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#3094056 - 03/27/12 06:33 PM SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP
DROPPINGS Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/24/12
I had rats in my house for about 9 months. i live in eastern CT. i think there are 3-4 rats left to remove. it used to be easy to catch them, put a snap trap out, clean them up in the morning. that worked for 2-3 months. now they have figured me out. they have mutated into "SUPER RATS". nothing works anymore here the list of stuff i have done.

6 glue boards,
16 snap traps,
a live cage trap,
2 poison boxes ( i have dogs)
cameras to track their activity( this is how i know there are 4 left)
finally i rigged a pellet gun with hobby type remote control to fire when i see a rat in the line of fire on the camera.

the gun has been the most effective lately with a kill every 2 months. it is an embarrassing kill rate. but they have quited down their rattivity as they turned in to super rats. one is blind in one eye, one is bigger then the others, one has three legs, and the last has one has a short tail from me grabbing it and pulling it off.

I'm here looking for a solution to my problem. any help - suggestions would be great help thanks

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#3094068 - 03/27/12 06:39 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
DROPPINGS Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/24/12
what do you guys think of a ferret?

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#3094137 - 03/27/12 07:22 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Greene County IN Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/16/12
Loc: Greene County IN
A Rat Terrior maybe, or how bout a bobcat hehehehe laugh
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#3094154 - 03/27/12 07:33 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
I would use a cage trap and wire the door up. Keep feeding 'em until they get used to it and than lower the hammer. Rats are neophobic and it takes them awhile to get accustomed to new stuff.

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#3094213 - 03/27/12 08:10 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Peskycritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/13/12
Loc: south east michigan
I'm a super smart rat specialist , because I do live in the land were rats know all the tricks , fix all the holes and leave one open , place a blind set there , no bait no nothing , hide the trap in the ground and bed it down so it's not to wobble , also clean up all your dog crap each and every day because this is what there eating and causing the problem ,
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#3094261 - 03/27/12 08:32 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
bushytail Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/17/12
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
I would use a cage trap and wire the door up. Keep feeding 'em until they get used to it and than lower the hammer. Rats are neophobic and it takes them awhile to get accustomed to new stuff.


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#3094262 - 03/27/12 08:33 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
DROPPINGS Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/24/12
thanks guys. i have done all of the above... except for cleaning the dog crap. ive had live cage trap set for 6 months and nothing at all, every type of bait you can imagine. also had snap traps wired not loaded trying to lure them in. they wont go near a terex or board trap. i also had posion box out for 4 months and not a nibble. any ideas about a ferret? lol

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#3094339 - 03/27/12 09:02 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
RF Wildlife Online   sleepy
trapper

Registered: 08/29/10
Loc: CT
Have you tried bodygrips yet? They will not touch your food, if they have a food source that has not killed them yet:) If you can find out what they are eating try using that for bait. You can also try nesting materials for bait. Take away as many food sources as you can. If you can get them feeding on something just give them enough so that they have to compete to get the bait. Ferret may get lost or stuck in a wall causing more harm than good.
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#3094388 - 03/27/12 09:21 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
bushytail Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/17/12
Loc: Iowa
Ferret may get lost or stuck in a wall causing more harm than good.

I know of a cat that was turned loose in an attic for mice that died and I did the removal and clean up , it was bad maggots coming threw the floor into the living room.

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#3094567 - 03/27/12 11:01 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
If you've tried everything else will Pesky's foothold idea work. I haven't used a #0 in like forever but I used to nail 'em as a kid.

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#3094646 - 03/28/12 12:31 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Tsarevna Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Loc: Oregon
Use the Rat Zapper.

They never seem to wise up the to electronic ones. cool
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#3094651 - 03/28/12 12:57 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Peskycritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/13/12
Loc: south east michigan
Oh ya I was checking out one of them rat zappers just a few days ago , I've never used one but my eyes were just bugging out of my head , I didn't buy it so now after reading them words zapper ,I'm sure I will drive like 20 miles out of my way just to get one or three , I was thinking taking them apart then putting the zapper part into a 3' hunk of 6" black pipe , make it so it takes 3 rats at a time , could just add it to the landscape on a job , it would smoke some chipmunks Forsure and no bait needed , no bait means less raccoon action
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#3094756 - 03/28/12 07:00 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Art Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/30/07
Loc: Illinois
Try and take a bucket and fill it of the way with water and put some oats it. The oats will float on the water. Put a ramp up to the bucket. When the rat jumps in he will drown. Grease the side of the bucket

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#3094769 - 03/28/12 07:20 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: Tsarevna]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Originally Posted By: Tsarevna
Use the Rat Zapper.

They never seem to wise up the to electronic ones. cool


I am a big fan of the rat zappers and sold and installed many of them in restaurant accounts in my Pest Control days. I always sold them at the end of a rat job, installed the lil flashing red lights where they will be noticed and used them for future rat problem detection. They were always a great upsell during and after the rat job.

I have read a lot of good advice here just hit em hard with all you got. I have always tried to exclude the entry ways and try to trap them all out inside until they are nothing but a memory.

Rick Federation is right keep em guessing and you will eventually see an end.
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#3094815 - 03/28/12 08:15 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
DROPPINGS Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/24/12
you guys rock! by the way they dont leave the house anymore. so it makes it that much more difficult. i think establishing a feeding area is the best idea. if i can find a zapper i'm on it. thanks again grin

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#3094901 - 03/28/12 09:39 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: Art]
DROPPINGS Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/24/12
i did a mini experiment. oatmeal dont float for very long. lol but your idea is good, maybe packing peanuts

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#3095039 - 03/28/12 11:12 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Willow Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Loc: Havelock Ont. Canada
.....first put a wad of toilet paper in the barrel/bucket,(will float) add oatmeal on top, works great.

...willow...

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#3095042 - 03/28/12 11:14 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Willow Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Loc: Havelock Ont. Canada
.....should have said after adding water, then add toilet paper etc.

.....willow...

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#3095072 - 03/28/12 11:38 AM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
Willow Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Loc: Havelock Ont. Canada
.... put a wad of toilet paper in the barrel/bucket,(on top of the water it will float) add oatmeal on top, works great.

...willow...

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#3095152 - 03/28/12 01:05 PM Re: SUPER RATS IN HOUSE! NEED HELP [Re: DROPPINGS]
killbilly Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: orofino ID.
i thought you were talking about CONGRESS
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