Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lesliekg, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. lesliekg

    lesliekg In the Brooder

    May 30, 2014
    I'm really freaking out...there are rats living (breeding also probably) by my chix coop. I have put down bait... which they ignore... it's in those black plastic bait boxes by victor(?), I bought an electronic rat trap, and a plastic type of old fashioned Victor type trap and a regular rat trap by Victor. They all work except for the bait box type, but, after catching maybe 2 rats they ignore the traps even when I put cheese in them. I've heard that moth balls will discourage them when placed in their holes, also anti-acid tablets. Done both... still have them.... any ideas? PALEEZE. Can't have cats... 7 dogs that wouldn't like cats or chickens or squirrels or anything else with legs besides humans....actually have a 2.10oz dog that would make a good snack for rats.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
  3. Naser

    Naser Songster

    Oct 29, 2014
    I found the best thing that works for me is rat proof feeders
  4. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    50/50 peanut butter and plaster of paris balls, a little olive oil if handy..

    Marble sized.

    Put out daily till they stop disappearing.

    Good luck!

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