Critter Control in the Garden
Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Sponsor: Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco

If 4-legged critters are destroying your garden and gobbling up the fruits of your labor, then this is the class for you. You will learn many useful non-poisonous abatement techniques to protect your garden from gophers, moles, rats, and raccoons. If time allows, voles, skunks, and deer may also be discussed. Topics will include trapping, creating barriers, and deterrents.

Learning Objectives:
- To identify which pest is damaging your garden
- To learn trapping techniques for gophers, moles, and rats.
- To learn about barrier methods to keep them out of your space.
- To learn which plants are the most gopher-resistant.

Level: Intermediate

Presenter Master Gardener Janice Moody:  Janice has been a Master Gardener since 2010 and is the owner of Seascape Succulents, Garden Design & Landscaping. At one time she maintained 6 acres in Pescadero, primarily by herself, which included gopher and deer abatement. With the help of about a dozen Cinch traps, she boasts the trapping of over 400 gophers in a 3-month period! She loves to share her tricks of the trade with her fellow gardeners, neighbors, and clients who might view this as a daunting task.

Registration is Required:  Please click here.

Parking:  Parking usually isn't a problem.  There is a designated library parking lot, as well as free street parking.  The Saturday farmers market and soccer games can bring in crowds so feel free to use the Cunha Intermediate School parking lot, if needed (the middle school adjacent to the library parking lot).  * Weekend traffic over Highway 92 can be slow if it's a sunny day, so please allow extra time for travel.