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Old 10-09-2019, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Best way to kill Rats around pets.

Does the baking soda deal work on rats. I have 2 dogs and do not want to use poison that may kill my dogs if the rat dies in the yard within their reach. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:22 PM   #2
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Best?? Read the labels, there are some poisons out there that don't affect secondary consumers. I don't know that, just read it. Most fun way is just like deer and hog hunting, bait pile, light, pellet gun=fun in the moonlight.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:31 PM   #3
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:33 PM   #4
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unleash some snakes?

j.k.

I like the idea about shooting them with an air rifle at night, I always wanted to do this at my feeder after deer season.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:46 PM   #5
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Use the water bucket method. Look it up on YouTube. Works great.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:48 PM   #6
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I use those electric traps. Caught / killed dozens of rats with them. More effective than snap and glue traps and not toxic to your dogs.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:02 PM   #7
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Use the water bucket method. Look it up on YouTube. Works great.
So fun! ...and put a trailcam in video mode on it!

My grandpa used to have an old tub that he'd put old oil in. Then he'd sprinkle a layer of oats on top of it and had it next to something the critters could walk up. Just freshen the oats up from time to time until it was time to dump it out on the burn pile and start over!
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:10 PM   #8
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Have used water buckets in the past with no success.��
Sika, I am going to try your suggestion.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:11 PM   #9
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Sika can you give me a link to the ones you use please?
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:22 PM   #10
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Believe it or not. This is the best way. You need some cats outside and inside. Cats are pound for pound the best killing machine on earth. They have the speed, stealth, and eyesight to kill rats, mice, snakes, etc.

We used to have mice. We bought (2) cats. Zero mice since. Matter of fact, nothing gets in the house.

Not everyone will do this because they donít want animals. But this is by far the most effective way. Itís not even debatable.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:29 PM   #11
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https://www.amazon.com/Victor-Electr...s%2C181&sr=8-4

Fyi, I bought one of the new rectangular shaped ones at Tractor Supply and had to return it because it didn't work.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:36 PM   #12
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Believe it or not. This is the best way. You need some cats outside and inside. Cats are pound for pound the best killing machine on earth. They have the speed, stealth, and eyesight to kill rats, mice, snakes, etc.

We used to have mice. We bought (2) cats. Zero mice since. Matter of fact, nothing gets in the house.

Not everyone will do this because they donít want animals. But this is by far the most effective way. Itís not even debatable.
Cats may be the best but do not think my 2 Rotties, Diesel, 138#ís and Sophie, 100#ís that are spoiled rotten inside and occasionally outside dogs would take kindly to cats in he yard and definitely not in the house. The house is their domain!
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #13
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Cats may be the best but do not think my 2 Rotties, Diesel, 138#ís and Sophie, 100#ís that are spoiled rotten inside and occasionally outside dogs would take kindly to cats in he yard and definitely not in the house. The house is their domain!
😂😂😂😂😂

Not gonna argue with that!
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:30 PM   #14
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Get some mostly wild barn cats and leave them outside.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:33 PM   #15
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C A T S..... Lethal to em and quick
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:39 PM   #16
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Your pets should be able to handle that chore I would think.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:58 PM   #17
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contrac. i used to work in pest control in Austin. the contrac bait poison kills em after one bite
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:59 PM   #18
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buy online or go to mom n pop type pest control shop and buy
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:01 AM   #19
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buy the box type bait holder so u can keep it from the pets
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:50 AM   #20
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I use the victor electric traps. They’re great and they have an indicator light that lets you know whenever you’ve got a victim.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:49 AM   #21
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Cats are hit and miss

Had one that would kill a rat, gopher, mouse every day

Current one is worthless, wish he would run away but daughter likes him so..................
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:55 AM   #22
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Get you a killer Mink.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:02 AM   #23
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Skip to 8:14 to see the Mink work.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:36 AM   #24
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:48 AM   #25
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I want a mink now.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:49 AM   #26
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Just pick up and move to Central TX
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:40 AM   #27
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Mink stink....
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:31 AM   #28
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I use those electric traps. Caught / killed dozens of rats with them. More effective than snap and glue traps and not toxic to your dogs.
I bought one of these about a year ago and it works well. In fact on Tuesday my wife said she thought she saw a rat on our back porch so I baited the trap and set it out. This morning I was letting the dog out and heard the beep that lets you know you caught something. Sure enough it was a big rat. The nice thing is there is no mess with an electrocuted rodent - you just dump it out of the trap into the trash. This is the one I have - you can either plug it in or use batteries:

https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Ro...717555&sr=8-19

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Old 10-10-2019, 09:38 AM   #29
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this one works really well, its expensive but good:
https://www.automatictrap.com/produc...mouse-trap-kit
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:48 AM   #30
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Cool video, minks are killers, Nila ain't no slouch either!!!!
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:00 AM   #31
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Mink stink....
So do rats.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:10 AM   #32
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That mink video is making me wanna go pass shoot rats at a feed lot. 410 or 28 gauge, you reckon?
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:21 AM   #33
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Blow gun.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:21 AM   #34
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this one works really well, its expensive but good:
https://www.automatictrap.com/produc...mouse-trap-kit
There's a guy with a youtube channel that reviews rat/mouse traps and supposed rodent deterrents. He set that trap up in his barn with a camera - it is a really ingenious design. The co2 powered striker kills them in an instant.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:29 AM   #35
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Have used water buckets in the past with no success.��
Sika, I am going to try your suggestion.
Size is everything
5 gal buckets for Mice.
55 gal barrel for Rats.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:50 AM   #36
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https://www.amazon.com/Victor-Electr...s%2C181&sr=8-4

Fyi, I bought one of the new rectangular shaped ones at Tractor Supply and had to return it because it didn't work.
Ill vouch for these as well. Have probably killed north of 50 rats with them. Work great and SUPER easy.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:51 AM   #37
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glue traps?
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:06 AM   #38
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Hire a pro.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:31 AM   #39
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:56 AM   #40
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Since you got rots, mink and cats may be out. How about a couple terriers? Jack Russell's are used to catch mice and rats... make sport of it
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:58 AM   #41
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Where you at I got a terrier that will hammer them lol

Cats are hard as hell on birds too is only issue

Get a couple fixed barn cats from the pound and let em rip

Water bucket trap works too but o think trapping them out is hard to break the cycle
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This is the coolest **** i'll watch on YT all week LMAO
Guy is weird for sure but he does some cool stuff I watch him regularly
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:19 PM   #43
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She will take care of your rat problems..... and your cat problems.....

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:25 PM   #44
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I prefer the large old style Victor traps. I bait it with a half shelled pecan. Put the bait keeper between the meat of the nut and the shell. They can't pull it off. Absolutely deadly to rats and mice. Try to keep it away from birds, squirrels, raccoons, and of course your dogs.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:29 PM   #45
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Our dogs like to hunt vermin too. The only problem is they will absolutely wreck a barn in the process.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:43 PM   #46
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https://www.amazon.com/Victor-Electr...s%2C181&sr=8-4

Fyi, I bought one of the new rectangular shaped ones at Tractor Supply and had to return it because it didn't work.

that good info! I had no idea anything like this existed.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:45 PM   #47
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Sounds like you need to get rid of those dogs and get some cats. LOL
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