DEALING WITH/ CATCHING RATS - TRAPPING RATS

Discussion in 'Planting, growing, nurturing Plants' started by BryanJacobs, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. BryanJacobs

    BryanJacobs New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Climate:
    Tropical
    Does anyone have any good ways to catch rats in the garden?They eat anything tasty in my garden which is discouraging, but I live near a port, so there's always lots around. I won't poison them; there's birds-of-prey nearby. Cats n snakes are out too!!
    Any ideas? :(
    cheers
     
  2. songbird

    songbird Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    gardening, reading, etc
    Location:
    near St. Charles, MI, USoA
    Home Page:
    Climate:
    -15C-35C, 10cm rain/mo, clay, full sun, K-G Dfa=x=Dfb
    i can only suggest at this point going on youtube and searching for

    "shawn woods rat traps" the guy shows a lot of things to try and some may work for you but also it helps to watch his vids because they often show rat behavior that you won't see otherwise.

    good luck and let us know how it goes. :)

    if you do not wish to trap but have other options and the area isn't too large you can put up a fine (1cm or so) heavy wire mesh (look into how to make a rat proof fence) and electrify a hot wire so they can't crawl or get over.

    this would require any surrounding trees/shrubs to be managed so the rats can't jump from them into the garden or dig under the fence, but it will work.
     

Share This Page

-->