I'm sure this is something a lot of poultry owners have dealt with at some point: Rats. I live in Florida and we have rats nesting in my house. MY HOUSE. I'm animal lover through and through and have never loathed anything other than mosquito's and roaches. Heck, I even take spiders outside whenever I find them in the house. But now I have rats that have decided to move into my house to use as their own personal toilet and breeding ground. I have tried so many different natural ways to get rid of the vermin. At this point I don't even care if it's humane!! I have dogs and chickens (and the nasty things are nesting in my walls and ceiling) so poison is NOT an option. The only thing that seems to work, and solved my last rat problem, is putting away alllllll food/feed items in the house (where the dogs sleep) and just letting my dogs take care of the rats that, out of desperation, come out from hiding. However, that process takes longer than I would like and gives the dang things time to reproduce and defecate in the ceiling.
Does anyone have any special tricks or magical spells that can help me be rid of these disgusting creatures??? I'm desperate. My bathroom now has a weird smell that I'm 99.9% positive is rat related. Oh, and the fleas... my dogs now have fleas, too.
Thank you so very much!!!!