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    A buddy works for a exterminator company. He said they use slim Jim's for rats and use pepperoni pieces tied to the trap for mice.

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    Peanut butter alone or peanut butter mixed with oats.

    Rats or mice? Rats are considerably smarter than mice. They may learn to avoid traps they see other rats get caught in.

    Put your traps perpendicularly across runways, if you can see tunnels through grass or hay or droppings marking regular routes. If you don't see obvious runways, put the traps next to a vertical structure like a wall, with the killing end facing the wall. Rats and mice don't like to run across open areas. If they have a choice, they will run at the base of a vertical structure, which helps protect them from predators.

    They very best anit-rodent strategy is to get rid of their food sources. If you have a bird feeder, put it away for a few months at a time. No open garbage cans, no open containers of pet food, no dry pet food left out all day for free-feeding.

    Pick up dead rodents with gloves and drop them quickly into a plastic bag, and seal the bag to avoid getting bitten by fleas that might carry plague. Don't let the dogs eat the rats, which might have ingested rat poison.
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    Google barrel trap. Rat falls through cover and drowns.

    And I would use peanut butter as bait.
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    Get a JRT...no trap or bait required.
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    Bacon grease. It works way better than peanut butter in these parts.
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    Cheese. A piece cut off about 1/2"x 1/2" Open the metal trigger part that holds the cheese with a small screwdriver and really push the cheese on. It will stay on for a long if you have the right kind.
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    Day old doughnuts!,,,,,,,

    Oh wait! Thems for bear.

    Sorry...

    Unless,,,, Have you big Rats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    Day old doughnuts!,,,,,,,

    Oh wait! Thems for bear.

    Sorry...

    Unless,,,, Have you big Rats?

    Gooser
    This IS TEXAS. I'd be getting out the '06 if I didn't think that the neighbors would complain . I will say that rats are smart. Several years ago, I had some coming to my bird feeder during daylight! I started shooting them with a pellet gun. Great sport, but I made the mistake of shooting one when there was another one on the feeder. The second rat ran off, and I never saw them in daylight again. Finally just quit feeding the birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Potter View Post
    Get a JRT...no trap or bait required.
    Yeah, but what do you do with the JRT once the rats are gone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    Yeah, but what do you do with the JRT once the rats are gone?
    Easy, spinning coke can smothered in peanut butter over a five gallon Home Depot bucket filled with 2.5 gallons of water.







    Just kidding.

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