Okay, for the past month we've been trying to get rid of a rat that is up in our attic and in our garage. I'm 80% sure it is all the same one and that there is just one. I started out with traps all over the house, garage, attic. Put in all types of different treats, peanut butter, almond butter, marshmallows, etc. etc. etc. I even put the traps right where I've seen him run, right in his direct path. None of them worked... not a single one is tripped. Next I decided I had to do something... he's chewing up all our insulation and doing who knows what else. I know it is bad, but I put poison in the garage (away from the children and the chickens). I know there is a chance it might die outside and our chickens might get at him, but I'm hoping the chance is really low... plus I have to take the risk to get rid of him. Anyway, he's not eating the poison. I've got two kinds out, the green little pellets and the bar / stick kind. He doesn't want either one. We're at our wits end. We hear him gnawing at wood in the attic at night and in the walls while we're watching TV. So, what the heck do I do now? I'm a hair away from blowing up the house!