Cranberry industry., Cranberry Station (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Pests and diseases, Best Management Practices
Certain wildlife species may cause damage to agricultural property at various times during the year. The Animal Damage Control (ADC) program, part of the Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS), recommends using integrated pest management (IPM) to reduce wildlife damage. Animal or varmint IPM may involve adjusting management practices, dispersing animals, and/or removing specific individuals. Residents of Massachusetts may wish to consult CMR 131:37, which details the exception to the game laws when property damage is occurring.