We have a rat issue in & around the coop. I know, because I caught one red-handed IN the coop, stealing food - tried to whack it with a piece of wood but it escaped. They are digging enormous holes everywhere, trying to burrough their way into the coop. I bought two of those big Victor Rat Traps, baited and set them out near the holes they travel in to get near the coop. Day one: a trap went off but no rat, just a big pool of gelatinous blood nearby. No rat in sight. Day two: traps intact. Day three: one trap intact but devoid of bait, 2nd trap went off but no signs of rats or bait. Then I bought some rat poison (pellets), four days in a row of setting it out to no avail, they don't touch it. However they are still digging and crapping all over the place. We cannot have cats here, as our dogs are cat killers and I'm allergic to cats, I don't want an extra burden or mess on my hands. PLEASE HELP!!