Time for Rat education.... I have one. He/She lives in my wood stove in the barn. It appears to be singular in nature--but you know the old adage, for everyone you see there are ten you don't. I want to setup my brooder in there, so obviously the critter has to go. I've tried burning him out, poisoning him, trapping him, etc. No avail. My best option is sneaking up on him. When I open the door to the stove he will stare at me for a couple of moments before he darts. What kind of pellet / dart weapon would you suggest? He's driving me nuts.
.22 air pistol. The .177/BB are just too light weight unless you get a direct brain shot. You will only get one chance at this so make it good. If you know its exit hole, you could try a snare.