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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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home rat poison

ok i got a few rats coming by for a meal in the chicken coop now and again. they are smart little buggers and ignore my traps...i put my trial cam out and watch them prance by the traps...so i dont want to poison the hens or the dog or cats in my area so now what? it seems they cant burp so i put out some beer tonight, i see you can make a drown bucket too. any other ideas of catching or safe poison to make at home?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 09:33 AM
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 06:44 PM
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Instant mashed potatoes. Make sure water is readily available.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 09:41 PM
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Fly bait from agway. WARNING it does not discriminate on what or who dies.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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No way I'd use that stuff. He said he has dogs and cats around. That stuff kills within steps once ingested.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 02:05 AM
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Re: home rat poison

Get a std size metal trash can (I guess they still make them), throw some chicken feed in the bottom and lean a board against it. They will climb the board & jump in. They will not be able to bite through a metal can.

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Re: home rat poison

How about some snake shot and just take them out.

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Snake shot barely kills snakes, if indeed it does kill snakes, it would be worthless for rats.




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Re: home rat poison

Get a large box trap.Go the pet store and buy an adult female rat.Tie her in the cage.They will find her.You can kill them yourself.Go to a pet store that sells large snakes they will have rats.We bred them and fed them to our Burmese Python.If it's not pregnant it will be in heat.

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Make sure your rat traps are on the edge tight to the walls. Rats will never run off an edge. You'll get them, use peanut butter.

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