Rain and Rats go Hand & Hand! They move indoors to seek shelter. Or Barn full of feed provides safe harbor and unlimited sources of nutrition for their colony and off spring. I refuse to provide a disease carrying rodent share my farm destroying everything from boxes to electrical wires and contamination of feed for our many animals we care for. FARM RAT pic 1 by Farmer Connie posted Jun 29, 2017 at 9:10 AM These little Satan offsprings are my main focus at the moment. This big female was live trapped last night in my barn right next to the chicken feed cans. FARM RAT pic 3 by Farmer Connie posted Jun 29, 2017 at 9:10 AM We are switching to metal cans because they are slowly knarling Thru the Rubbermaid cans. FARM RAT pic 2 by Farmer Connie posted Jun 29, 2017 at 9:10 AM This one is a female. I call them the "Rat Factory Queen's". One female can make so many Satan babies. Usually just catch big males. Females usually stay in the nests and wait for delivery of dinner. Bucket Rat Bait House Outside View #1 by Farmer Connie posted Jun 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM This is a photo of a homemade Rat Bait House. We have several around the farm. This one had all the bait ate and gone. Took the photo to share an inexpensive solution to pest control. Bucket Rat Bait House inside View by Farmer Connie posted Jun 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM Drilled a hole in the side of the bucket bottom. Wedged a strip of wood inside of the housing. I screw down lightly a couple of TOM CAT BRAND RAT BAIT BLOCKS sold at TSC in a economy size pail. The bait has a hole already in it. 2 screws, 2 washers and seal the top of the bucket with the lid. Keep them away from areas with small chickens. This bucket had the bait placed in it only 3 days ago. They ate it already. The rats dehydrate from the bait forcing then to leave to find water somewhere else. Bucket Rat Bait House Outside View #2 by Farmer Connie posted Jun 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM I will win the battle as long as I don't give up. Rats beware! Farmer Connie don' t play that!