Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Wed Jul 20 15:26:36 EDT 2011

Rat poison

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From: rdhans01 at louisville.edu
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] SUBJECT:  Tree Rats
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:21:46 -0400

>I am at a loss at how to handle the fluffy tailed tree rat AKA
>problem. Just a few of them completely ate/destroyed most of the
>crop from 4 trees and the few plums I had from Howards Miracle. I had
>already trapped 7 of them this year (gave them swimming lessons) but
>they just keep coming. I tried hot pepper but it did nothing, they
>ate them like crazy.  I have not tried the peanut butter plaster of
>paris balls because the reviews were mixed, but I am ready to try
>now after this episode. I would like to prevent them from getting the
>apples before they ripen. What are your thoughts? Is there a decent
>repellent? Can any of you comment on the peanut butter/plaster paris
>Richard Hansen
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