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Rats in the Attic...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by blackhawke88, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    So I wake up every morning to rats scurrying around and making sexy time in the attic. I dont wanna dish out $$$ for an exterminator so lets brainstorm some ideas :popcorn:
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Humane or "fvck them" disposal?
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Poison
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    OZ-T

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    And try to find their point if entry and block it off .
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    hmmmm....lets go with fuck them disposal :D
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Buy a snake
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Jen actually has a snake but she wont let me unleash him :(
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    The best traps I think are the sticky plates put some food on it place them near the wall and any place you think they might be walking leave it there for a week and check on it
     
  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Boo hiss!!! (emphasis on the hiss part)
     
  10. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Eagles' 7, A old man who ran a seed and feed store turned me on to it several years ago, good stuff.
     
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    Dead rat in an attic in BroCal, hmmmm. That might stink after a week.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    Oh God do not poison them because they will die up there and you think you have problems now.. They smell worse than a decomp human and you will have to go up there to fetch them. Any other place and Id say VX gas the little bastards. Find where they are getting in from and block it first, lay those hippie humane traps to catch the ones up there and take 'em out and toss them in a lake.
     
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    We had rats a while ago also. I just went to home depot and got some poison and that was it.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    since im renting this place and the rats were obviously here before we moved in, should we get the landlord to pay for the exterminator?
     
  16. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    I used to get flying squirells in the attic. I got a humane trap and let them go, peanut butter got em every time. I had to put a new, heavy duty screen on the attic vent, they chewed right through the old one. I wouldn't poison them up in the attic, could get ripe up there pretty quick.
     
  17. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Seal off the entry points, then use a regular rat trap with peanut butter as bait, put next to the wall, or rafters as that is there path. Try to put it in a place where you can check it everyday just by looking in the attic hatch with a flashlight. May take awhile, quite possibly more then one rat.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    You can buy poison that also dries out their bodies , so less stink .

    Rat traps will only get you one at a time , they will carry the poison back to the rest of their little buddies to share .
     
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    I would try to.
     
  20. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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