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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,724

    Definitely rats! You will need to get rid or you will be overrun, they breed quicker than you can blink.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • bazabaza Posts: 644

    Thanks everyone this is priority now i'll get this sorted quick

    Regards

    Baz

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,848

    Yes these are rats

  • bazabaza Posts: 644

    Hello Everyone just a quick update regarding rat problem .There has been no fresh droppings in or around location where i took the photo's i have placed a couple of traps in the area but i'm thinking they might of moved on(hopefully) but we'll see.

    If i do catch one or two how long should i keep laying traps down ?

    Thanks

    Baz

  • bazabaza Posts: 644

    Hello Everyone

    The traps were sprung but nothing there??????Any ideas

    Cheers

    Baz

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,571

    What sort of traps are you using?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • bazabaza Posts: 644

    Hello 1runnybeak1 yes placed 1 trap on the run and 1 about 1 metre away both were baited with chocolate spread both baits were eaten.Very supprised there was nothing there they must of moved at light speed or something !!!!!!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,571

    Are they adjusted properly?  Have you tried setting them and then pressing the pressure plate with a (longish) stick?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • bazabaza Posts: 644

    Hello dovefromabove yes tried them out and yes they worked properly , very sensitive to the touch i'm starting to think are the rats eating the dead ones.

    Not the best thread i've posted here but in need of everyones advice

    Thanks

    Baz

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,571

    Rats are very crafty.  When I've had a rat problem I've used one of these http://www.screwfix.com/p/procter-rat-bait-station/71520

    It sorted the problem within a few days.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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