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03 Jun 2011 12:46 - 03 Jun 2011 12:48 #2120 by Mitch
Mitch created the topic: Rats and fruits/avocados
I have a problem with damn roof rats eating my fruit just before it gets ripe, so i looked up solutions and i found this article edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw120 and it talks about using metal guards around the base of the fruit trees to keep them from climbing up the trunk - so i went for it. I hope it works!

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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11 Jun 2011 14:25 #2123 by tanyad
tanyad replied the topic: Re:Rats and fruits/avocados
We have the same problem, especially with tomatoes! We use traps baited with cheese or peanut butter. They work pretty well. We have also used the solid green bait by nailing onto the outside of the raised bed. They eat that stuff up and then don't come back for a long time. I like the metal tube thing. Let us know if it works! I think rats are very clever and could figure out a way to climb that thing!

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