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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by goldeneggtees, Jan 17, 2011.
whoa! What do you do with them once you catch them that way?
Trap, Trap, Trap!!! But remember you must eliminate food, water, and shelter or they will never go away.
What makes the best bait for catching rats in trap?
I like to use cat food (the wet kind in a can)
Rats are a real pain. I have some canned dog food, maybe we'll try that - Thanks!
Did I mention that we had the worst flea problem this past fall? Never had a problem before. I bet I know where they came from!!!
I just use the chicken feed they were eating as bait. Put a pile in the back, and a few pellets leading up to it from the door. They know the smell, and know it is good to eat. I place the trap along edges where they walk. I shoot them with a pellet rifle.
turn that compost, or maybe consider one of those compost barrels that is enclosed so the rats can't get into it. If they are under the compost, put glue traps under the compost too. Maybe consider getting rid of the compost altogether.
The compost feeds our vegetable garden but you are right, it is a big source of food and hiding spots for them. Compost piles are hard to turn in the winter, we do turn it in the summer loads though.
Quote:Water over their head. Small trap like that, its easy. Fill garbage can full enough to cover trap