What is the best way to get rid of rats in the shed?

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  • Jennyprrs Jennyprrs on Mar 16, 2018
    onioms or peppermint oil are things that detour and send them away.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Mar 16, 2018
    Rat poison.

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    • BrokeCrazyLady BrokeCrazyLady on Mar 17, 2018
      I can't agree more about not using rat poison... from experience. (Fortunately, I also keep a supply of vitamin K for the times I suspect my dogs may have caught a poisoned rat that ran away from a petless neighbor's home. So far, I've only lost one dog to such poisoning ... mainly because I was foolish enough to go to a vet rather than trust my gut instinct. By the time the vet ran all the tests and got all the results, my dog had already passed... and I was out thousands of dollars.)

      But I also must say you've got some very slow cats if they never catch birds. My very large dogs catch birds on occasion. Sparrows, doves, pigeons, even a cardinal and a woodpecker have shown up on my porch.

  • Sassy Sassy on Mar 16, 2018
    You will also need to seal up any holes in the shed that allow the rats access. If you can't put wood or sheet metal over the holes, stuff the holes with steel wool, they don't like it.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 17, 2018
    Rat traps.

  • Dsb18136718 Dsb18136718 on Mar 17, 2018
    Remove any food source such as bird seed and set traps. Amazon sells enclosed traps by Protecta that keeps an errant cat from getting snapped.

  • Liv Liv on Mar 23, 2018
    Put a bowl of Antifreeze in it.