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Ramik or just one bite will kill them. Rats.
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Re: Rats: any advice?

The best advice I can give is to be aggressive and relentless. Rats are IMO the worst scourge imaginable. Had an awful infestation at my previous home and finally hired a competent exterminator. They breed like rabbits and chew tunnels to nest in the most difficult places. Adults can compress their bodies and enter a hole less than the size of a quarter. It is necessary to seal every possible point of entry as the first step to control.

I've tried every technique possible but draw the line at edible poisons in the form of warfarin. The risk is a dying rat exits the home to be eaten by predators, particularly birds. Unfortunately warfarin is not fully metabolized by the host and can kill up the food chain.
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Re: Rats: any advice?

Having rats in the home are really a headache. Same was the problem happened with my aunt a few months back. As she really got rid of the rats, without wasting any time she consulted the pest control service of the exterminator Vacaville CA on her friend's recommendation. The team gave their best service in exterminating the rats from her kitchen. I was also looking for the pest control service and now I am sure, whom I have to consult for the extermination of rats in my room.
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Re: Rats: any advice?

Rats got into my RV once and what an awful disgusting mess they make. Besides for their droppings they urinate on everything also. I found the glue traps worked the best to catch them. I wouldn't use edible poison because if they die in a crawl space that you can't locate then your house will smell like a dead rat for months.
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Re: Rats: any advice?

Also when cleaning up their droppings use a wet paper towel or something with some kind of sanitizer. Don't sweep it or vacuum it up because it can create airborne particles and dust which could potentially carry Hantavirus. I think it's rare, but rats can carry it and it can be deadly to humans if they breath it in. I didn't know that before I swept up the droppings in my RV, the exterminator told me about it afterwards. Then I got all scared thinking I may have contracted the Hantavirus lol. It's not likely, but good to know anyway.
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Re: Rats: any advice?

Rats and mice are the worst to handle.
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Re: Rats: any advice?

Hi Zephyr

Rats are very very very dangerous. When I had budgies in the 90s , they killed at least 3 of them; not directly but the wound they inflicted was fatal.

There is this device invented in New Zealand. Check if you can import it


Longer video on what they use it for :


Speaking about rats; one beautiful book to buy is Rat Island by William Stolzenburg.

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