What Animal Pest Eats Bean Plants?

Dwelling in a rural area means lots of space for a backyard garden, but also you share your property with little animal pests that love to feed on your own garden. Many crops, including legumes, are susceptible to feasting insects. Beans contain a huge selection of beans, many who are grown in the home garden, such as green beans and broad beans. When planting beans, it is possible to help control animal pests by fencing in the developing area or using traps and repellents to help keep away the insects.


Groundhogs, also called woodchucks and whistle pigs, produce burrows in grassy strips of territory and often make dens beneath porches and decks. These herbivorous insects come out to feed in midsummer and eat a host of garden vegetation, including legumes, peas and carrot tops. Groundhogs are about 20 to 25 inches in length weigh between 4 and 11 pounds. They have brown fur, small ears and eyes and strong front legs for digging. Signs that a groundhog is eating your beans include a smooth cut at a diagonal plane on the bit ends of this vegetation.


Rabbits are cute, furry creatures. Cottontails and the jackrabbits are two types of bunnies that feed on garden vegetation. Cottontails live among brush and might live under slightly raised constructions around your yard. Cottontail rabbits generally weigh between 1 1/2 and 2 3/4 pounds, are between 12 and 15 inches long, and have pale gray coat and smaller ears than the jackrabbit. Jackrabbits weigh between 3 and 7 pounds, grow 17 to 21 inches long and are grayish-brown in colour with black tips in their ears. A bunny’s bite also smoothly cuts the vegetation.


You often spot deer near wooded areas and close rural farmlandnonetheless, some deer do live in suburban locations. Deer are herbivores and generally feed on leaves and twigs, but when they live close farmland or have access to some vegetable garden, deer do eat soybeans, corn and other garden vegetables. Deer are big in contrast to other animal pests. They weigh between 100 and 300 pounds with a short tan fur in summer and large ears; male deer have antlers. Deer droppings and ripped or nibbled foliage are signs deer are eating your beans.

Other Pests

Voles, chipmunks and squirrels are known to eat the leaves of plants that are young. Vole damage is often confounded with cutworm damage since these creatures eat the stems and leaves as they work via a row of crops. Birds can also hurt recently sprouted seedlings of corn, peas and beans by pulling them from the ground. For birds, you can use row covers to protect young plants.

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