What's the best gun for use on rats?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by goldeneggtees, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    whoa! What do you do with them once you catch them that way?
     
  2. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

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    Trap, Trap, Trap!!! But remember you must eliminate food, water, and shelter or they will never go away.
     
  3. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    What makes the best bait for catching rats in trap?
     
  4. Tap Dancing Chickie

    Tap Dancing Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I like to use cat food (the wet kind in a can)[​IMG]

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  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Rats are a real pain. I have some canned dog food, maybe we'll try that - Thanks!
     
  6. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    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!!!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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.
     
  8. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    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.
     
  10. kkaymci55

    kkaymci55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Water over their head. Small trap like that, its easy. Fill garbage can full enough to cover trap
     

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