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Moss and weed killers .

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    Can you tell me whether weed killers and moss killers for pathways are a danger to hedgehogs.
    My paths are really very bad this year and I have to clear them. They are on the hedgehog route, where they come almost every night through the season and where I put their food out for them.
    Can anyone offer some advice ,please.
    Thank you


    It depends what you are using. Check the label – it will tell you if it’s a danger to wildlife – if it is then don’t use it.
    Have you tried just jet washing without chemicals?

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    Hi Puddleduck

    Just using water and a stiff brush works quite well, too – if you have the energy! but you could do a bit at a time.

    I don’t like using any chemicals with the hogs around.


    I;m sorry not ot have acknowledged your replies. Thank you for them. I have decided not to use any products and continue to brush and scrape. Hard going but I would never forgive myself if my hedghogs disappeared .
    Three were outside last night, they seemd to be a friendly group and possibly last years babies as they were reasonably small in comparison to others I have seen. They all scurried off in a what seemed like a playful mood to the same place….. through a hole under my fence to underneath next doors decking ! I’m going to ask next door to put their camera underneath it (if they can) .
    Having finished distributing your leaflets this week , those left over from last years and this years lockdown, so have emailed to request some more. Thank you for your brilliant Hedgehog website. X

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