You recall my telling you about the ant problem we had, as well as the enormous cutworms. And I also mentioned that we had purchased compost and left it in the hole we have dug for our future cellar. We deposited it there because we didn't want the wind to blow it away before we could use it.
Well, we had rain - lots of rain... 100mm in the last month, and it continued whilst we were there over the Easter Weekend. Brilliant! And, naturally, the rain filled the compost-filled-cellar hole.
This is the sight which greeted me...
|Can you see all the cutworm which have drowned - who|
knows how many more are below the surface? That's a
hectic number of destructive insects!
As we were doing our regular "on-arrival inspection" of the property RMan noticed what looked like dog-doo in one of the new flowerbeds which I had made on either side of the front steps. On closer inspection we discovered that it was actually owl cast or pellets.
|If you look closely you can clearly see the jaw bone|
of a rodent - mouse or rat I don't know. But I'm
loving the existence of this pest controller :)
I love this eco-friendly pest controller - and in fact, RMan and I had already made a decision that as soon as we could afford it we were going to purchase an owl nesting box, and a bat house :) Knowing that there are owls about, I reckon we had better get one sooner, rather than later...
They (I'm hoping that there are more than one) need to made to feel at home a.s.a.p.