Posted by erikforgod on Friday, March 9, 2012
Now the "rat" yes I am officially calling this thing a "sewer rat" has conveniently moved itself from the Kitchen to our closet at the end of the hallway. Last night we put a mouse trap in the kitchen along with two pieces of "rat poison bait" shut the door and went to bed. At about two-oclock in the morning we are awaken by the most god-awful racket...it sounded like something was either trying to enter or "eat" its way through the door and the door was actually vibrating and moving. But we realized something different...it wasnt the kitchen door..but the "closet" door now!! How and when did it get from the kitchen to the closet..during the day while were at work??!!
So we turned on the lights...my little pregnant wife terrified standing behind me with a broom...opened the closet door and turned on the light...."nothing" there. But at the bottom of the door their were like little strips of wood...what kind of a rat can rock the door back and forth and tear off little strips of wood from the bottom of the door!!?? Anyways I moved some things around, I cant find "anything" what the heck...?? How can it make so much noise and eat door frames and later we cant find a thing!!?? Maybe this rat has some kind of super-natural invisibility genetically engineered by the CIA in some lab in Langley..but this is "Argentina"
Ok so we concocted a plan.....we shut the doors to the hallway, cracked open the door to the closet and set the "rat bait" ( they look like little triangles shaped cheese wedges LOL..not exactly appetizing looking ) and we set the mouse trap next to the door with a little piece of hamburger meat on the trigger ( its a pretty good sized mouse trap by the way..old fashioned but everyone here says they work. We shut off the lights closed the hallway door to the living room and went to bed. About an hour later after lights out we here "SNAP" from the hallway..I hear just a little bit of rustling..a squeek and ..then...silence. My wife is like "yeah we got you now..heheheh...so we waited ( I just wanted to suffer some before we looked. Anyways we cracked open the door...there is the mouse trap..triggered but NO RAT!!??....WHAT!!?? NO RAT IN THE TRAP!!?? and the bait wasnt even touched!! I checked the trap..I can see where something pulled at the meat and a little bit of..well rat slobber ( nasty ) on the bait...the trap triggered but no stinkin RAT!!?? Ok tonight I have reached my breaking point I am going to officially buy a flame thrower and just dowse the closet with gasoline and light it on fire...thats the point I am at right now LOL!!! ( stay tuned for part 3 after tonights festivities!!! When we finally get a look at this thing and kill it..I am fully expecting it to be a "king sized" tasmanian devil style sewer rat...it sounded like someone trying to get out of the closet it made such racket. Maybe its a giant termite. Whatever..the living room door is locked shut when we are gone...I dont want this thing to get into the living room and eat my banjos...it has a "sweet tooth" for wood!! UNREAL!!...hahahah!! incredible
Friday, March 9, 2012 @4:16:00 AM
Better get a BIGGER trap... ;-)
Friday, March 9, 2012 @4:56:33 AM
Thanks Ratler....may try this. I think I can see where it just cautiously nibbled at the bait in the trap, but enough to where it was able to escape...I hope we get it tonight.
Friday, March 9, 2012 @5:30:21 AM
You need to mix some pilchards up into near liquid form so that the rat will have to stay around the food to eat and is not able to pull at it then run away.
Good luck and I hope you are not getting your pregnant wife to deal with the rat lol
Torben Pedersen Says:
Friday, March 9, 2012 @6:01:39 AM
The rats are a very sky animals. The day you put the trap, the rat "will say" : What`s that....thats not something for me. " Even if there is good food, in the trap. I prefer raisins. After about 5 days the rat will say: "Aha...that things there, is not dangerous "...and then CLAPS... Don`t clean the rat trap, when you have catch a rat. Just load the trap again. If you clean, the process again goes from the start. If you don`t clean, a new rat will say: " Aha...here has been one before me. I will ate he`s food,before he come again." And then one more claps.
You can by traps, that claps very hard. That`s necessary for rats.
PS: I live in the country side. And even I have cat and dog, there sometimes comes a rat in the stable.
The rat only need a hole at 2 cm. to get in.
Hope you soon will have cats those animals.
Torben Pedersen Says:
Friday, March 9, 2012 @6:22:41 AM
I forget to say. There must not be any other food, the rat can find. If there is, it will be very difficult to cats a rat, in a trap.
In the stable I also, constant, have 4 poisions boxe. Maybe it was a good idea to place 2 - 4 around your house. Close to the walls.
Friday, March 9, 2012 @6:25:22 AM
yeah I cant believe the trap missed it...it was really loud when it slammed shut...it woke both of us up and I thought we had it. After that we loaded he trap again but it didnt come near it again fo the rest of the night. :(
Friday, March 9, 2012 @8:00:05 AM
Thanks Torben - This rat is a loner...it got in because I left the back window open for two nights in a row after some rain. We have never had a rat issue before in the 4 years we have lived here...so I suspect when we get this one...we will be more vigilant and not leave the back window open anymore...it was stupid on my part Tonight we will open the closet door a crack ( if it doesnt eat its way through ) and place the trap right at the entrance with an enticing treat...I think then we will kill it.
Friday, March 9, 2012 @8:34:26 AM
Don't forget that rats like to run close to walls etc...so place your trap accordingly. fingers crossed for a good result tonight.
Friday, March 9, 2012 @8:34:29 AM
Try putting peanut butter all arround the trigger of the trap. He can't haul that away. Good kuck
Friday, March 9, 2012 @11:16:31 AM
PH0540 Mouse Killer Reviews
Product: PH0540 Mouse Killer
From: Ron Kline
Date: Saturday 15 August, 2009
A family at church was selling the tools of there father who had died and I found this in his tool box but had NO idea what it might be but I could tell it was black powder something.
Well I bought it and took it to a camp out at our muzzleloader range and it got passed around for hours with many guesses as to what it might be ( some of these guys have been into black powder for more than 50 years ! ) but none of them could tell me what it was .
I finally found it here at Dixie and had a great time telling the old know it alls what it was . ( nobody had guessed mouse trap )
It is a great conversation piece at the range!
PS. Yes it really works , I has a rat in my shop where I keep the horse grain , set this thing up 2 days later .. no rat !
They don't trip this one and eat your cheese .
Friday, March 9, 2012 @11:29:44 AM
Man if only I could get one of these here in Argentina!
Friday, March 9, 2012 @1:16:43 PM
Take it from me, a rat catching pro! Make a small peanut butter sandwich for your friend and place it on the trap. Now tie it on tight with dental floss so that Willard has to tug on it...camoflauge with a little more PB and set the trap. I used to live in a jungle and would catch a half dozen a night this way. Happy hunting!! PH
Friday, March 9, 2012 @1:32:03 PM
Just practice your banjo, really loud, for about 14 days straight; if yer' wife don't leave...the rat sure will! :-)
Friday, March 9, 2012 @2:00:42 PM
hahaha Bob!! good advice...thanks Pastor...would be nice if I could be like Elijah in 1st Kings and call fire down from heaven to consume this ungodly little critter!!
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @9:39:16 AM
When I was a teenager, I had the job to eliminate some mice in our garage. I did it using a spotlight and a BB gun. The Mice came out when the lights went out so I fooled them, sat in the dark and picked them off. I secured some bait and made sure there was some noisey wrapper involved so I could hear them and then On with the spotlight and whammo! They just sit there looking at you. In three sittings I cleared out the mices. Probably work on a rat. Or a deer.
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