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    Nickdub, while I remember to ask any chance of a picture of your patented "metal roofed tray thingy" sometime this year so I can knock one up next winter and just buy refills for it

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    nickdub
    Many Thanks for the timely reminder, also the apples and pears.
    Feed the soil, not the plants.
    (helps if you have cluckies)

    Man v Squirrels, pidgeons & Ants
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by It never rains..it pours View Post
    Nickdub, while I remember to ask any chance of a picture of your patented "metal roofed tray thingy" sometime this year so I can knock one up next winter and just buy refills for it
    I don't do many photos - too lazy to get the camera, batteries etc all in one place, but if I get inspired by something-else I'll give it a go :-) (happens occasionally)

    In the meantime what I did was :
    1) buy a refill kit off the internet (probably Amazon)
    2) take out the sticky cardboard bit and measure it
    3) cut a piece of plywood a bit larger than the cardboard
    4) cut a piece of zinc ( could be another metal, but that's what I had) the same length and half as wide again as the plywood
    5) bend the zinc round to form a sort of domed roof for the plywood (obviously both ends are left open so the moths can fly in easily)
    6) wrap a piece of wire round the lot, twist it together at the top of the roof with a bit bent over spare above as a hook to hang it up with
    7) push the sticky pad with the lure on it inside

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    You're very welcome - Happy Gardening

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