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post #31 of 39

The only sure-fire way to get rid of rats and mice is to use POISON. I tried using soda, PB & PoP balls, traps, all sorts of things. I didn't get rid of the rats until I broke down and put poison out.

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post #32 of 39

I once had a rat problem around my exotic bird cages.  The rats were living in all of the ivy that my neighbor had planted and coming to my backyard for their meals.  At first they didn't really bother me because they couldn't actually get into the cages (wire openings were too small), but then the numbers kept increasing.  I tried the snap traps for a while and killed some but never really made much of a dent in them.  After they got into one of my nest boxes and killed some baby Senegal parrots it was war.  I called the exterminator and he came out and placed the bait boxes around the house and in the attic.  In less than no time my rat population was decimated.  I never found many dead ones but did smell them from time to time.  Now every year I have him come out and refill those boxes.  Have yet to see another rat since.

post #33 of 39

I'm kina fond of just putting lye in their runs and using muskrat size body grip traps under my fence and in their runs as well

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post #34 of 39

Ewww I found a nest of them in the garage today!  All those beady eyes watching me-YUCK!!  Mom wants to try her traps again.

post #35 of 39

You'd be surprised how bad a dead mouse can stink.... Had one die in my old car once, Ended up getting rid of that car! I agree the glue traps are horrible! Poor lil free loading varmins would chew off limbs to try and get out of them. Poison is the best bet im afraid.

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post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Katy 

I tried the Plaster of Paris mixed with both peanut butter and also with cake mix and powdered suger.  All the rats did was poop white rat turds.  I finally resorted to poison and that worked like a charm.


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That just tickled my funnybone!  We've got mice in and around the coop.  I've tried the flour/sugar/baking soda mixture that I read about online.  Doesn't work, just gives them a salty sweet treat. roll


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post #37 of 39

I use both snap traps and the glue traps.
The snap traps we use are plastic and you just push down on the back of it and it
sets itself. No worries about getting your finger caught in the trap.
I really don't bother trying to get them off of the glue traps. The cat takes care of
rats and mice right out of either trap and she has figured out a way to get them
off of the glue traps without getting stuck herself.

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post #38 of 39

I hope you are all still talking about rats/mice and not bats. The thought of a dead mouse rotting away inside the walls of the house is not pleasant. We have trapped usage a 'live trap' bated with peanut butter . Then of course someone need to take the rodent for a 'one way ride'. Is a cat out of the question? A good mouser might help. But then you could not use poisons. The sticky glue traps some times work & other times,like you described just leaves bits of fur & rodent behind. Good luck finding the source, they have to be coming from somewhere.

post #39 of 39

We're using the snap traps right now, not to mention mole and gopher traps in the garden. I swear it's the season, if you forget to put them out one night you'll be sorry. sickbyc

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1 CA White, 2 Buff Orp, 2 RSL, 1 Barred Rock, 11 Easter Eggers, 2 Salmon Faverolles, 1 Gold Laced Cochin, 1 Blue Andalusian, 1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 Light Brahma, 2 Welsummers, 4 Wheaten Marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 11 Cinnamon Queens, 10 Australorps

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