Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Better Mousetrap

I think Ralph Waldo Emerson is the one who said "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door" and judging from the offerings at the local hardware store, quite a few people are testing his theory. I was shocked to see so many different kinds of mousetraps on the shelf -- everything from electronic traps (actually shocks them to death) to glue traps; packages of gooey paste for bait, live traps, easy-to-load traps and the all-time favorite regular little wooden mousetrap. This doesn't even include the ultrasonic sound traps that just drive them away.

Pests. Rodents. I was looking for a product to deter the rabbits from eating my plants. Last year my Diamond Frost was the star of the season and I couldn't figure out why it was down to the nubs until last night when I saw a baby rabbit feasting. I'm not interested in killing them, just want them to look elsewhere for food. This product is supposed to deter them with odor. Hope it doesn't waft up to the deck.

1 comment:

Teresa J. Wilber said...

We have the little "wascals" feasting on our petunias, too. Cute as they are, we just want to deter their eating habits. Let me know what you purchased and if it works. BTW: We must do lunch soon!