IF BADGERS are causing damage in your garden and you feel some form of action is necessary there are various methods recommended by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust which can help minimise conflict without harm to badgers or other wildlife.
It is often very difficult to deter or exclude badgers from your garden as they are creatures of habit and can be quite stubborn. The best solution is to prevent access to what attracts them:
Keep to bird food mixes fed from rodent-resistant feeders to reduce the amount spilt.
Avoid using bird tables and putting food directly on the ground, and clear away windfall fruit.
Use expanding straps to securely seal dustbins.
Do not dispose of strong smelling or cooked food scraps on open compost heaps.
Avoid using fertilisers containing animal remains.