When we pulled back the frost cloth over the weekend there was a disgusting little surprise waiting to be discovered.
Rats had moved into a section of the greenhouse and begun to eat the fresh green Raunuculus tops down to the ground. Dang!
At least they haven’t discovered the corms and instead are focusing their attention on the part of the plant that can easily grow back.
Chris immediately dashed out and bought a case of traps. If we don’t get these guys under control now there’s no telling what kind of damage they’ll do.
We got our first one last night. Boy are they big and healthy and … smart! 4 of the 5 traps were licked clean but not sprung. Hmmm?
I think it’s time to step up our game!
Eeew! I’m so glad Chris and Jasper enjoy this kind of adventure because the whole thing makes my skin crawl.