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? asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 3 months ago

In UK if a badger is digging your lawn, how can you locate its sett?

1 Answer

  • Ben
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    You'll have difficulty; they can wander quite far in a night.

    More importantly, badgers are a protected species and tampering with their setts is illegal. 

    You would be better off trying to badger-proof your garden. Although sadly this is easier said than done, as badgers are very strong. You need a wall or sturdy fence (no chain link) at least 5ft tall and which goes into the ground at least 6 inches (to stop the badgers digging underneath it), with no gaps they can squeeze through anywhere. 

    Alternatively, human urine, especially men's urine, is supposed to deter them. Although I don't know how effective this truly is. 

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