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    Default Rodent in the garden,

    I have a large mouse/ small rat in the yard I've seen him.
    Normally I won't care as he's outside but he's eating my veggies what's a safe humane way of removing him?
    If I catch and release will he find his way home?
    Really don't want to kill him

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    We have a rat at our new place. He's eating the unripe walnuts.
    Subbing for kid safe catching ideas.

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    Just had scary though. Snakes eat mice...
    Neighbours had a python in roof years ago, not sure if it's still around but that creeps me out more than the mouse eating my veggies

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    I personally wouldn't try to trap and release. They are territorial, so if you don't take them far enough, it will be back!

    They are vermin and if you have one, you'll have more than one. We live in the country and have baits down year round. It's he only way to keep them under control. Once you've had rats in the roof partying all night keeping you awake, or getting in your car making a mess, you lose all sympathy for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    I personally wouldn't try to trap and release. They are territorial, so if you don't take them far enough, it will be back!

    They are vermin and if you have one, you'll have more than one. We live in the country and have baits down year round. It's he only way to keep them under control. Once you've had rats in the roof partying all night keeping you awake, or getting in your car making a mess, you lose all sympathy for them.
    Agree. I never wanted baits but after they kept partying above DS room I'm so over it. Baits are the way to go.

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    We had a rat chew through the wall at our last house. So gross. Baits were set at the first scratch we heard here!

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    Rescue a cat from a shelter. Problem solved.

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    Is there a fast killing one?

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    Rats never live alone, if there is one there is bound to be a whole family.

    I would also have concerns about them getting in the house.

    You can get humane traps from here (for catch and release):
    http://www.itsatrap.com.au/rat-house/

    I have this one:
    http://www.bunnings.com.au/the-big-c...-trap_p3010133
    I have caught one in it, but it doesn't seem to work as well anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Is there a fast killing one?
    We use Ratsack. You can get pellets or blocks. Just make sure to keep it away from any pets you may have. You can buy bait boxes for the blocks. Not sure how pricey they are, but you fill them and cats/dogs can't get on the bait and you just need to check and refill every few days while they are active. It works fairly quickly and I don't think they suffer too much.


 

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