Who has dealt with MUSKRATS???
Hey, folks, long time no see.
As far back as 2001 I was known as Sharon_Green or NorahS. Hopefully this will be my last incarnation!
Old-timers may remember my 2004 re-build, converting my 9' X 15' water garden to a 15' X 30' pond with filter system and 2-tier waterfall. At the time I seriously considered covering the entire liner with rocks and mortar, but it seemed like too much work. If only!!!
To make a long story short, I've got a muskrat problem, and while figuring out what to do it's gotten worse, because muskrats like to dig their dens under water. But the hole lets the water out, so they need to start it lower. Yikes!
I'm resigning myself to the fact that it's beyond patching and I need another big roll of EPDM. And this time I WILL do the rocks-and-mortar thing, but I fear the little darlings will chew through it before I get it covered. I plan to call the state Fish & Game Dept. tomorrow and ask for advice. I'd really like a non-lethal solution if possible.
Just wondering what experiences/solutions others have had.