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Post  happy232 on 6/9/2012, 10:09 pm

Do I need to put down a wire barrier (ie chicken wire) under my box to block out gophers and moles? I live in Baltimore, Maryland.

I don't want to put down my box, have a problem and have to move it later if there's a problem.

Thanks! =)
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Re: wire barrier under box for moles?

Post  llama momma on 6/10/2012, 3:10 pm

The quick answer is yes, But do put down hardware cloth instead. At 1/4 inch openings, it has much smaller holes than the chicken wire you mentioned. Chicken wire is better suited for larger critters used with critter cages above the box, 1 inch openings will get you the best protection. Watch when you buy since it is also sold with larger openings.
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Post  happy232 on 6/25/2012, 12:21 am

just fyi in case this can help someone, I put down window screens made out of aluminum. It has really small holes, comes in 4 ft, and is cheap!
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