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post #11 of 18
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What would you put on the snap traps. I've tried a few things like pumkin seed but anything else.

post #12 of 18
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Quote: The Victor eletronic rat trap, seems good I might give it a go. Thanks :)
Originally Posted by AnotherSusan View Post

Emphatic no to the glue traps. They will only hold the small rats and they do catch unintended things and the glue is a mess to clean up if it gets where you don't want it. 

Do use the snap traps and do use wire to anchor them. I have had mice make off with the trap and hide and die where I can't reach them, Be careful unintended creatures can't get to the traps and use care when setting them. The large snap traps can break a finger or the leg of a chicken or cat or dog.

Another alternative may be the Victor electronic rat trap, although it is pricey.

I have not yet dealt with rats in the coop. Not looking forward to having to. I wish you good hunting!



 

post #13 of 18

glue traps work well I buy the glue from either grainger or wcs and make my own, folded up into a triangle seems to guide them the best through the trap they are pretty effective on unwanted snake as well, as is bird netting for blueberry bushes

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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by nanaluvsgps View Post

What would you put on the snap traps. I've tried a few things like pumkin seed but anything else.



I use cheese or peanut butter.  Have even used chocolate.

 

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I am not a usual finicky person and don't find things that other people think is bad as bad usually but I put sticky strips out once for mice and caught one, it was awful the poor thing was alive but couldn't get away. I killed the mouse and threw the other sticky traps in the fire burner. This was a fate worse than death for the mouse. It might come under the heading of torture!

Yep..it is torture..and a pretty sick way for the animal to die...

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post #16 of 18
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Good news :) got three rats by mashing up pumkin seeds then adding suger and peanut butter and putting it on the snap trap. Thanks for all he help guys!

post #17 of 18

Good deal!  The snap traps are the only way to go.  I have always had great luck with peanut butter.  My buddy used to trap them on his countertop in a #2 victor coilspring but that house was in the middle of getting renovated and we also shot a raccoon in his wall while we watched tv.  True story.

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LOL

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