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post #21 of 24

SNAP TRAPS are the way to go. I saw huge ones at the feed store.T-rex brand is online and good.Never use poison in the house .I made that mistake when I freaked over an attic mouse.Ended up with 2-3 weeks of decomp smell in my ds's room. Ugh, I can still smell it(when I think about it). I could never find the mouse.

With rats in the duct can you imagine the lovely *flora* mixed with warm air.OMG,that would be nasty. Snap trap and having the duct work checked for the hole to get it repaired,otherwise you will be heating the crawl.

I leave snap traps set in the crawl all the time.Amazing how critters can get in despite my hard work at blocking acess.
I have done poison in the crawl.Works well,but if there is a risk of them dying in the walls or ducts I would stick with the traps.

Best wishes!

post #22 of 24
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Well as the night went on the smell got worse.  It was coming out of all the ducts and it wasn't 2 days ago.  Noticed at the air handler unit outside the house that I could smell them there.  Sent hubby in and told him to check there first.  He said there was a pile of insulation off the return and forced air lines in between the lines.  He started digging through it and found a nest.  I sent him back under with a small trash can and double layer of gloves.  He caught 5 of them.  Said there were more but they ran.

The good news is they aren't actually in the duct, just between them.  They stripped the insulation off the return pipe and put a few puncture holes in it.  That is the reason we all of a sudden started smelling them.  From reading about just one bite and its required dose for secondary kill, I think I'll put some in the crawl space.

Thanks guys!

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post #23 of 24

Spray Rataway Fragrance from www.Rataway.com on ductwork, furnace, wiring, thermostat wire, ac condenser, refer lines,

safe around childer and pets. http://www.rataway.com This product was developed for this problem by an air conditioning contractor.

post #24 of 24

 Canned cat food is excellent mouse bait. I wasn't catching anything with peanut butter, so I dribbled can cat food drippings over the bait plate. I had a mouse  in 30 minutes. Good luck!

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Little girl 14, I wish you could see the beauty that's within your heart. You were made with such care your skin your body and your hair are perfect the way they are.  There could never be a more beautiful you! You were made with a purpose only you can do, there can never be a more beautiful you!

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