robbodeb wrote:We think the box suggestions maybe the best.
If you want to get rid of a rat "problem" catching, or destroying them, one at a time will be pointless. If you are aware of one rat there will be many more and due to their reproduction cycle very soon there will many, many more.
The only effective way to take out a rat colony is by poison and the best poison to use is "tracking bait". This powder is laid on a rat run and is picked up by the rat. The rodent (whose personal grooming routine would probably show yours as lacking) cleans itself and ingests the poison. Death follows in due course.
Before committing to this line of action you should be aware that Ratty's death will be slow, painful and not nice for either him or you - assuming you have not had a total compassion bypass.
Why not try live and let live? I don't have a problem with four legged rats; they're certainly preferable to the two legged variety.
Lowell, Frank and Townes - all gone now.