RATS!!!!!


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art

I've just discovered a rat running across my kitchen floor! I need the
collective wisdom of the group! How do I get rid of these critters....Any
and all help greatly appreciated!!!!

Art
 
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Brad Bruce

art said:
I've just discovered a rat running across my kitchen floor! I need the
collective wisdom of the group! How do I get rid of these critters....Any
and all help greatly appreciated!!!!

Art
Rat or "Healthy Mouse"?

Find ANY point of entry. It's amazing what they will fit through. I
found a hole the size if my little finger that mice were using. I
borrowed a smoke tester from a friend who used it to sell replacement
windows. I turned off the boiler and covered the damper, then turned
on the bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans to create negative pressure in
the house. Then I was able to use the smoker to find air leaks. (Gotta
work on a few more this fall.....)

Good luck.

Brad Bruce
 
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Lar

:) I've just discovered a rat running across my kitchen floor! I need the
:) collective wisdom of the group! How do I get rid of these critters....Any
:) and all help greatly appreciated!!!!
:)
:) Art

Try to figure out where the entry point in the kitchen is...corner of
the cabinets...bottom of the dishwasher, around the stove gas line
maybe. Place a rat sized snap or glue trap at the point of entry (on
the floor under the entry point). After you are satisfied you have
caught it/them try to close the openings they are using to get inside
the kitchen. Along with where they are entering in from the outside.
If you go with a bait, there is a chance of one dying in the attic or
under the crawlspace, but since the rats are more than likely living
away from the home and coming in exploring, it isn't a sure thing.


Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!


It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.
 
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bumtracks

I used to get citrus rats in the garage from time to time.
Would tie an empty Budweiser can to a rat trap with a foot or so of
leader/fishing line. Sometimes you'd hear a can clunk clunk clunking over
the attic rafters at 3AM. Tended to make an angry wife though. Quite
funny, watching a rat flopping around attached to those traps dragging a
dangling beer can down the cable tv line headed home or aimed for another
neighbors house. Lost an awful lot of traps until I started tying them to
big heavy things.
 
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Jeff Wisnia

art said:
I've just discovered a rat running across my kitchen floor! I need the
collective wisdom of the group! How do I get rid of these critters....Any
and all help greatly appreciated!!!!

Art

Wanna rent our cat? He increases his productivity fivefold by using traps.

http://home.comcast.net/~jwisnia18/jeff/mousetrap1.jpg

Jeff
--

Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)

"As long as there are exams in public schools there will be prayer in
public schools."
 
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