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Badgers in Gardens

Inevitably from time to time badgers enter gardens where they are unwelcome. Occasionally they will create setts, but most often they venture in simply to feed on worms, grubs, insects, fallen fruit and some seasonable vegetables.

Often we are asked to give advice to stop them damaging gardens, lawns and fences. We do our best. But most often there is no simple answer.

The most obvious remedy is secure, well maintained fencing, ideally with strong wire mesh attached and trenched in to prevent the badger burrowing underneath.

Badgers sometimes make a temporary home under patios, garages and garden sheds and when that happens it's probably best to seek our advice.

The Badger Trust has comprehensive information about badgers and their behaviour.