Rats

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
I have a solution to your problem that I used for around 10 years, no bait , no resetting , no maintenance needed. Find and cut a 40 gallon plastic barrel in half, set a long length of plastics 4" down spouting propped up to it. (You will find rats love to investigate a pipe and go up to the top end.) Then make the top 18" into a swinging hinge with a small magnet to hold the pipe firmly in place until the rat walks to the top, then it will suddenly give way and drop the rat into the barrel then swing back to re-set ready for the next one. Dispose of the rats as you feel fit. Mine worked for years in that configuration without any alterations and cost NOUGHT.
better in this current thread ?
 

Hfd Cattle

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Mixed Farmer
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Hereford
Where did you get yours from?
China .....via Amazon ..... took a day or so before I got quantities as I had the ramp on the one bin a bit steep but after I altered it the traps worked well .
I smeared peanut butter on my flap to entice them in but I gave two traps to a friend and he put a piece of threaded bar right through the wheelie bin about three mm in front of the flap and put a dollop of peanut butter on bar just in front of flap and put grease all along the rest of the bar so that if the rat managed to jump onto the bar he would still fall in . They have caught quite a few but they weren't overrun with the buggers like I was .
 

pellow

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Location
Newquay
China .....via Amazon ..... took a day or so before I got quantities as I had the ramp on the one bin a bit steep but after I altered it the traps worked well .
I smeared peanut butter on my flap to entice them in but I gave two traps to a friend and he put a piece of threaded bar right through the wheelie bin about three mm in front of the flap and put a dollop of peanut butter on bar just in front of flap and put grease all along the rest of the bar so that if the rat managed to jump onto the bar he would still fall in . They have caught quite a few but they weren't overrun with the buggers like I was .
Thanks, I've just had a bus load turn up here and the pest guy is not sorting it out, going to give this a try
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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