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Rat control - I need help killing lots of rats and mice. I asked this question in great detail ten minutes ago but the Fixya folks posted it in wrong category. I need Rat Control.

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A bowl of coke or pepsi will kill them.
Or a water trap
for large rat and mice plague proportion infestations
you could you a pvc pipe with end covers glue on it instead of a can.
or softdrink cans

Posted on May 09, 2017

Testimonial: "I want to thank you Brett for taking the time to solve my problem. The water buckets were fun to make and they got a few rats, big ones. I a;so decided after all to stop with the poison and set 40 traps. Got a bunch.Finally, however, I called a company because I realized this was out of control the night I BB shot a rat I caught on the dryer - in the face!Too crazy,plus I can't seal up the house myself. So THANK YOU!"


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