[permaculture] cats, mice, frogs, earwigs
Lisa in Oregon
lisamaciver8 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 15 13:20:50 EDT 2005
We have outdoor cats (down to one) to catch mice/rats, with only
partial success. (The cats don't do much against birds, at least birds
are still a problem in the orchard). We also have terrible earwigs in
spring, making some crops like beans very difficult to start.
Do cats catch frogs and lizards? We see a rare frog in this dry area,
and it's been some years since I saw a lizard or snake. And do frogs
and lizards eat earwigs?
I've heard it said that outdoor cats are "bad", but we'd like the
keep the mouse/rat population down. But if they're indirectly keeping
the earwig population up, it would be worth the extra effort of using
traps rather than cats.
Lisa in Ashland Oregon
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