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So I got curious why I wasn't finding any dead rats around.

Mystery solved:



Mr. Mouse nibbles at it.



King Rat helps himself.



But Mr. Coon is getting the bulk of it.

Can a coon eat enough rat poison to do himself in? I suspect not.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
Posts: 11001 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, it sure can’t be doing him any favors.
 
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Yes it can kill a coon, dogs too. If you want to do him in, put 4-6 of the ‘chunk bait’ type poison out. Of course make sure a pet won’t get into it.

I doubt you need to go to the ‘fly-bait’ level for coon control. That’s a Coke/fly-bait mix deadly to coons.
 
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I'm actually not that concerned about the coon, but the rats have got to go.

I'm aware of the Golden Malrin Solution tho.




Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
 
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Hire the coon to kill the rats. They work for garbage.
 
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There is probably a melted raccoon porta potty somewhere and they are teasing him about what he ate. Smile

 
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Cleanup on aisle 1.


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They say it is poisonous to humans so I'm guessing it will eventually do him in.

I've never had much success with poison but I can tell you I have caught a lot of big ass rats in the barn with a spring trap. I bought this one at our local farm and garden store.

It will also snag that coon...just bring your .22 with you when you go and check it.



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Get one of the battery operated rat traps at Lowe's. They look like a smaller version of a rat trap, take 6 C batteries, and kill rats that walk into them to eat the peanut butter at the end, deader than dead, then you just tip the mailbox over a trash can and off they go.
 
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Rat poison causes internal hemorrhage.
Slowly killing the coon.
 
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Get one of the battery operated rat traps at Lowe's. They look like a smaller version of a rat trap, take 6 C batteries, and kill rats that walk into them to eat the peanut butter at the end, deader than dead, then you just tip the mailbox over a trash can and off they go.


Yep, have used them with much success. Check it daily, dump the bodies and wipe away any mess from the shock plate.
 
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The problem often with this type of eradication is you are feeding an unlimited supply, not just one critter but a lot. Think about it.
 
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Rat poison is warfarin- otherwise known as Coumadin. Potent anticoagulant.
 
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Find another way if possible , these poisons are hell on Raptors and owls.

https://www.audubon.org/magazi...l-rodents-have-safer
 
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Will glue traps work on rats?
Before kitties entered my domain, they did a great job on mice.
 
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Will glue traps work on rats?
Before kitties entered my domain, they did a great job on mice.


Yes. Get the oversized traps.
 
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Thats a great article you linked Liner with one exception: they don't spell out rat poison what to use. They only spew what not to use. I tried the spinning wheel/5 gallon bucket thing and the rats avoid it and my peanut butter. I get a bucket of rat poison at the local farm store, no idea if it's gen 1 or gen 2. It's almost time to buy more, I'll read the ingredients.
 
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Buy This:
Vermin Killer

I did earlier in the year and it has laid waste to all comers.
 
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Buy This:
Vermin Killer

I did earlier in the year and it has laid waste to all comers.


I don't know what a bucket of bait cost me, and I'd be willing to change so as not to screw up the wildlife. I mean, if owls are dying so I can kill mice, that would be wrong. Haven't seen any other dead animals yet, so hard to say if there is any side effect. But that A24 costs $170 on Amazon, $199 if you get the counter. Not sure what good the counter would do as you can count them yourself - they'll lay right there. Is there a cheaper version?
 
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But that A24 costs $170 on Amazon, $199 if you get the counter. Not sure what good the counter would do as you can count them yourself - they'll lay right there. Is there a cheaper version?


No cheaper version. You'll want the counter. I set up my trail cam by the trap because the counter showed strikes, but no bodies. A possum was taking some, and a damn red tail hawk took the rest! The thing truly is awesome.
 
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