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Magnum
Posted 22 May 2012
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Tony

We are in the process of replacing our netting in a three bay net. The supplier is suggesting we need to install a "rodent protector" at the base of the netting. This will add significantly to the cost. We have no evidence rodents are a problem. Does anyone have any experience of this?
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barry glynn
Posted 22 May 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Never had a problem with rats at all. I suppose it depends on your location.
We have a lot of rats coming off the river but they are only interested in knawing at something to get at food. So unless you litter your nets with burgers, can't see why you need it.
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Barry Pace
Posted 22 May 2012
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Curiosity & Obsession seems to be the way

Rabbits, Hedgehogs, Foxes, Badgers chewing through them, never heard of rat issues, maybe the rabbits get a bad name instead, the 'protector' is usually a PVC strip either sown in or velcrod onto the bottom of the net.
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paul kelsey
Posted 22 May 2012
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Magnum why are you replacing the netting, if its just general wear and tear and not because all the bottoms are eaten away then why would you need protection, you say no evidence of rodents.
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Magnum
Posted 22 May 2012
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Tony

Paul,

The nets were obtained by us via a grant but are maintained on school grounds by an external contractor. We have little say in how they are maintained but have to contribute to costs.
I'm trying to make sure we are not being overly charged by asking those sort of questions!!



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Martin Wythe
Posted 22 May 2012
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The bottom of our nets are a mess. We have had to cut out numerous hedge hogs some dead some alive. we are having new nets with protectors. As a temporary measure we have secured some green shade mesh from this sites shop. works a treat and cheap.
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Barry Pace
Posted 22 May 2012
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Curiosity & Obsession seems to be the way

Magnum first thing springs to my mind is Rats or Strimmer damage??
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ismith
Posted 22 May 2012
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hedgehogs are a problem at my place.But if they are alive submerge the hedgehog in a bucket of water. rather than drown they uncurl themselfs and try to swim, you can then untangle them without cutting holes in your nets.it honestly works.
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