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Does anyone know if there is any kind of rat poison i can use that wont hurt my dogs if they get aholed of the dead rat. These damn things have taken refuge under our deck and seem to be getting out of control. Last night we heard one in the attic that sounded like he was on steroids. Tried flushing them out with high power water spray and only managed to kill three. I would like to do this without bringing in a bunch of cats too.
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Honestly i think a bunch, i blocked off a hole they chewed through the attic vent but there are a bunch of tunnels under my deck and dog house. Spoke to my neighbor and she has the same problem but she doesnt seem to worried about it, so maybe i just can send them her way.
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Rat traps where the dog can't get to them is probably your best bet.
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Rat traps where the dog can't get to them is probably your best bet.
That would be your best bet...

I don't think they sell a rat poison that won't harm your dogs.

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old timer told me to put lye on their trails. when it burns their feet they start to lick. either kills them like feeding drano soaked bread to seagulls, makes them sick so they decide to hang with your nice rat friendly neighbor

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We used to have a HUGE rat problem under our chicken house. They tunneled in the dirt under the chicken house and came out at dusk to feed. They were eating probably 100lbs of chicken scratch a week! We couldn't use poison pellets because we didn't want them to pack it off and the chickens find it or our dogs. We found an alternate and super fun way to control them. At dusk we would stick a water hose in one of the holes and wait for it to flood them. The water would run for a half hour before we'd see any running out and that's when the rats came out and came out by hoards! We stood there waiting for them with .22's loaded with bird shot....omg soooo much fun! It was almost like shooting trap but on the ground We'd do this every few weeks in the summer and all the family fought over who'd get to come and shoot rats with us. We called it Redneck Games. We had rules and shooting stations. I used the rifle and my dad and cousin used the pistols (because that way they could hold a beer in the other hand). .22 birdshot is pricey so we had rules for use. If you shoot a rat and it's still moving rather quickly...you were allowed to shoot it again. However, if it was going slow enough for you to catch up to it, you weren't allowed to waste a shell on it...you had to stomp it's head in with the heel of your boot. I think our best count one evening was 21 rats!
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