A variety of animals can frequent home gardens, and it is important to remember they are living creatures with a mind of their own. Some animals, such as songbirds, are welcome additions but others, such as squirrels, may cause damage. Oftentimes damage may be difficult to attribute to a particular animal unless it is seen causing the damage, but other damage may be very characteristic of specific animals. Control of problem animals is often difficult and may require trapping or adding physical barriers to effectively exclude the animals from the area where they can cause damage. See information on specific animals for typical damage and some recommended control measures.