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bugsntinas
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: greenhouse/polytunnel Reply with quote

went out to the greenhouse/polytunnel today and found that the bloody rats have eatten a big hole in the side Mad is there a way to stop them?i will be buying poison to put in that area as they're trying to get into the composte bin aswell Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poison or a cat
Put poison in a pipe and only a little until they get used to it, rats can taste poison and do not eat unusual foods they will regurgitate it if it does not agree with them, clever animals.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers for that.i put peanut butter on traps the other day but the rain washed it off so tried again this morning.i know it works from the past.just need to stop them from destroying the greenhouse.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put out two rat traps yesterday, this morning a result, one blackbird, one robin, bloody discussted. will stick with poison in a pipe.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a shame to hear.think i'll try and stick poison too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bodge together some sort of box to house the trap and leave a small hole only big enough for rats.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have four Wren visiting the tunnel to feast on flys, think I"ll take a rain check on the traps.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it was rats that ate the way in?

Lots of other wildlife could do same. I ask as the cure to the attacks depends on the culprit. I have had mice, birds and rats all visit my tunnel, but luckily no rips to date.
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