I"m running out of options!... I was told by an old experienced farmer today that I probably have hundreds of rats!.. I've been posting on here about it and so far have had no luck.. I have a ton of rat holes going in and out of my coop and see 6 or 7 of them out at a time .. in the daylight.. scavenging around! Yes.. I'm learning a valuable lesson here.. when I see 1 rat.. don't wait around.. TAKE ACTION! But now.. I'm feeling a little desperate.. I really don't want to use poison.. very much against it, lost my beloved dog to neighbor using it, I just don't know ... HUNDREDS of rats! I've been told different tricks to using poison so that the dogs can't get at it.. with pvc pipe and all.. but am worried the rats will come out of their holes and then the dogs would have a chance to get at them .. after they have ingested the poison..??? I don't know.. Just wondering if any of you have used it and know of a way to safeguard the other animals around it..??