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.