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    rats - poison

    I've got rats in the garage. What the heck do I do? Should I feed them some rat poison? Any suggestions welcome. Damn! The travails of a homeowners. :( Will they end up dying behind a wall and stink up the place?

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    Target practice? Blammety-blammety-BLAM! Seriously, I'd call a pro. Rats are truly horrible - they're filthy, mean, quintessential survivors and amazingly resourceful. On your own, it could be a long war -- and you don't want that.

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    Don't feed your rats any leafy green vegetables cuz the vitamin K will counteract the warfarin in the rat poison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Target practice? Blammety-blammety-BLAM! Seriously, I'd call a pro. Rats are truly horrible - they're filthy, mean, quintessential survivors and amazingly resourceful. On your own, it could be a long war -- and you don't want that.

    J.
    Yeah, i think you are right. I better get an exterminator over. I don't want to start fooling around with toxic chemicals. My local vector control will most likely get involved as well. Ay dios mio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    Don't feed your rats any leafy green vegetables cuz the vitamin K will counteract the warfarin in the rat poison.
    I'll keep that in mind, he he! Little bastards! I am trying an electronic trap my neighbor lent me, it is supposed to kill the rats/mice with an electronic charge! Supposedly anyway! Sound good in theory, lets see if i get any results. I am going to try putting some peanut butter in the bait!

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    bump!

    Anyone else had this problem?

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    There's no such thing as "just a few rats." If you've seen a few then there's likely to be many more. Call an exterminator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    Yeah, i think you are right. I better get an exterminator over. I don't want to start fooling around with toxic chemicals. My local vector control will most likely get involved as well. Ay dios mio!
    Okay, Abner, here’s some more motivation for you . . .

    I used to train drivers in the safe transportation of aluminum and magnesium phosphates, industrial-strength pesticides and Class 4.3 hazardous materials. Here’s what happens when they are not handled correctly (or by professionals):

    Updated: Four minors dead, five Amarillo family members stable, one transported to Lubbock after pest control chemical in home creates lethal gas | amarillo.com

    4 children dead, 6 people hospitalized following 'HAZMAT incident' in Northeast Amarillo | KVII

    Toxic fumes kill 4, injure 6 others Monday - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

    Call an exterminator.

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    I have moles in my lawn. I could trap them but I'm against the unfair incarceration of minority groups. I could poison them but I'm worried about the local band of feral cats. They really don't do any damage, they just make the lawn a little squishy when you step on one of their little tunnels. I'm learning to live with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I have moles in my lawn. I could trap them but I'm against the unfair incarceration of minority groups. I could poison them but I'm worried about the local band of feral cats. They really don't do any damage, they just make the lawn a little squishy when you step on one of their little tunnels. I'm learning to live with them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Levicoff View Post
    Okay, Abner, here’s some more motivation for you . . .

    I used to train drivers in the safe transportation of aluminum and magnesium phosphates, industrial-strength pesticides and Class 4.3 hazardous materials. Here’s what happens when they are not handled correctly (or by professionals):

    Updated: Four minors dead, five Amarillo family members stable, one transported to Lubbock after pest control chemical in home creates lethal gas | amarillo.com

    4 children dead, 6 people hospitalized following 'HAZMAT incident' in Northeast Amarillo | KVII

    Toxic fumes kill 4, injure 6 others Monday - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

    Call an exterminator.
    Yes. I think i will call an exterminator!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    Yes. I think i will call an exterminator!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn!
    I have decided to try old school rat traps! It worked for my parents many years ago. I'll put some cheese in the bait trap, leave if overnight, and see what happens. It can't hurt, I might as well try it before calling an exterminator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    I have decided to try old school rat traps! It worked for my parents many years ago. I'll put some cheese in the bait trap, leave if overnight, and see what happens. It can't hurt, I might as well try it before calling an exterminator.
    It's your house, but I think there are situations that call for trying a lower cost approach and that a rat infestation ain't one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    I have decided to try old school rat traps! It worked for my parents many years ago. I'll put some cheese in the bait trap, leave if overnight, and see what happens. It can't hurt, I might as well try it before calling an exterminator.
    Q: What is the best bait for a rat trap?

    A: For rat traps, use peanut butter, bacon, fruits, vegetables, cereals or meats as a bait.

    FAQ's: Best rat trap? Best rat bait? Expert answers from Victor®

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    Q: What is the best bait for a rat trap?

    A: For rat traps, use peanut butter, bacon, fruits, vegetables, cereals or meats as a bait.

    FAQ's: Best rat trap? Best rat bait? Expert answers from Victor®
    Oh thanks. I'll use peanut butter then. I am going to get them if it's the last thing I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    Oh thanks. I'll use peanut butter then. I am going to get them if it's the last thing I do!

    That's the spirit, Abner! No way do those little rat bastards get the best of you!

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