better in this current thread ?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.
Yes . i think it's just because they are getting less and less . I've lost count but have caught hundreds with the 2 traps and been baiting all behind the sheds so hopefully thinned them out . Got to keep at it though .In the video the guy says he screwed the flap tight to train the rats to trust it, did you do that?
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 .Where did you get yours from?
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 tryChina .....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 .