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Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby buttonbuck » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:50 am

I high maxed my lil chick coup. Rats still got in. Whats the best method of trapping them?


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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby john1984 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:25 am

Maybe try one of those rolling mouse traps idk
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:29 am

A big block of cheese, ghille suit and a .22 rifle. :lol:
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:44 am

Rat trap with jelly or peanut butter under neath trigger.
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby clandestine.misfit » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:16 am

Water bucket with a dowel and a bottle or can with peanut butter
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby buttonbuck » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:51 am

clandestine.misfit wrote:Water bucket with a dowel and a bottle or can with peanut butter


Ive seen this before. Does it work well?
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby Ol Split ( ) Toes » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:47 pm

buttonbuck wrote:
clandestine.misfit wrote:Water bucket with a dowel and a bottle or can with peanut butter


Ive seen this before. Does it work well?

Works good with mice not sure about rats
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby Ol Split ( ) Toes » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:49 pm

Get a pet mink like the guy on YouTube, mink goes in and flushes all the rats out.
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

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I think he calls it minkenry.
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby DeadHeadSpread » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm

Hunk of meat, camouflage clothing, and a sledge hammer.
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby Tsom » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:02 pm

Some food for bait, a patient boy and a pellet gun
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby Rich M » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:17 am

Aside from putting hardware cloth or chicken wire around the coop, the hav-a-hart traps work best.

We had an infestation of wood rats/pack rats and them things got smart after I used pellet rifle on 1/2 dozen or so, then tried rat traps and got 1 but that was it. Tried glue traps without any success. D-con didn't work as well as it should have.
Broke down and bought a hav-a-hart at Home Depot for about $30. If the rats are around, it produces. Also catches small possums and such.

You can drop it in a bucket of water or use the pellet rifle to extinguish them. I just toss the dead rats in my backyard and they are gone in a couple hours...

I bait the trap with sunflower seeds - Pnut butter doesn't work well around here and attracts the possums.
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby greenhorndave » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:37 am

Behold! The Chipper Dipper.

A 5 gallon pail, a ramp, some water and sunflower seeds. Just make sure the water level is low enough where they can't grab the rim.

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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby PK_ » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:17 am

If you go the rat trap route, get the catchmaster easy set snap traps. They are more expensive but are key.

First off is the rat can only enter it from the business end, which reduces false triggers and causing them to become trap shy.

Second is you can stuff the bait (mini marshmallows or 1” piece of slim Jim) down into the little cylinder under the trigger as well as sticking it up onto the peg above the trigger. This forces the rat to fully engage the trigger to try to get the bait vs just gently licking off peanut butter which they will do when they wise up...
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Re: Best method to trap a rat?

Unread postby buttonbuck » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:34 pm

3 snap traps set, 2 cage traps and a bucket of water with sunflowers set. All buried and brushed in.


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