Rats running up my vines

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Old 12-12-18, 09:35 AM
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Rats running up my vines

I need to prevent small furry animals from climbing up my vines on my house. I have another on the other side of the house. How?
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How do you feel about sitting outside with a bb gun? Most reliable would be to cut down the vines. They are perfect for mice, squirrels and other critters to climb.
 
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Are they thick vines?
Were you thinking about something like the metal cones that are used to keep squirrels out of bird feeders?
 
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I need to prevent small furry animals from climbing up my vines on my house.
Two thousand volt anti-critter electric fence charge unit - $30


Two hundred and seventy-five feet of electric fence wire - $7


One motion control outlet. $13

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Surely there are more humane methods than bb guns and electrocution! There's something wrong with someone that would find that entertaining.
 
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I'd be setting up rat bait stations.
 
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I do not use poisons in an open, uncontrolled area. It's too easy for non-targeted pests like cats, dogs being poisoned.

Electric fencing is not effective against small rodents. It's too hard to position the wire close enough for them to touch the wire without the wire being shorted out on leaves and vines moving in the wind.

A wall covered in multiple strands of growing vine has too many paths for a critter to climb. You can't put anti-rodent cones on a vine when it's flat against a wall. And when there are multiple vines in close proximity it's easy for an animal to jump from one vine to another bypassing your obstacles.

Then there is the problem of your trellis attached to the house. Another perfect avenue for critters to access the house. Removal of the climbing paths is really the only option I see. Get rid of the trellis and vines. Other than that it is you out there personally trying to scare them away.
 
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