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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Rats :( Reply with quote

You might recall I have a bird feeder in my garden and just recently I have seen a rat feeding itself on it. Crying or Very sad It managed to climb up the pole and then balances on the top while munching at things. Squirrels do as well and I know squirrels are regarded as tree rats, but I don't mind them and they can jump on it from the fence. Anyway, I think I have found a solution. I sprayed WD40 on the pole and yesterday afternoon I watched it try and climb up, but it kept sliding back down again!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehehehehehehe...

You must take a photo or even a movie. Wink

We have a brook passing under a corner of the property so rats potentially always present. We have put squirrel proof poison traps down and the bait is eaten. Haven't seen any signs of rats reciently.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the WD40 trick Pengy. Cool Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had not thought of the WD40 trick but will try that as we have a bird feeder and unfortunately next door have chickens and horses so have seen rats popping out from under their hedge and come and empty our feeder recently, have put some traps and bait down under hedge but will try the Pengy trick too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH does a bit of pest control as and when and he says that silicon spray will do the job as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea !
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexinsuffolk wrote:
Had not thought of the WD40 trick but will try that as we have a bird feeder and unfortunately next door have chickens and horses so have seen rats popping out from under their hedge and come and empty our feeder recently, have put some traps and bait down under hedge but will try the Pengy trick too.


Oh the joys of living in the.country. Laughing Wink

I love nature and the drama that goes on in the garden day in day out. At the moment there is a magpie teasing an aggressive male dove. The dove or puffed out is trying to attack the magpie who is skipping around a large apple tree allowing the dove to get close but not close enough to cause damage. Smile

Unfortunately wild life has no respect of protocols or etiquette. I have been blaming some friendly squirrels for causing damage in the greenhouse. I now suspect it is the result of a semi tame fearless blackbird . She pops into the greenhouse looking for worms and grabs , creating havoc in the process. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not all bad here though, the other night shuffling up our garden path was a hedgehog, so now putting water out for them and may have to order in a bit of specialist feed to leave out for them.

Also years back at Mum and Dads one of our dogs used to love being outside a lot and quite often a couple of foxes would pop into the yard and see him so we used to take a bowl of food out and they would all take turns to eat it, just wished we had a decent camera in those days.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen a hedgehog in my garden for a long time. Shame because they are nice to watch. There is always water in my garden and the birds are always drinking from it. It is topped up every evening.

I also see foxes, but haven't seen them for a few weeks and although squirrels often come in the garden I think Roland got the message.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pengy wrote:
I haven't seen a hedgehog in my garden for a long time. Shame because they are nice to watch. There is always water in my garden and the birds are always drinking from it. It is topped up every evening.

I also see foxes, but haven't seen them for a few weeks and although squirrels often come in the garden I think Roland got the message.



Gosh, That dates you. Roland played a very important part in my life.
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