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Old 11-15-2021, 03:35 PM
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what do you use to get rid of rats.. there are many around and i would like to get rid of them..
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:40 PM
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If you have a lawn care company, we used Deans, and they placed traps. If the lawn care company will not do this, you can place poison, but you need to be real careful, as other animals that might eat the dead rats will also be killed by the poison. Personally, I would try rat traps.
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Where do you live that you have a rat problem.
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Old 11-15-2021, 05:31 PM
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Here is a solution.
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You might think so, but most of the house kitties wouldn't have a clue. Feral cats with battle scars fighting to survive could do it, but then you'd have to deal with the feral cats. I vote for traps. Lots and lots of traps.
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the 2-legged or 4-legged kind?
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the 2-legged or 4-legged kind?
If it's the 2 legged kind:

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Rodents (mice and/or rats?) made a nest inside my electric pool heater (heat pump). After I completed repairs, I called Deans which we use for termite control and insect/pest control. They placed a bait (poison) box in the area near the heat pump. This is NOT a trap.
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You might think so, but most of the house kitties wouldn't have a clue. Feral cats with battle scars fighting to survive could do it, but then you'd have to deal with the feral cats. I vote for traps. Lots and lots of traps.
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If, you go that route you want a female cat they are the hunters.
As far as traps, it is interesting as to how many different traps have been invented over the years. The common snap traps work fine, the secret is the bait-try peanut butter. Poison, the one commonly used causes the rodent to bleed internally. Since they do not vomit they die a slow death and will seek water. If, they die in the walls or attic it will stink. Years ago, I was sure it was a rat. I kept needing to re-bait the trap and having it sprung but missed. In the end it was a field mouse. Finally got hm with the arm of the trap. Point a rat trap does not only get, kill rats.
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If, you go that route you want a female cat they are the hunters.
As far as traps, it is interesting as to how many different traps have been invented over the years. The common snap traps work fine, the secret is the bait-try peanut butter. Poison, the one commonly used causes the rodent to bleed internally. Since they do not vomit they die a slow death and will seek water. If, they die in the walls or attic it will stink. Years ago, I was sure it was a rat. I kept needing to re-bait the trap and having it sprung but missed. In the end it was a field mouse. Finally got hm with the arm of the trap. Point a rat trap does not only get, kill rats.
You are so right. A rat trap can indeed catch more than rats. Once, while baiting a trap, the trap caught me.
O.K. let the rat jokes begin. I can take it. I'll just sit here quietly and nibble my cheese. 😊
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If you or neighbors have bird feeders or throw out food for birds, you might want to stop doing that. Bird seed, crumbs and other foods like nuts or certain fruit will attract rats, mice, squirrels and more. You or your neighbors might actually be creating the problem.

Just a thought.
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evidently a food source is nearby! Rats & Mice love Birdseed!
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If you have fruit trees, make sure the rotting fruit gets pick up.

One half of my barbecue grill cover was chewed up, set a rat trap, and got to rats in three days

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If you have fruit trees, make sure the rioting fruit gets pick up.

One half of my barbecue grill cover was chewed up, set a rat trap, and got to rats in three days
I hate it when my fruit riots...
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