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Old 03-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #46
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I just checked the attic again and both traps are still set, no mouse. So guess I caught them all!

I did find some mouse feces in my other attic while checking out a leak issue. I'm guessing the mouse entered by that leak area. So by fixing that I'll kill two birds with one stone. Hopefully.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #47
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[quote=Red Squirrel;875409]I just checked the attic again and both traps are still set, no mouse. So guess I caught them all!

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum I found when searching for solutions for my attic rats problem.
The webcam is a great idea. I may buy one of those cheap night vision remote video setup to try in my attic. It shouldn't be that hard to rig up a remote control CO2 pellet gun with a motion detector trigger

I am near the end of my rope, I have searched for openings for them to get in the house and plug as much as I can with steel wire mesh. But as others had said, it is almost impossible to find every quater sized opening, given my house is not quality built at the get-go and has a raised foundation and trees and cables and such on the roof. Roof rats are common problems here.
I killed many such uninvited guests over the last 2 years with snap traps.
It gets tiring as spring is almost here, the temperature warms and dead rats are gross in a warm attic. They move in, I kill them and a few weeks later a new couple would move in.
This current group is smart. They won't touch my traps. I tried almonds with peanut butter, bacon, dog food... no luck. They are up there, probably making babies. I won't do poison, they die and stink for weeks then comes the flies. Glue trap is no better than snap traps.

Any suggestions of what to try on these guys. I am moving out in a few months, but mean time it is wearing us down at night.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:19 PM   #48
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one thing I've been thinking of, if I don't figure out where they're coming from is to make a small hole in the ceiling in a closet or other area not well seen and have a piece of conduit coming down, then some kind of contraption that kills them instantly, maybe high voltage, then have them fall inside a jar that is screwed. The whole setup would be sealed to prevent heat loss, and insulation put on top (they most likely travel under the insulation anyway so they'll eventually find that hole and go in). That way just need to check the jar for dead mice, unscrew it, dump them, screw it back. Not sure how well this would work though, but in theory it seems it could workout. Could also just fill the jar with water, though drowning is kinda a cruel death, I rather something instant where they wont feel a thing.

I have a few hunches about where they may be entering, so I'll fix those this summer and then monitor it in winter. It may take a few years to finally nail it. My guess is they only go in fall when looking for shelter.
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Interesting trap door rat body retrieval idea. Sounds like a Bond evil genius invention. But if my rats don't even nibble on the snap baits, I am not sure if I want to flush more time into killing these rodents. I don't want to be in this business!

Here is a electric zapper that I came across:
It sells for $40ish and there is a cute mouse LED that lights up remotely when it killed. Anyone with experience with this product?
Agri Zap RZCOO1 Rat Zapper Classic
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You may be interested in watching some of the movie's on the bucket trap,have found the bucket trap work very very well.

https://www.google.com/search?client...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Interesting trap door rat body retrieval idea. Sounds like a Bond evil genius invention. But if my rats don't even nibble on the snap baits, I am not sure if I want to flush more time into killing these rodents. I don't want to be in this business!

Here is a electric zapper that I came across:
It sells for $40ish and there is a cute mouse LED that lights up remotely when it killed. Anyone with experience with this product?
Agri Zap RZCOO1 Rat Zapper Classic
Holy crap, is that a rat, or a cat? It looks like something that would eat my cat for breakfast.
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You may be interested in watching some of the movie's on the bucket trap,have found the bucket trap work very very well.

https://www.google.com/search?client...utf-8&oe=utf-8
That is a cool, simple trap.
Not as bloody and can catch more than one at a time.
I guess the question is, what is the most effective bait to use?
I thought peanut butter was great until these guys came along and won't touch it.
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That is a cool, simple trap.
I guess the question is, what is the most effective bait to use?
I thought peanut butter was great until these guys came along and won't touch it.
Try bacon,usually peanut butter does the trick

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