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Old 05-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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After reading on the forum, I tried rat bait, sticky traps, peanut butter in a snap trap, spread the cat litter around the tire, bouce in the draws, put my son-in-laws pit bull in the MH and I still have the RAT. I'm pretty sure its a Pack Rat since he has built a nest under our couch, on top of the slide out bay, and on top of the gas tank and has little goodies in it.
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Two times he chewed the sticky traps around where he stepped and got lose,pulled one off that I tied with wire, and ate the PB off the big rat trap without tripping it.
I've pulled the MH out from the cover I park it under and left it in the yard. Other than taking a trip and staying gone, to get rid of him hopefull, any suggestions. We just got back from a 2 week trip and he built another nest, over the slide bay. s/Toby
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After reading on the forum, I tried rat bait, sticky traps, peanut butter in a snap trap, spread the cat litter around the tire, bouce in the draws, put my son-in-laws pit bull in the MH and I still have the RAT. I'm pretty sure its a Pack Rat since he has built a nest under our couch, on top of the slide out bay, and on top of the gas tank and has little goodies in it.
Results:
Two times he chewed the sticky traps around where he stepped and got lose,pulled one off that I tied with wire, and ate the PB off the big rat trap without tripping it.
I've pulled the MH out from the cover I park it under and left it in the yard. Other than taking a trip and staying gone, to get rid of him hopefull, any suggestions. We just got back from a 2 week trip and he built another nest, over the slide bay. s/Toby
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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How about a 3' long rat snake. It'll be gone one way or the other.

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We picked up a rat while parked for 6 days in a BLM campground, found the results of his visit a day after leaving. Had a good laugh thinking about the sucker coming home and finding it gone. Checked for a few days, just to make sure. Maybe a trip is in order.
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People on another board I read have had good luck with empty plastic 5 gallon buckets. Put a glob of peanut butter or similar bait in the bottom of the bucket, then prop some kind of stick or ramp against the outside of the bucket. The rat climbs up the stick and either falls in or jumps in to get the bait, but the sides are too smooth and tall for them to get back out.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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I had a rat snake last week and released it in the field and I though about putting it in the MH, but I'd have to camp without the wife--not a good idea. The PB in the milk jug sounds good I'll try it although it might not be high enough. Any other suggestions? s/Toby
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Toby......Don't use a milk jug. Get a 5 gallon bucket. They are about 18 to 24 inches tall. Some are short and fat. Try to find a tall skinny one. The taller, the better.
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Well I do not want to get to exuberant, but this afternoon I checked the MH and guess what, I got a 6.5" with a 6" tail pack rat. I tied a string around the trigger on the big rat trap and coated it with PB. This time she must have pull on the string and now she is no longer. So I fed her to the hawk in the field. Just hope she doesn't have a mate. Anyway Thanks for the suggestion. The snake in the MH still seems like a good idea, but do not think I can afford to get a new wife. I'm still going to try the 5 gal bucket trick just in case. I've been working on getting rid of this critter for about 6 or 7 months thank goodness. s/Toby
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