mice and rats eating tomatoes
i have had a seious problem with rats and mice chewing up my almost ripe tomatoes in the past few years. i know that it is rats and mice because i have seen them take off , and their dropping have been all over the leaves below, and i have killed them in traps. i wanted to know if there is a natural deterent , plant , scent , anything that i can do to fend these guys off my tomatoes. they did not bother any of my cherry tomatoes , just the large heirlooms that were either ripe or pretty close to being ripe. i use rebar cages and they can pretty much travel the whole plant easy.
va. bch. va.