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bunks(Australia)August 17, 2009

Hi

I have a pergola with some grape vines covering it. I love the shade that they provide in summer and the sun in winter but we have a rat problem and the grapes are just another source of food for them so I want to replace them with a non fruiting vine. Any ideas? I think a wisteria would be nice, but can anyone suggest anything else? My area gets no frosts, but it can get days up to 40C in summer.

Ta,

bunks

PS do you think rats would eat flowers?

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kayjones(Mo6b)

I found this excerpt from a website found by doing a google search:

Rats are omnivores. Among other things they eat seeds, fruit, grains, nuts, flowers, leaves, insects, birds, reptiles, fish, eggs and fungus. They consume about 1 ounce of food and drink about 1 ounce of water each day. Their strong teeth are able to gnaw through wood, copper, cinder block, aluminum, and uncured concrete.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 4:31PM
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