Slightly alarmist reply Lonnie.
If you put down poison you are likely to kill the hedgehog too.
Nic’s ideas above are all well worth trying. You could also try planting mint around the entrance hole. Some say it works but the juries out. Worth trying anyway.
Someone also suggested putting a saucer on top of the hog bowl – they mentioned it as a way of deterring cats but it may work for rats too.
Alternatively getting a cat will do the trick 🙂
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