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Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm
by iann
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Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:23 pm
by Nicevans
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Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 pm
by edds
I hope it hadn't nibbled anything before you dealt with it!

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 pm
by Zigs
I caught 7 in the cactus house last month :eek:

They nibbled the Rebutia rauschii and the Echinopsis :cry:

They took all the buds off the Gymnocalicium so I baited the traps with the ones they left. Caught them when they came back for them 🔨

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm
by FredG
Has the sale of peanut butter just gone up in Macclesfield?

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:59 am
by Ali Baba
Field mice have driven me bonkers over the last couple of years, the first sign that they are about being the vanishing fruit on epithelantha. Last winter I caught one casually munching an Avonia, and I lost several conophytum cuttings. Eventually I worked out where they were getting in (a tiny gap near the door) and blocked it, and located a nest in the rootball of an overwintering Canna. Since evicting them I have been mouse free, but I keep a live trap in the greenhouse all year around just in case, and I always close the doors and side vents at dusk.

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:03 am
by FredG
Ali Baba wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:59 am
I always close the doors and side vents at dusk.
I replace the glass in the doors with ½" wire mesh late April - Oct. It saves having to have them open and gives good ventilation.

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:04 am
by el48tel
FredG wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Has the sale of peanut butter just gone up in Macclesfield?
I am reliably informed by an expert in the field, that Morrisons own brand (others are available) is the best for baiting the traps.

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:07 am
by FredG
el48tel wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:04 am
FredG wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Has the sale of peanut butter just gone up in Macclesfield?
I am reliably informed by an expert in the field, that Morrisons own brand (others are available) is the best for baiting the traps.
I used Morrison's crunchy :wink:

Re: Unwelcome visitor

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:22 am
by Tina
Quite brave to be out in the daytime, did it do any damage ?