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Pests have consistently posed a significant challenge to the success of agricultural crops, and cannabis cultivation is no exception.

Rodents can cause damage on cannabis plants by chewing on the stems, leaves and even roots.

Rodents can be attracted to the moisture and warmth provided by a cannabis garden.

There are several tips and tricks to you can implement to keep your weed garden free of rodents.

How to Tell if Rodents are Present in Your Garden

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To determine if your grow is being attacked by rodents look for these signs.


One of the initial signs of rodents in your garden is the present of droppings. They are usually dark, small and pellet shaped.

Gnaw Marks

Rats have very strong teeth and will leave bite marks on the stems or leaves of your plants.


Rodents burrow underneath the ground to hunt, build nests, and hide from predators. Look for small holes or tunnels near by.

How to Prevent Rodents in Your Cannabis Garden

There are several steps you can take to keep rodents away from your precious cannabis plants.

Making sure you keep any compost containers tightly secured is essential. Certain composting materials can attract mice and rats.

Cats are an excellent rodent repellent. As the natural predators of mice, they will help keep them at bay.

Physical barriers can be helpful in keeping the rodents away. Putting up fencing with small holes will block the rodents from being able to access your plants. Make sure the fence is buried at least 6 inches in the ground to prevent the rodents from burrowing under it.

Natural repellents like mint, lavender or rosemary have been known to deter rodents.

If you have already noticed signs of rodents in your garden, setting up rodent traps is an effective next step. This will help control their population and protect your plants from further damage.

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If you are an indoor grower, visually inspect the area where your cannabis crop is planted. Look for any potential entry points such as holes, air vents and cracks. Pay attention to debris and garbage, which can be quite enticing to welcoming mice and rats.

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Luis Cordova
Luis Cordova

Luis Cordova is a distinguished author, and renowned expert in cannabis cultivation, who possesses a Master's degree in Plant Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science. As a valued contributor to highly esteemed publications such as Cannabis Training University and Maximum Yield Magazine, Luis has emerged as a trusted source of guidance and knowledge in the cannabis industry. Having written thousands of informative articles, Luis is widely recognized for his comprehensive expertise on cultivating cannabis, both indoors and outdoors.

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