This forum is dedicated to the discussion of growing pome fruits, including apples, pears and other pome fruits, discuss varieties and how to store, prepare and process pome fruits.
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(As an aside, in a wilderness class once, the instructor reached into the center of one of these nests on the ground and pulled out fluff that made perfect tinder to start a fire.)
But I digress. The ag commissioner told me to take an old tire and drill a three inch hole in the tread, place poison inside, and put a piece of plywwood over the top. These days they make ground squirrel bait stations that do the same thing.
The rats had been eating all the fruit spurs on my golden delicious and my pineapple guava. They also stripped the bark off of a loquat. I now have a ground squirrel bait station that I just keep filled with poison and rotate around my orchards and garden. The bait keeps disappearing and my trees haven't been stripped.
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