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Subject:  Rat or Rodents - I got this far - until today :(

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Penryn CA

This morning checking my pumpkin stem area and I see something has been chewing on the back under side area of my pumpkin. No problems until today. I had a rat trap on the board baited with peanut butter - guess it likes fresh pumpkin better. Any other preventive ideas beyond rat traps?? I plan to mix up some captan paste today and hope it doesnt start rotting.

8/11/2019 2:55:22 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


It doesn’t always work, but a couple sheets wrapped around the base of the pumpkin and going up about 5 inches has helped deter mice as a barrier. You’ll have to adjust it daily.

8/11/2019 5:22:40 PM


Dillonvale, Ohio

Peppermint oil will keep them away. Not sure how well it does once they are there.

8/11/2019 9:45:20 PM

Nana Rea

Massillon, Ohio

Wolf......how do you use the peppermint oil?

8/12/2019 10:15:46 AM


Hopedale Ohio

moth balls just a few a couple feet out from stem, can do the same with a kin

8/12/2019 2:37:23 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania


8/12/2019 8:31:55 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Rat glue pads with a string tied to something or a nail threw it into the ground rodent blocks spread out all over

8/12/2019 9:56:30 PM


Dillonvale, Ohio

Nana Rea, I put cotton balls in medicine bottles, add several drops of oil, drill holes in the lid and place, typically 4 around the fruit. At least once a week, add a few more drops of oil

8/13/2019 9:57:06 PM

Nana Rea

Massillon, Ohio

Thanks Wolf - interesting approach!

8/14/2019 7:28:55 AM

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