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As rodents go, it's actually a beautiful creature. It's a brownish gray with district white markings on its sides...
So I have big big problems if I have one rat because that means we have more rats. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh!!!
Funny how I thought what I saw isn't really what I saw!
Victor's rat-sized snap traps...the kind with the plastic "cheese" platform for the trigger. Lay 1/2 to 1 dozen out and about *NOT* set. Lay a 1/4" slice of hot-dog wiener on top of each one's cheese platform. Do this for a few days until you're seeing most of the slices gone the next morning. That night bait and arm all the traps. Hopefully you will get the majority of rats in one sweep. If you only use a couple of traps or try to bait them to start with the other rats will see what happens and will be wary of the traps. Let them get used to the "free" meal, then....SNAP!!!!!!!
I also have a rodent zapper that I never used... I may pull that out and put it in the line-up.
Or a gopher trap that actually fits in the hole and kills them when they try to surface.
I know they used to make a poison gas stick for tunneling critters.
Light one end and stuff it in the hole and the critters would die in their tunnel from the fumes.
Might be a good option after trapping to make sure you got them all.
Either that or fill the hole with water and drown the remaining rats then fill in the hole.
I once bought a ferret to rid my barn of rats.
Man did he like killing and eating rats.
Just some thoughts I had.
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Yeah, that's the ones. Hmmm, I've always had good luck with them. You realize that the slot the trigger sets in has a light and heavy setting to it? Anyhow, they've always worked pretty good for me. I've never used the Snap-E trap before...I had to google it...looks interesting...rather "high-tech looking". So they work pretty good, eh?