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Old 09-02-2015, 01:01 PM   #15
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update to getting the rat

Well, last night it was a no show, and my DW has not heard anything inside.

We prayed that it left, (It has not had any water for a few days).
If not, it might be dead somewhere above the ceiling. Oh, no!!
We will know in a day or two, I guess. It did appear to have eaten some of the rat poison.
I wonder how it went from the generator area to above the ceiling. I guess the factories leave an access somewhere when they build the MH coaches.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:18 PM   #16
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Did it ever occur to you it could be a chipmunk? They are much more savvy than a rat and much harder to catch. I used a pail of water about 2/3 full with a block of wood floating in it and sunflower seeds. You also need a ramp of some sort up to the bucket that you can bait with a couple seeds as well. The chipmunk jumps down on the block of wood, falls in the water and drowns. Even this took 3 days before the chipmunk took the bait. Please spare me on how cruel this is. Drowning is one of the most peaceful ways to go. A chipmunk can destroy your entire wiring system in a day. Don't know if they like the taste of the insulation or are just trying to make a space. In one instance this cost me $550.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:59 PM   #18
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Did it ever occur to you it could be a chipmunk? They are much more savvy than a rat and much harder to catch. I used a pail of water about 2/3 full with a block of wood floating in it and sunflower seeds. You also need a ramp of some sort up to the bucket that you can bait with a couple seeds as well. The chipmunk jumps down on the block of wood, falls in the water and drowns. Even this took 3 days before the chipmunk took the bait. Please spare me on how cruel this is. Drowning is one of the most peaceful ways to go. A chipmunk can destroy your entire wiring system in a day. Don't know if they like the taste of the insulation or are just trying to make a space. In one instance this cost me $550.
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Because after you inhale water and violently cough your guts out and go into convulsions you just go to sleep.
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To make a long story short... because I drowned. The fear, the panic, and all that ends with the first breathe of water into your lungs. It then becomes peace and tranquility. The panic only returns when your being revived.
Think what you wish but this post is how to get rid of a varmit so I'm done with this part of the conversation. I'm sure the OP would agree. Just offering a possible solution to a problem.
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Because after you inhale water and violently cough your guts out and go into convulsions you just go to sleep.
You have no idea what your talking about and I see no humor in your post.
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Man, some of you members on here have absolutely no sense of humor. Really sorry you died.
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You have no idea what your talking about and I see no humor in your post.
I'm glad you said this. I see no humor in it either. If I had said this I would be reported for a "personal attack" so thank you.
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In another thread on either one of these or another forum they are talking about getting rid of a Snake.. I'm thinking the method ultimately used might work there too (They shotgunned it to death)

Of course there is the small problem of the large hole in the RV.. but hey, They got rid of the snake.
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Get the snap traps with the large yellow bait holder as they hold set better and trip very well.

They also hold more peanut butter.

Placement is key to success.

They cannot see very well so they travel along walls so place trap 90 degrees to wall along wall with bait close to wall.

Setting this way they do not need bait as you get them in passing but smell of bait gets them to use that path.
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I have found if you keep the rats with enough D-con and those Green bars to eat on in the outside compartments. They never seem to want to get inside.

That has worked for the last 13 plus winters for me.
Had a couple of those battery traps. But they never seem to work anymore for me after 2-3 dead rats for some reason. Ended up in the trash bin. :(
Per rat cost $$ was too high. And they had to be checked every day.
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When using the snap type of trap, for either mice or rats, I've found that tying a lifesaver, any flavor, to the trip trigger, then filling with peanut butter works better. The lifesaver makes it harder to get the bait.

Have you thought about setting up one of those wildlife cameras up in the RV to check out what you are really dealing with? Just a thought.

Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Stealth-Cam-ST...ldlife+cameras
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I have found if you keep the rats with enough D-con and those Green bars to eat on in the outside compartments. They never seem to want to get inside.
That has worked for the last 13 plus winters for me.
Had a couple of those battery traps. But they never seem to work anymore for me after 2-3 dead rats for some reason. Ended up in the trash bin. :(
Per rat cost $$ was too high. And they had to be checked every day.
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