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Fricken lasers on their heads

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by rob.n.hill@gmail.com, 19/3/17.

 

  1. Lager Bloke

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    Posted 19/3/17
    bacon also gets a good result when setting traps
     
  2. mtb

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    Screw the rodents, I'll save the bacon for myself
     
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    Suspend sacks of grain over acid baths.
     
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    Buy humane traps, collect hundreds of mice then after starving them, release them at the ex's place.
     
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    rats by the look of the teeth marks
     
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    Posted 19/3/17
    As BDD says rats are to wily for traps, they would have to be there a while before a rat will come anywhere near it, where as a mouse you will catch first go.
    The cage traps are best and the easiest way to catch them.
     
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  9. rob.n.hill@gmail.com

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    So much info here - Thanks all.

    I've gotten some of those 60L Willow bins, I'll start with them. Can't immediately replace all of those buckets, so I've placed some floor tiles on top of them so the rats (I'm convinced) can't get purchase on the rims with their teeth. I'm hoping they won't be able to chew through the sides.

    Also got some mouse and rat traps (two of each) - they come pre-baited, but will probably add some pb.

    Ultimately I like the idea of a rat-proof area - I might make a large metal bin.

    I'll let you know how this goes.
     
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    Male barn cat, un-neutered, feed home every second or third day.

    PS: Your bird population may also decline. However, cats from barn-cat lineages tend to focus on mice.
     
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    My dog caught this the other night it's unbelievable how big this thing was, I'm glad it didn't find my grain. I live 1 street away from the swamp/wetlands, it must've came in from down there. I reckon it would've ate my chickens. ImageUploadedByAussie Home Brewer1489909723.139170.jpg
    Please note: I didn't consume that beer it was only used for photographic purposes.
     
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  12. Camo6

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    I've seen where rats have chewed through the thick black lids on those blue plastic drums so wouldn't be surprised if they get through anything plastic.
    IMO, baits are far more effective than traps. On the farm, I always used the red Talon baits in the secure housings. Planted along the skirts of walls as rats are blind as bats and tend to follow familiar paths. If you use traps then peanut butter is great and if you're really determined, rub the trap with bacon fat to hide your scent.
    Euthanise the cat.
     
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  13. Camo6

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    Jesus Kingy. That's a wallaby.
     
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    Agree on traps not bait works better, mind you have not seen a single one since i got a hunting dog who loves to sniff out the little buggers!
     
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    That rat seems to like your beer Kingy, he looks well rat arsed. I've had mates in the back yard like that also.
     
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    The problem with rodents is not what they eat but that they shit and piss on the grain.
     
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    That's a weird looking rat Kingy. Where's the tail? I reckon you might have to get that bugger DNA tested!
     
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    Not a rat. Bandicoot?

    I lived in Port Stephens for a while, the first one I saw was in the backyard at night, frightened the shit out of me as I thought it was a gigantic rat!

    I'm in country area, so rats are around.

    I use Bunnings 60l gal bins. Also put some foam tape around the indside of the lid he help keep smaller pests out.
     
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