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Joined: 2011-11-16

this past summer I had two field RATS (not mice) in my garden eating my tomatoes. how can I get rid of them before next year? I have a compose pile nearby and they hide in there, I do not put anything but garden waste in it,no meats or fat. HELP!!!!!!!

Joined: 2009-08-06

Put the Rat bate in the brush or make a tent of rocks and put the bate there to keep it from other animals..

Joined: 2009-08-07
Yet another way

Is if you know the rats are in your compost heap then put your rat Bate in a polythene bag cut the corner off to make a small hole and push the bag into the rat hole hole end down. Them old rats will think their good times are here but only till the bate gets them and then they will be past thinking.

Joined: 2011-11-16

thanks for the info. will try it this winter and spring! hope it will stop them for good. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Joined: 2009-08-07
Those little buggers,

they always seem to get my bulbs, well at least some of my bulbs, but having ten or so cats has gotten them somewhat under control!

Last winter they almost wiped out my Jerusalem Artichokes, I only had a few that survived, but then there were getting to be too many and they were hardly growing from the over crowding!

I did miss getting a harvest of them though, but thought it would be best to let them get multiplying again before harvesting any as only 3 even grew till time they would have their tubers growing!

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