feet from locations you don't want them (like the house) works as well. Other than that, there's not much you can do.

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This woodpecker is driving me crazy!
Control methods for woodpeckers are described here.

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What sort of bird is this?
The best solution to discovering what types of birds are in your garden if you find you are extremely interested in the different types of feathered creatures flying around your yard is to buy an identification guide at a bookstore. Any of them will probably be adequate for any of the birds you might see in your garden.

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I like hummingbirds, how do I attract them to the garden?
Check out this excellent resource.

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What kind of snakes are in my yard?
Here's a really informative webpage on the different snakes that can be found in Virginia (and their respective counties).

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I'm hopping mad about rabbits in my garden!
Rabbits can be discouraged by removing of their ground cover. Mowing and removing unwanted plants and undergrowth can help a lot. You can protect vegetables and flowers with ground limestone, mothballs, or dried blood. Wire barriers are very effective (1 inch mesh chicken wire, at least two feet high should do it). You can also live-trap the rabbits and place them several miles away from your location.

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What should I do to get rid of a racoon?
First of all, store your garbage in a rabbit-proof garbage can. The lid must be very tight-fitting, and the plastic must be extremely durable. Electric fences can discourage them from rumaging in the vegetable garden, and all burrows and openings under buildings can be sealed off to keep them from housing nearby.

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Should I worry about chipmunks in my garden?
A couple of cats are really successful of hunting down all the chipmunks invading and destroying your garden. They also make wonderful companions. Unfortunately, the cats tend to bring their catch back to you (After all, you aren't hunting for your food, so you obviously need help with this). As well, bird feeders attract these creatures, so getting rid of any of your bird feeders would definitely help. If you really have to get rid of them (for example, if they are finding paths into your house or garage), trapping is a solution. Peanut butter, bacon, apple slices, or sunflower seeds make excellent bait.

Chipmunks are really very valuable creatures. They move seeds around to help spread of different plants. In the garden, this counteracts any landscaping you had carefully planned. Whether they should be taken care of is up to you.

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What should I do about slugs?
The slug you are probably encountering is the European Rose Slug. Check out this page to find out more about this slug and what you can do to get rid of it.

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