Cure for rats in the garden

Discussion in 'Fruit & Vegetable Growing' started by Sasha Bushell, May 5, 2017.

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  1. Sasha Bushell

    Sasha Bushell Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I discovered something amazing out of desperation to stop rats eating my produce.

    Besides killing them, in which more just pop up out of nowhere.
    If you have this issue heres my tip.

    Sriracha!

    I mixed about a tbspn of sriracha with water in a sprayer and doused my entire patch in it.

    Low and behold; rats hate chilli! :D

    Finally a resolve to my revolving problem!
    I hope this helps someone else
     
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    Well that sounds great Sasha! :thumbsup:

    But I would hesitate to use it as it would spell the end of my visits to the garden also! :eek:

    I would end up with chilli all up my arms, in my eyes & mouth, & worst of all, on my clothes.:heat:

    Surely you need to hose it all off prior to working in your garden?

    Or do you not apply it directly to all plants?
     
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    Ive just been spraying it onto the plants (diluted of course) enough so i can taste the burn. And apply when i see signs of critters. I water my garden almost every day so find im currenty doing it once a week. I think its definitely confusing them as to why everything is spicy! It dries onto the plants quickly. But im sure it washes off quickly aswell.
     
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    Excellent!

    Yes I'm sure a simple wash of produce would get rid of any excess chilli - that's a great solution to rodents eating produce in the garden. :idea:
     
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