There's been a slight rat problem in my backyard for quite some time now. We've set out poison numerous times, and in the end only had one confirmed kill even though the chunks disappeared everytime. I eventually gave up that, when I discovered my girls snacking on a rat stick that my dad forgot to tell me about before letting the chickens out. Freaked me out, but my girls ended up fine. And after that, we set out classic snap traps, around 3 of them baited with peanut butter or almonds glued to the trip board. Not a single one during the week and a half we had those up, almost all were triggered but were baitless. The ones with glued almonds on them had the trip board actually knawed off. We ignored them for a month after that, but lately my dog has been running outside barking, when we let him out after dark. He never does that unless there's something out there. Signs of rat poop, and the chickens freaking out in the middle of the night also prove I might have a new set of rats that moved in. So my dad went to Lowes and picked up a victors electronic rat trap - it's supposed to work great for small infestations. I baited the back of the trap with peanut butter, and a dog kibble stuck in it, turned it on, and placed it against a wall I've seen rat droppings before in my patio. Now I just have to wait, but in the meantime does anyone have anything to add about these types of traps? Good or bad experiences?