I have a wood deck in a part of my yard that is surrounded by pea gravel. Several weeks ago I noticed that some of the gravel was pushed away and a small hole was leading under the deck. I bought some of the large Dcon bait trays that says "kills rats" and slid one into the hole where in was under the deck but only a corner was showing. In a couple of days all the bait was gone and I put in a second one. Since that time I have put in about 25 bait trays and they are always gone in a couple of days. My question may have an obvious answer, but do I have a colony of rats whose numbers are into the hundreds and they keep eating the bait and die off, OR, am I just feeding the rats who are prospering and growing fat?? Is it really possible that Dcon has no bad effects on rats?