Little rodents with rolled up jeans and a jaunty hat is what I picture when I find my garden has been invaded.
Or maybe something like this guy!
I prefer to deter pests as opposed to more going for a killing approach, but having tried peppermint oil, hardware cloth collars, and other deterrents in the past, to no avail. I now set traps for these little thieves, but they are getting wise. I really don’t want to use poison, it just seems to cowardly, and potentially dangerous to innocent bystanders. I will try more traps and get a movement controlled light on the patio.
These thieving rats won’t get the best of Me!