How to Catch a Rabbit in Your Vegetable Garden

Trapping rabbits with a live trap is one of the most humane methods of rabbit control.

Rabbit Control Options

1. Repellents

Repellents are an effective alternative to a physical barrier and can also be less expensive than the cost of fencing.

DeFence® by Havahart® repels wild rabbits by scent (putrescent eggs). Another option is the dual deterrent, Havahart® Deer Off® Deer, Rabbit and Squirrel repellent. Deer Off® packs a 1, 2 punch repelling wild rabbits by scent (putrescent eggs & garlic) and taste (capsaicin). Rabbits are deterred by this scent and taste.

Quick and easy to set up, the Havahart®Spray Away detects motion and shoots a three second blast of water. The sudden motion, water spray and sprinkler sound combine to startle the rabbit, sending it away.

2. Traps

A well-positioned Havahart® live animal cage trap along with a tempting rabbit treat will make the trapping task simple.

Humane Havahart® rabbit traps come in a variety of styles and sizes. Before trapping check state and game regulations within your state. Check out our recommended rabbit baits.

Suggested baits for wild rabbits

Place the bait at the end of the rabbit trap.

- Brussel sprouts
- Carrots
- Lettuce
- Apples
- Spray the inside of the trap with apple cider

A video of a home-made rabbit trap, by P. Allen Smith:

Exclusion Methods (Fences)

Fencing is an effective option for all critters who venture where they are not wanted. Putting up chicken wire or hardware cloth gets the job done. Be sure to place it two to three feet high (so a rabbit standing on its hind legs cannot reach the plant being protected) and bury it two to three inches into the ground.

Fi-Shock®, one of Havahart's sister brands, offers a wide variety of electric fencing solutions that can help you keep wild rabbits off your property.


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