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Re: Mouse problem

Postby sally wright » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:34 pm

Dear Monika,
try some fresh cayenne or chilli powder. Just remember to wear gloves when applying it and when moving the pots later (it can be persistent....).
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Re: Mouse problem

Postby Geoff » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:11 pm

How will that work? One year we lost a load of chillis; they were nipping them off, splitting them open and eating the seeds.
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Re: Mouse problem

Postby Colin2016 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:27 am

I'm the softy that drive 5 miles and releases them in the wild.
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Re: Mouse problem

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:29 pm

I suppose if everyone is doing that Colin, within a few weeks, they are probably dropprd back off exactly where they started... :)
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Re: Mouse problem

Postby Primrose » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:15 pm

Don't deceive yourself Monika. I,ll bet they're back in situ within half an hour!
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Re: Mouse problem

Postby Monika » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:30 pm

I do hope not, Primrose! I have just put out two traps in the greenhouse for the night. Luckily, no neighbours overlook the front of our house, otherwise they would see me every morning at first light carrying a trap or two into the nature reserve .....
I am certainly going to try the cayenne/chilli pepper treatment on the pots, Sally. Might also sprinkle some around the door and bottom openers where they seem to get in. Perhaps your chillies weren't hot enough, Geoff?
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