No, really, I have rats! I've lived in the same place for over 17 years and never had them until now. The feed is drawing them in (although it is covered and safe) but, also, we lost our last cat this summer. We've always had cats but I am not a cat person, so I didn't replace her. What else do you do about rats besides poison: afraid of the goat, dogs & chickens eating it. Trapping: ew. ? Is my only recourse then to get another cat? What do ya'll think?