We’ve bought some more plants for the garden, a hydrangea bush, 2 lavender bushes and a rhubarb stick!
Hubby has been working so hard outside sorting out our onions as there is a huge hole underneath the frame and Ratilda’s relatives may have moved in.
Hubby has put down traps and bait, but nothing has happened or been taken, yet there are signs that rats are present, so he’s not taking any chances.
He’s reduced the height of our onion bed by 50% and moved it, hopefully managing to save around 80% of our crop.
We haven’t got our tomato plants or beans in yet, but with the weather turning cold again, we have no idea where we are on the sowing stakes!
I had been giving him a hand when he noticed the skin on my hands has dried out and cracked, so he wasn’t taking chances on that either as regards rats pee infection (leptospirosis) even though I was wearing gloves, so he’s had to do most of it by himself.
I had a hot bath, cup of tea and supper waiting for him when he called it a day just after 7.15 tonight.
Maggie had her booster jabs in March, so she’s protected as well as she can be. There’s no way she can get to the bait or traps, or the hole under the raised bed frame, but she has been showing some interest in the fence perimeters both sides of the garden.
These pesky rodents are hard to get rid of.
It’s really weird, the tracks and evidence are there, but no bait is being taken and the traps haven’t fired.
Maybe they are playing a waiting game.
We shall see what the damage is when Hubby has completely dismantled the compost bin.
Hope you guys can eradicate the pests.