About once a week something is getting into my plants. Today I noticed a huge hole dug about 4” down. There’s some munching on leaves but not that much. It seems to be after the roots. We don’t have animals and we haven’t ever had an issue w any rodents. But thinking it was a mouse, we have set traps… tried bending the trigger so it was more sensitive to touch, sticky traps, poison bait… nothing has caught/killed whatever this is! It’s driving me crazy! I’m leaning toward mouse. Just a very smart one what can I do??
Is this grow inside or out?
It is possible maybe there was a cavity under the soil …and it just collapsed?
I mean you’d definitely see mouse droppings …someplace …
Just a stoner thought
Your best bet is video monitoring for a few days somehow ?? Especially if you are indoors
I could see a mole or chipmunk doing this outdoors …squirrels too…usually animals that dig are looking for a home or to hide food …not after your roots as food but the danger is them digging and hurting the roots
This ought to do it
my first thought was a mole. They burrow but would come out when you water. Curious…
That’ll do it for sure
@beardless can I get a link to that? So I can see what it costs lol
I saw one little something that looked like a mouse dropping but I’m not sure if it was coco that had been knocked out or what…
My gut says mouse but idk how I’m not catching it. There are traps everywhere. Maybe I’ll try something other than gv peanut butter lol it seems whatever this is realllllly loves digging in it and eating the leaves.
It’s really driving me nuts.
Inside… I got nothing! Sorry! Cam will definitely tell. Good luck!
@Lacewing i don’t think it’s a cavity. The coco that was dug up had a pile of coco beside it so u can tell it was actually dug into and the roots looked trashed. Plus it’s on its 6th week. Skywalker og auto. It’s been in that pot for about 5 weeks of that. And about once a week… boom!
Ahhh I’m the worst I missed the part that it was ongoing when I thought of that possibility …
I read a Journal a while back and Grower was experiencing similar issues, finally figured mouse was stealing PB off trap next to hole, used bubble gum or soft-cheese really smashed on trap trigger and got it. Kinda a funny thread as the mouse was pretty crafty. Try the “search” with mouse.
I’m batting 1000 today lol ughhh
Let’s us know if when you find out what it is.
Pictures!! Or it didn’t happen… lol
@Lacewing, you’re fine lol I appreciate any thoughts that can help me work this out.
@spyonyou, I sure will! I’m tired of it.
@Pet_de_Chien crafty is an understatement
I thought about running lights 24/7 to keep them protected since it only happens when lights are off. But I have some photo seedlings coming along. I’m very worried about their safety. Being fragile and what not.
This is what I saw when lights came on this morning. She was stressing.
I lifted up the leaves and there was the hole
this it but I’m not sure it is available. Lots of options. I know nothing about them
If I remember correct @Not2SureYet had the same problem with something digging a hole and nibbling at the leaves. It turned out to be a mouse. It drove him crazy.
Yes! I went to him first lol he posted on his thread for me to help me out. He didn’t have them digging like dogs in his tho. I think he caught his before that happened. If only…
If worse comes to worse. You could set up a few of these on top of the coco. And just remove them when you feed