How do I get rid of rabbits in the backyard? They are eating up the grass.
The ideal solution to rabbit control is going to be permanent exclusion. If this is a yard that is fenced then it is all the easier as you already have a physical barrier around the backyard that can be modified to prevent the rabbits from getting through any holes or digging under it. Digging would be their most likely entry method if the fence is otherwise completely intact and without holes. To prevent them from digging under the fence requires some sort of permanent barrier placed down into the soil at least 1 foot deep. Obviously this is going to require a lot of digging by someone, but once in place the barrier will last for many years to prevent rabbit entry. Hardware cloth or even chicken wire with a minimum of 1 inch mesh will be effective. If the fence is porous and holes are inevitable, or even if there is no fence, the chicken wire placed around the yard at up at least 4 feet high can also be a physical barrier. If you choose to place the wire only above soil level then it can be bent outward at the bottom for a few inches, and this helps to discourage rabbits from trying to dig under the vertical portion.
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