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Has anyone tried the poison gas method for rats in their tunnels?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pigcoon, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. pigcoon

    pigcoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I break up dry ice and drop the chunks down the holes. It's more dense than air and settles in the low spots of the burrows. It works.
     
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  3. pigcoon

    pigcoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the dry ice actually doing? I guess I don't know anything about dry ice--is it toxic to rats?
     
  4. Kasilofchrisn

    Kasilofchrisn Out Of The Brooder

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    Dry ice produces CO2 as it melts.
    this displaces the oxygen and in theory would make them suffocate or vacate their holes seeking oxygen.
     
  5. pigcoon

    pigcoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In theory! Unless their network of tunnels is vast.

    Have you had success with this method?
     
  6. Kasilofchrisn

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    Yes in theory.
    I have not tried it myself.
    I bought some of the poison gas sticks but never used them.
    A friend talked me Into getting a ferret and he loved eating fresh rats.
    That and they were in the barn walls and I got scared of a fire from the burning sticks.
    I did trap/shoot quite a few of them.

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  7. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    Dry Ice is solid carbon dioxide...so as the dry ice sublimes (goes from solid to gas) it will force atmospheric air out of the tunnels, because it is denser than air, it will stay in the tunnels as well.

    41 grams of Dry Ice will expand to 22.414 liters...so a 5 lb block of Dry Ice would take care of a huge system of tunnels.

    I've used it on Prairie Dog burrows...I've used it to dispatch predators in cage traps, works like a charm.
     
  8. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The heck with dry ice. I'd get one of these!!!
     
  9. Kasilofchrisn

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    I like your way of thinking BBQ JOE!
    I was going to suggest something like the prairie dog vacuum truck they have out west that sucks them out of their tunnels and into the truck.
    But it's rats and they would still need to be dispatched.
    Your idea takes care of all that at once.

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