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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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Hi, I'm Peter. On this style of live trap the solid lid you see on one end is the door that falls when the trigger is tripped. There is usually a couple of heavy wire rods that is attached to the outer end of the door that is connected at a swivel point and an arm that leads down to the "dog" on the side of the cage about midways. This is just a bent piece of metal that rest on another bent piece of metal that goes through the side of the cage to the bait ( Trip/ Trigger, Pan ) You lift the door up and when you do the arm with the bend down by the side of the cage will be in position. While holding that 1st bent arm move the second bent arm that is attached inside to the bait pan, into position to rest against the 1st arm. It will look like two fingers bent at the last knuckle hooked to each other. I put the bait on the pan inside before I set it. The animal will go in touch the bait pan with it's mouth or paw releasing the two bent arms that are held together by the weight of the trap door. This allows the door to fall trapping the animal in the cage. Most of these traps have a carrying handle on top but you MUST be EXTREMELY careful when carrying these traps because if it gets to close to any part of your body or a finger gets too near for example you will get bit or scratched by a highly irritated confined scared animal. It may take a couple of tries to get use to setting it without the door falling but don't give up you will get the hang of it.

Jun 16, 2014 | Advantek 20041B Catch and Release Live...

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Hello, I have a little giant #508158, pump is approx. 2 years old used about 4 times to drain a residential pool that is in-op @ the moment, however the pump has stopped working, the GFCI does "not" trip, but i suspect the cord to be defective due to rats chewing on the cord although the wiring insulation has not been breached except for the black insulation that protects the other internal wires..does this power cord have a vacuum line in the insulation? I do see a clear tube mixed in with the other wires, i'm thinking the rats may have chewed a hole/s. Also this cord has been difficult to find as a replacement.


To be precautious, if the damage to the wire is near to the appliance you might be lucky enough to savage it as it is hard to come by. Cut the wire 2 -3 inches away from the damage and hang to drain dry for 2 days or so if there is any sign of water ingress. leave the damaged wire in situ until you are ready to remake a connection with the salvaged piece, salvage any water tight shroud on the wire into the pump or replace it with new.

When you open the electric box on the pump it would pay you to test the pump motor with a mega, to see if the motor is down if it is need I say any more.

When you have finished the repair or what ever, it might be an idea to store the pump , either repaired or replaced inside a metal box and put some rat poison baited traps around, also leave a couple of Asprins out for the rat in case it get guts ache.

Mar 11, 2014 | Plumbing

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RAT OR SOMETHING LARGER IN LOFT. WANT TO CATCH


You can get a cage type trap that you can put some peanut butter for bait on the bait pan. They sell them at tractor supply and other places also. It has a door on either end that will fall when the animal messes with the bait trapping them unhurt in the cage. These cages will have a handle on top so you can carry it without getting your fingers in bite range. The smaller cage will be for squirrels, rats, weasels.

Aug 16, 2013 | Hunting

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how do set a mouse trap - i torn directions off am scare to experiment


Hello,
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.
Best regards, --W/D--

Jun 02, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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