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  • PolarPolar Posts: 22,492 AG
    pupraiser wrote: »
    That too.

    run along now, its cold out, **** needs his snuggle buddy :)
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    Polar wrote: »
    run along now, its cold out, **** needs his snuggle buddy :)

    I can't, he's using my ID/password right now so I have some time to kill. :banana
  • PolarPolar Posts: 22,492 AG
    I get it, you're busy with your hands right now.
  • Hey, y'all cut it out.
    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."
  • old thompsonold thompson Posts: 6,497 Officer
    Another thing, if the rats are too big for the Victor, you might want to try uni-body traps like used for muskrats and mink.-


    Strangles mink sized critters just swell!
  • T TopT Top Posts: 3,703 Captain
    All you have to do is start a new forum and then don't allow the rat to register.

  • Peanut butter and those electric rat traps by Victor from Home depot or lowes. They are great, powerful enough to kill a squirrel if he goes after the peanut butter.

    The light on top blinks when you have a hit, and 95% of the time you have a dead rat, cleanly electrocuted.

    I have seen rats on my dock climb over a dead one in the trap to get to the peanut butter. I also have killed three rats in ten minutes on the dock.

    Kind of fun, like setting stone crab trap!

    Oh WARNING::: Bait the trap before you power it up. That thing is like licking a spark plug wire when the engine is running!
  • GrizGriz Posts: 9,951 Admin
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

  • PolarPolar Posts: 22,492 AG
    I think were talking about weasels now
  • I am serious, don't get your finger into one of those electric rat traps. They are like a taser! I know, I have done it! Not fun! Thought the old ticker was going to quit!

    Get it?
  • TriplecleanTripleclean Posts: 6,570 Admiral
    Its like a wonderful rat playland over there, tubes to crawl thru and wheels to run around on all night. A rat can do just about anything he wants to except chew around in the kitchen when the humans are taking pictures of some mom food.

  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    may want to hurry
    since BLOG links are no more reliable than Cyclist's thoughts here is a link to the EPA about it.

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of a line of mouse and rat poisons made by Reckitt Benckiser, saying that the manufacturer has refused to adopt the agency’s safety standards for rodenticides.

    After the agency’s “notice of intent” is published in the Federal Register, the company will have 30 days to appeal to an E.P.A. administrative law judge. If no hearing is requested, a national ban on sales of 12 d-Con bait products to consumers will become final, the agency said.

    The E.P.A.’s regulatory effort is intended mainly to prevent children from suffering from accidental exposure to the bait. Some 10,000 children a year are accidentally exposed to mouse and rat baits, and 1 percent of those need medical attention, an agency spokesman said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

    The agency said Reckitt Benckiser had not complied with safety regulations issued by the E.P.A. in 2011 that require rodenticide products for consumer use to be contained in protective tamper-resistant bait stations. The agency prohibits pellets and other forms of bait that cannot be secured in bait stations.

    The company did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

    The E.P.A. said it had received no reports of children being exposed to bait made by companies that have moved to comply with the standards. Examples of products meeting the standards include Tomcat, made by Bell Laboratories, and the Assault brand, made by PM Resources.

    The agency said that because millions of households use d-Con, the number of children who are exposed to mouse and rat bait in the future will be vastly reduced once the products are withdrawn from the market.

    “Moving forward to ban these products will prevent completely avoidable risks to children,” said James Jones, acting assistant administrator for the E.P.A.’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

    Despite its move to ban the products’ sale to consumers, the poisons themselves will still be available for nonresidential use in places like farms, the agency spokesman said.

    The Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation organization, called on the E.P.A. to extend the ban to cover agricultural and other purposes to prevent poisonings of animals and birds that prey on rodents that have consumed the poisons. Among the victims are endangered species like the northern spotted owl, the group said.

    It also urged the E.P.A. to ban second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides that kill rodents by causing uncontrollable bleeding. Those substances, including brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, and difenacoum, are banned for sale to residential consumers because of their toxicity to wildlife.

    But the so-called super-toxics will still be available if they are purchased in bulk at agricultural supply stores, used by professionally licensed applicators or placed outdoors in tamper-resistant packaging.

    “I’m very relieved that the E.P.A. has taken this significant step to protect our families from accidental poisonings,” Jonathan Evans of the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement. “But other steps are needed. “Wildlife, too, needs protection from these cruel, indiscriminate and deadly toxins.”

    the more potent formulas than Warfarin as well.
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • PhishbohnPhishbohn Posts: 2,982 Captain
    Poison works, I prefer the old Victor head busting traps myself.

    Look for points of entry, or the tell tail grease line from their fur on the wall, the tend to run along walls. Put a trap with some peanut butter on it, just enough for them to want to get a better grip and...... Pop goes the weasel. er rat.

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  • Zone RangerZone Ranger Posts: 82 Deckhand
    Put a little ball of peanut butter inside a piece of nylon stocking and then tie wrap this little ball on peanut butter to the trigger. Their teeth or claws get hung up in the stocking. Gets them every time. If they're really big rats, tie the trap to something so they can't drag it away.
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