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How to get rid of rodents!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dogartist, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Nov 28, 2017
    Nifty

    Nifty Herd Master Administrator

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    I'm dealing with a rat problem and it's driving me crazy. I've used the baits / poisons, but they end up dying in crawl spaces or in the attic and stink up the house! :sick

    I purchased a set of these traps: http://amzn.to/2k7ghqL

    They work pretty well, but they just aren't attracting the rats like I'd expect. I'm using peanut butter as bait, but it just doesn't seem to be getting them to go to the trap.

    Any other ideas on rat's favorite lure / bait?
     
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    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Loving the herd life

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    mice really like bread. I use the french or italian loaves and they go to the smell and indulge! And, as another said, peppermint oil...deters them...nothing is 100% except dead.

    Cats are great if they are hunters. Some don't want to get their paws dirty, LOL. Most often it takes a "few". I know my two are not enough -- but, one old still 1/2 feral tom is not friendly to new ones. So -- one day I will be able to get more.

    Bush hogging a couple acre field yesterday I saw several large ones go zipping away! Generally the hawks & owls get them at some point. This time of year they all want to come inside where it is warmer :p
     
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    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    Peanut butter has always done the trick for me. :idunno
     
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    RoahT

    RoahT Ridin' The Range

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    Peanut butter and chocolate chips always work well for us! :)
     
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    LocoYokel

    LocoYokel Loving the herd life

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    When I ran out of peanut butter one time I used frosting from a can. Worked great and now I trade off with the bait, thinking the larger "menu" gets more customers...
     
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    AClark

    AClark Loving the herd life

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    I learned that mice will lick peanut butter off traps. Nothing sucks more than finding a trap unsnapped with little lick marks in what little is left of the PB. Since then, I put a cheerio in the PB, so they have to pull it off harder.
     
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    Baymule

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    Use the bucket traps, put some soured corn in the bucket. Take a piece of bread and wrap it around the roller bar.