Rats and ants...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Poliwag, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got myself a Ratzapper and got 4 rats in the first 4 days and then nothing for a while. I think the problem was because the ants were going after the bait. The bait was always completely covered in ants. I only recently setup a way where the Ratzapper would be on a bowl in the middle of a big dish filled with water so the ants wouldn't get to it and sure enough, I got 3 rats in a row. But, somehow, each of the rats were covered in ants, how is that possible?! Are they jumping from the celling or something?!
     
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have anything at all that works consistently on rats, be very grateful. Some who post on here have had real horror stories to tell about those things.[​IMG] Cannot figure about the ants showing up that way. A game cam would likely tell the story.

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  3. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gee...what a nice guy you are to show your concern for our fellow human beings. That's really nice [​IMG]

    Learn to read before commenting. There is nothing expressing either a concern or lack of concern in my post. It is a question followed by an observation of what is happening here, with no bias except for what you added. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 2ndtimearound

    2ndtimearound Out Of The Brooder

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    I never heard of the ratzapper before, [​IMG] but I'm glad to hear it works. [​IMG] Ants, on the other hand, can be pretty tough to get rid of. At my house, they change their base location periodically, making them hard to wipe out. You have one head start though - the fact that they were all over your bait and all over the rats makes me believe it would be easy to attract and kill them, either using ant traps or other means. Good luck with them - I know the horrible pests they can be!
     

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