Bulbs being devoured

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 22:21:00 PST
Jane McGary wrote

> I tried soaking both cheap crocus and tulip bulbs...
> [in] some in capsicum (red pepper) wax and planting
> the groups, alongside untreated bulbs. I noted no
> difference

I recently had rats digging in pots of palm seed. I put a very thick layer
of powdered cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) on the soil in the pots. The
rats dug through the layer of cayenne powder and continued removing seeds.

A live trap baited with walnut kernels worked just fine.


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