Getting Rid of Rats in the Garden?

August 25, 2011

Photo of a rat in a garden.I'm having a problem with rats in my garden trimming my rose bushes to the point of leaving them leafless, also the fruit trees. I have found nests hidden and made of the stems and leaves of my plants outside a patio wall. How can I prevent them from trimming my potted plants, tomato plants, and trees. I've tried traps, nets, and Decon rat poison. I don't like using the poison because it affects other animals that may come in contact with the the dead animal. Any suggestions?


By puzzle from Valencia, CA


August 31, 20110 found this helpful
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You need a cat or two, and that will take care of the problem. I live on 2.5 acres and have 5 cats, no mice, rats, or moles. Works great!

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August 30, 20111 found this helpful

Try spraying a solution of alum on your plants as rats don't like the taste and makes their mouth draw or pucker without harming them. I use it on wood to keep them from chewing my boards that I have drying

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