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Old 09-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Only appropriate with our going to Orlando on Friday, our pantry/ laundry room now has resident rat/s. I've tried baiting professional traps with:
dog food (wet and dry), dog biscuits, banana, mayo, peanut butter.
They scoff at my feeble attempts at their demise.
Any ideas - trying bits of cooked chicken and steak fat tonight.
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Only appropriate with our going to Orlando on Friday, our pantry/ laundry room now has resident rat/s. I've tried baiting professional traps with:
dog food (wet and dry), dog biscuits, banana, mayo, peanut butter.
They scoff at my feeble attempts at their demise.
Any ideas - trying bits of cooked chicken and steak fat tonight.
Red Tailed Boa Constrictor.....Completely safe around people, fairly
inexpensive....put it in the pantry, Rat problem solved !
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #4
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just caught one with peanut butter a few days ago
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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How about a rat trap. We used them at a place I worked years ago and they did the job. We stuck a piece of ham on them if I remember right.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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You need the electronic trap that will electrocute them. It will run you 40 bucks at Home Depot. I had a similar problem with mice, until I started using one.

With the electronic traps, the bait is hidden, and if they smell food, they will be drawn in to their execution.

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The nearest Home depot is 180 miles away. We have a chicken snake growing now; he's only about 10" long. we have 4 professional traps and one big wooden one!
We have 7 dogs and 3 cats - completely worthless creatures
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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We have 7 dogs and 3 cats - completely worthless creatures
Stop feeding them...
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Lesson learned last night- tie the damn bait on
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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Lesson learned last night- tie the damn bait on
i have to see "tied to the trap" peanut butter......
make sure you adjust the trigger to be lighter to trip with a pair of pliers.
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Got one tonight! got 5 traps with chicken and cheeses wired onto the damn things. Hope to wake up tomorrow to rat carnage!
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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Caught 2 in my house in the last week
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #14
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Go get 'em, big fella.

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Move. I lived in an old house on Harden St a few years ago where I personally saw to the execution of around 50 of the rodents. My roommates were equally as prolific. Those bastards are impossible to get rid of. Burn the house down and start over, sorry.
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