Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:13
i have rats on my bird table. only 2 at the moment.
does anybody know how to get rid of the rats but i don`t want to kill them JUST YET. tried chilli powder, onion powder, extra strong garlic. have the only 2 rats who like hot spicy stuff.
does anybody know if the squirrel guards work on rats. they are not house rats but field rats because i back on to a field and we live in a semi rural area.
they are coming very regular now even in daylight. have named them Henry and Jack because they are male rats (i shall say no more)
Only 2 brown rats at the moment you say. Hmm. The gestation period is 21 days and they have up to 14 young, so don't leave it too long.. Not much will stop them other than the grim reaper I found. Almost as athletic as squirrels and thought nothing of jumping a couple of feet from a nearby fence (which they used like it was an elevated pavement) over to the bird table, defeating all my attempts to prevent them climbing the bird table stand!