Mrs Fred runs a little business at the stables looking after her RDA girls, so we thought we had better do things properly and get all the paperwork sorted.There’s nothing to stop you doing that, or from buying it from MVF, etc. Expect to pay half as much again for a much smaller pack though, which may well be cheaper than paying for a course if you only have a small place, and/or a few rats?
Our stables are next to a rather unorthodox" Christian Mission" and one of the leaders asked if his son could bring his airgun round. When he turned up, he looked like Rambo and not what we imagined at all for a teenage minister's son. He did have a fair bit of success with his night scopes, etc, though. So in the word's of old Oliver, "Trust in God and keep your powder dry!"Advertise locally and get keen airgunners on the place.
We use Storm Secure, very potent,pro only and it's on eBay. Says pro use only but we've had it a few times and never been asked for any paperworkit's a bit galling when my mate from Bournemouth just goes down to BandQ and buys it without any checkups and he lives in a residential street.
my experience is that they’ll just dig their way out and spoil the bait so they won’t eat it. Any blocks they can store will also likely spoil before they eat them as a last resort.Find out where the burrows are tip a whole load of bait down the hole then block it up with earth, they have to eat their way out.
We vaccinate for it. Rats spread toxoplasma anyway. A young female cat might contract it and be infectious once. Ours don't crap in the sheds anyway. We only bring in older neutered males.Two very nasty killer cats turned up here and had the rats running scared. Then we started lambing had got toxoplasma. Lost dozens of lambs, several ewes and then the two cats ( when I got a clean shot )
I find placing the bait in the holes works well....though like you I don't fill them in. I just place it far enough in to be out of reach of non-target species.my experience is that they’ll just dig their way out and spoil the bait so they won’t eat it. Any blocks they can store will also likely spoil before they eat them as a last resort.
This has resulted in cows getting on to the nearby road and slipping on the concrete; sadly...