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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Rat issues Reply To: Rat issues

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Hi madfoxlady

I have just written this previously with some links in it, but it disappeared. It may reappear at some stage, so apologies if there is repetition.

Unfortunately, rats seem to be a perennial problem. Just be aware that hogs have been caught in humane rat traps. Probably the best thing I can do is direct you to other exchanges about rats, where you might find something which helps.

It may be the links, which the Forum doesn’t like at the moment, but I’ll try to give you a link which contains other links about rats – it might accept one:

I’m not sure about the eucalyptus and peppermint oil. It might deter the hogs, as they rely on their sense of smell a lot, but I don’t recall anyone saying whether they worked or not. Although I think someone did mention mint plants.

Good luck. Hope you find something which works.