To determine the best way of getting rid of a pest in your yard, its important to first find out what type of animal or rodent you are dealing with. In this way, you can research the best type of deterrent for that specific creature. You will also be able to determine what attracted it to your yard. Most of the time it’s because there is some kind of food source its after. Have you planted certain types of plants or shrubs that the animal enjoys eating? It could be that you will need to remove them from your yard in order to deter the animal.
Another deterrent that could be used is a barrier intended to keep out wildlife. If you find this to not be too effective, perhaps a repellent could be placed around the perimeter. This doesn’t have to be chemical, it could even be a noise that scares the animal or some type of visual deterrent.
If you find that, after trying all these methods, you are still not able to control the problem, it might be better to capture the creature and relocate it. Before you decide on doing this, though, get in touch with an animal or wildlife control agent to see what the recommendations are for this. Finally, after trying all you can, you might want to think about how much of a problem is being caused by allowing the animal to continue on your property. It might not be worth all the effort in the end.