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How to trap rats.

It's that season when rats become a problem.
The standard traps have a trip lever that you put bait on, and often the bait will be ****** off without tripping the trap.
Here's the tip that should give you 100% success!
Before you set the trap, tightly tie some garden twine about 3 times around the place where the bait is placed and trim the knot. Bait the trap and make sure the bait is squished into the twine.
Set and locate the trap as normal, and when the rat tries to gnaw the bait out of the twine the trap will trip. Believe me!

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Rule number one, BAIT IT FIRST!
Rule number two, always keep your fingers out of the line of fire.

When you are looking at the trap, it is sprung. That is, the mechanism is tripped, and the spring has flipped the bar to the "catch" position. You'll see the bar and spring. Look, and you will see another, single bar, connected on one end to the trap, with the other end loose. This is the trigger release bar. If you look at the bait tray, you'll see a place where the metal is pushed out on the side. This is the trigger. Here's how it works: You fold the spring bar over the bait pan, and hold it tight against the base, keeping your fingers out of the way (see rules 1& 2 above). While holding the spring bar down, use your other hand to bring the trigger release bar over the spring bar and to the bait tray. The end of the bar rests under the notch on the bait tray. As you are setting the bar, you'll slightly reduce your pressure on the spring bar. This pushes the release bar tighter against the notch. When the bar is in place in the notch, the trap is armed. When the mouse is tugging at the bait, the bait pan will shift and release the trigger release bar. It flips backwards, releasing the spring bar, which then catches the mouse.
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