I have the same problem. I've lost 3 plants to those basterds this year so far. They even break into my house every mornig and tear up my kitchen. I've been waking up every morning right before the time they come up to my house and spraying them with habenero garlic water out of a spray bottle. It seems to be working (sort of) they wait until I leave the house now mainly. But there have been less attacks on my plants and more on my food in my cabinets.