I'm freaking out! I live in Livonia, MI and our neighbors have a huge rat infestation, and they're coming into my yard to get the chicken food at night. So far, I have noticed about 10 rats, the largest being about 1 1/2 feet long, and mighty heavy. I have already tried a humane trap, but they cleverly avoided it, and now, my brother is going out to buy a BB gun and try to shot them! I don't want to see them killed, so I need to get rid of these rats!
I cant call the city to help, because they will make me get rid of my 5 chickens, who are NOT the cause. ( my neighbors neighbor has a huge compost pile, and I know this is why the rats are here, he has has skunks before. :/ )
Please help me! I'm desperate! Help!