No, you don't. I used to keep my two four-wheelers locked in the shed
out at the ranch. gd rats chewed some of the wiring harness on one which
cost me several hundred bucks to get replaced. Hell, I had one of those
yellow extension cords on a timer and connected to a couple of trickle
chargers that were attached to the four-wheelers; only turned the chargers
on [maybe] two hours a day. F'ing rats chewed through the extension cord.
Too bad it wasn't during an "ON" period. I'm not out there enough to
control the rats so I moved the four-wheelers into town.
Dave in Houston
Could have been worse.
Had a customer with a 1,200 amp switchboard to service the factory.
One cold winter night, a rat got into the switch board and created an
arcing ground fault which started a fire and burned the switchboard
Factory was shut down for better part of two weeks.
My factory built a new board in less than a week witch included a lot
of premium overtime.
Could have been worse, at least the plant didn't burn down, thanks to
the quick volunteer fire dept response.
I've been using the same trap for about 4 years now and have great success
with catching mice. Usually whenver there's signs of a mouse having visited
an area, I put the trap down with a bit of peanut butter and there's usually
one in the trap by morning. I've caught mice within a couple of hours with
the same trap as well.
That is my experience as well. I have never used anything but
the four traps that I have (one of them seems to be missing,
right now). They have all caught rats before, and they caught
the rats again, this time.
So far, so good. No mice footprints, no activity, no more
captures. I think they are gone.
Hee hee! No, it was not with the other three when I went to go
get them. I may have used it for some scientific project and
forgotten about it.
That doesn't eliminate the possibility that it was captured by
the rodent regime and is even now being used to create weapons of
mouse destruction (WMD).
Yep. same here. I discard them when they get messy. There's a week or two
in the fall when they come indoors when we catch them, then the rest of the
winter the traps are unused. Can be a real thrill to find one still set
under the corner of a rack of ash in the wood room, though. Especially when
Check out the Rat Zapper....
I have the Rat Zapper 2000.... had a minor infestation a couple years ago
through the dryer vent. Over 24 hour period, I killed 10 rats/mice. They
tell you that you may need to leave it in place for 2-3 days before mice
will be brave enough to enter. In my case, they ran into it within an hour.
It only kills one at a time, but it is very very nice in that you don't
have mangled bodies laying around and you can simply dump the dead rat into
the trash, pop a few chunks of dog food into it, set it down and leave it
for a while.
Found mine at Harbor Freight on sale for $30 and quite happy with it.
Neighbor used it to get rid of squirrel from his attic.
Oh.. word of advice. If you dump a dead rat into the trash, warn the wife.
I love how they rate the battery power. 30+ rodents per set of D batteries!
That is better than my flashlight.
Which raises the question, just how much juice is required to send said
rodent to the great beyond?
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