Hélène Dessureault interverbis at videotron.ca
Thu Jul 21 12:53:51 EDT 2011

Catching them or shooting them is your best bet. They can be quite 

Hélène, north of Ottawa.
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From: "Richard D Hansen" <rdhans01 at louisville.edu>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:21 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] SUBJECT: Tree Rats

>I am at a loss at how to handle the fluffy tailed tree rat AKA squirrel
> problem. Just a few of them completely ate/destroyed most of the peach
> 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 still
> 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 that
> 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
> balls?
> Thanks
> Richard Hansen
> Zone 6b
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