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Barn rats - rat poison? #6997050
09/22/20 09:11 AM
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Hello,
I have found some barn rats this year and wondering if poison is the most effective method of controlling population. Also do cats eat the poison? I have never used poison.

Or is there an effective trapping method? I have only found three but one was small like a young one so are figuring there are more.

Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997051
09/22/20 09:13 AM
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Tracking powder!!



Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997053
09/22/20 09:19 AM
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I would be careful using poison, if the rat goes out side to die and something eats the rat it could kill the animal also. JMO


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997057
09/22/20 09:25 AM
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Cats may eat poisoned rats and become poisoned.

Traps and poison both help but you need to remove as many food sources as you can. If you can't do that you will never be rid of them. Like coyotes they just keep moving in.

If you can find somebody with a pair of rat dogs and ferrets you will see a show and kill a bunch of them.

this guy does it with mink but its the same thing



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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997058
09/22/20 09:25 AM
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Secondary poisoning doesnít happen often anymore if your using legal poison methods.
You would have to have a single animal eating every dead rat they find for multiple days
And it still would likely not kill them.

Last edited by NE Wildlife; 09/22/20 09:32 AM.


Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997060
09/22/20 09:30 AM
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I poison if they will eat it ,usually have to juggle poisons to keep killing . Also poison has to be fastened down or they will sometimes store it ,I usually drill a hole in the block of poison and nail it to a 2X4 .


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997066
09/22/20 09:39 AM
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That's a really cool video! Looks like a lot of fun. What kind of dogs are those?

Years ago, we raised mink. I had a platinum mink that would crawl on my shoulder and let me pick him up.


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997075
09/22/20 09:46 AM
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dogs might be a stephens cur


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997082
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Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great day!

Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997103
09/22/20 10:14 AM
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X2 on Danny's idea.


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997971
09/23/20 11:17 AM
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If you saw 3, you got a lot more... trapping them is fun but they'll out breed you, poison just plain works,

Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6997987
09/23/20 11:34 AM
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The price went up, bought a bucket last spring for $14.99, bought same size last week for $18.99 same place.

Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6998011
09/23/20 11:57 AM
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I have a body grip rat set up that is killer. It can be made cat proof as well. Kittens might be able to get in but not adult cats. Iíll get a pick tomorrow.




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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6998041
09/23/20 12:40 PM
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That was good watchin' Danny! Thanks for posting.

Down where I am the rattle snakes will move in and thin out the rats for you. I wish I could say it is a good thing to have around a feed yard or sale barn but it isn't.


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6998055
09/23/20 12:56 PM
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Just one Bite. Bars / seems to work well.


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Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6998060
09/23/20 01:01 PM
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That was an intriguing video. Thanks for sharing!

Re: Barn rats - rat poison? [Re: gwm] #6999124
09/24/20 02:39 PM
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To make dog proof I put a milk crate over it and stake it down with a tbar. Works well. Bottle cap and peanut butter.

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