Some people are using nature’s natural plants, animals and insects to manage pests in your garden. I wouldn’t say it is an easy or a fully reliable system of pest control but if you can use nativescaping to at least get rid of some of your pests then it is definitely worth giving it a go.
There are many small rodents and four-legged animals that are considered pests, from dear to rabbits and foxes to rats. However, many animals only tend to be a pest if they enter your home or garden. This article lists the more common animals and explains why for some people they are a pest.
Opossums can be little terrors if they enter your roof space and decide to set up home there. This article explains in detail about the problems associated with having an infestation of Opossums such as noise and transference of diseases.
Bell Laboratories have designed a new bait station which looks like it has been well-designed and addresses many of the problems associated with leaving rat and mouse traps unattended for periods of time like preventing children and pets from tampering with it.
Pittsburgh City Council is offering some good advice about preventing an infestation of rats or mice. They are advocating deploying a proactive stance to the problem. Keep them out in contrast to removing then after they have moved in with you.