Will Seven (or Poultry Dust) kill rats or at least run them off??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kimntep, May 22, 2011.

  1. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2010
    Ocala, Florida
    I'm willing to try anything! We've tried the glue traps and they aren't taking the bait (peanut butter) plus I'm afraid for the chickens to get in them. We aren't having trouble with any other pests, I believe due to DE, but the rats have got to go.
  2. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    We had a mouse problem a couple of years ago due to flooding and couldn't seem to get rid of the buggers in our house. I took to spraying pure peppermint oil diluted in a spray bottle in closets, pantries, and in the crawl space and it is effective at repelling the mice. It's not guaranteed to work with all mice or rodents, but it is definitely worth a try if you have an issue. If all of the reviews I have read regarding this technique are an accurate indication, I would estimate this works about 80% of the time.

    We also found that this spray kills the ants that were streaming into my kitchen.

    I use the Now Foods brand. Some brands seem to be less effective. Now is available from Amazon in 1, 2 4, and 16 oz volumes.
  3. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    Central Utah
    Sevin will kill any fleas or ticks the rats have. Won't do anything to the rats themselves.

    Try the rat poison bait bars (one bite type). They work great.
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    You're in Florida? A couple of yellow rat snakes will take care of it. I know, not ideal, they will steal eggs and eat chicks if given the chance. But we have no rodents at all here, because we let the snakes do the work they love most.
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Thanks dawg, I like your idea. [​IMG]
  7. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    Fairfield County CT
    Go to YOU TUBE and enter "Bucket Rat trap". It works really well and safe around the chickens
  8. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    i use a homemade PVC bait station wired to my fence. i take a 2in pvc T and glue 6-8 in pieces of pvc pipe into each part of the T. Then fasten the pipe where the T is upside dwn wth one pipe straight up. I drop a piece of just one bite rat bait inside and cap it off. Rats and mice get to the bait but my chickens cant.

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