Bandicoots

Started by Susan - 4069 Friday, 26 October 2012

Does anyone know how I can deter bandicoots from our Brisbane garden? We recently replanted our retaining wall garden with several different cordylines, dwarf gingers, crotons etc and the bandicoots are loving it! It"s getting so bad that each morning we have to go out and replant or straighten things up again.

Geoff - 4170 Thursday, 08 November 2012

Hi Susan,They are cute little sods, and eat a lot of insects, snail and slugs etc and as you found out, they also like plant tubers and roots. I did see on a website saying if you had a problem with them and want to keep bandicoots out of your backyard,build a bandicoot-proof fencing. Use fine galvanised wire mesh, or any other material with gaps no larger than 20 mm. The foot of the mesh should be buried to a depth of at least 150 mm, and the fence should rise at least 500 mm above the ground. If it were me, I would plant some thing for them outside your security area, as your way of helping them. Regards Geoff

 

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