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Old Today, 12:30 PM
 
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I use poison stations around my house. I also take garbage bags filled with my cats litter and leave one always in the garbage can and in the back yard so cat urine fragrance can be smelled by the rodents. I can't smell it but they can.
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I use poison stations around my house. I also take garbage bags filled with my cats litter and leave one always in the garbage can and in the back yard so cat urine fragrance can be smelled by the rodents. I can't smell it but they can.
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Good tip
Have no idea if it works. But can't hurt.
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Rats can fight/wiggle their way out of those things. Unless you got a really big one. I've caught a bunch of mice though.
Exactly.

I guess I phrased my post wrong. I suppose what I was really wondering was whether the large ones are really good for rats, or, if we really do have a rat problem, the city should get manufacturers to make a bigger version.
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Exterminators do have access to some giant sized glue boards (with industrial strength adhesive) that in theory are capable of trapping and holding rats. Have seen them at some hardware stores as well. Sizes range from a larger version used to catch mice up to something size of large square floor tiles.

Thing is trapping a rat is one thing; unless thing in question kills said rodent (such as a snap trap), you're going to have one angry and frightened rat on your hands. That advice about not corning a rat is not to be taken lightly. So unless your handy with a heavy shovel or brick.....
That's interesting about the larger size. I assume you wait out the rat until it dies.


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there are bigger ones. Which ones are you buying the plastic ones or the paper ones?

Back when I lived in NYCHA we had large paper ones that had a peanut butter smell and laid flat to the floor. those effing mice were smart enough to avoid changes in elevation so they never stepped on the black plastic ones. we placed one under the fridge, 1 under the over, 1 under the washing machine and just went about our business. when we heard squeaking we know something was on a trap. Pull out the traps and so many things were on there besides mice.

Spiders, silver fish, coaches, and these little beetles. The downside about the traps is that the glue doesn't work that well when it gets a layer of dust on it
The plastic ones. The paper ones are too lightweight and I get the feeling they don't even have enough glue. Some of the mouse ones did claim to be seeded with something that would attract, but it never seemed to me that they were any better.

Yes, sounds like your experience is much like mine. The trick about the elevation is to put it some place where mice will run to escape when you enter the room. Then they run headlong onto it.

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They are rats but I hate seeing things suffer and a glue trap needs checked twice a day. Rats can drag them off and they will die a very slow death by starvation.
Wow. I hope to never have a infestation so bad that it needs to be checked twice a day. I just set out glue boards and then forget about them until I hear or smell something.
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