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    Rats in the garage how to get rid.

    I have a garage attached to my house and is accessed via the utility room at the side of the house. I have dogs and we've always kept their sacks of food in plastic bins with lids on. However a few weeks ago my wife stopped doing that and put the sacks of dog food in my garage, so she wouldn't have to go out in the rain to get the food. The other day my dog was going mental at the door to the garage from the utility room. I opened the door and found two ****in rats there. as soon as the dog entered they scarpered outside. I'm not sure where they're coming in, but have found a large number of droppings along one wall behind a load of stuff and also by the up and over garage door.

    I bought two humane traps, put peanut butter in as they suggested, and put them up against the wall where their run is. That was a week ago and so far they're too smart to take the bait. Is there anything that can be put down as a deterrent to stop them even wanting to go in the garage?? Do I need more traps?? It's nigh on impossible to seal the garage to stop them getting in.

    any thoughts on how to cure this would be great, thanks in adavance
    Nige

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    poison is best

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    Poison is really the best
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    Could the dogs be left in the area where the rats are appearing?
    Reason being , years ago I got a job where rats appeared, one of the men working for me, went home and got his dog ( a wee hairy thing) let it run about it 3 days the rats were gone

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    First and main thing to do is to take away the food source. Keep going with the traps as poison is dangerous to your pets if they either eat it directly or catch a dying rat or mouse. I use humane traps and catch them occasionally but there are too many where we are to eradicate them with traps, you could also try the electric traps and curiosity or hunger eventually takes over with them and you'll catch some. Someone suggested putting chilli powder down where they come in or on their run, apparently they don't like it at all when it gets on their fur, I haven't tried it yet so can't say if it works. You could also leave a Jack Russell in there for a while.

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    If you use rat poison don't let your dogs anywhere near it - in fact even peanut butter can be harmful to dogs!

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    Not the same thing, but when we had mice we used the humane traps with peanut butter spread on Bixies (the Lidl version of Weetabix). Got loads. However, it was a case of what to do with the live mice we'd caught....As been said, you need to remove that food source and then they'll move on to the next easily available source.

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    Take the food source away first....If there's nothng to eat they'll go elsewhere.We had young rats in the loft,got two the next day in traps and then dosed the loft.....in our case it was the neighbours putting a too much bread out for the birds.Very soon we could hear them in the cavity all n then under the 1st floor.......After food they need water n nibble power cables for the oils in the insulation which can cause fires....


    In the end I caught 8 by using poison,they bloody stink when they're dead but I'd does go after a couple of weeks

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    Friend is troubled with rays repeatedly du eto where he lives. Dog is too gentle and blind to do anything about it. He used proper traps laid directly in their patch of entry . Have to keep replacing them though as the other rats simply walk over their 'fallen'.


    Poison is a no no for al the reasons above and you also don't want one dying under your floorboards, the stench is unbelievable

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy View Post
    Take the food source away first....If there's nothng to eat they'll go elsewhere.We had young rats in the loft,got two the next day in traps and then dosed the loft.....in our case it was the neighbours putting a too much bread out for the birds.Very soon we could hear them in the cavity all n then under the 1st floor.......After food they need water n nibble power cables for the oils in the insulation which can cause fires....


    In the end I caught 8 by using poison,they bloody stink when they're dead but I'd does go after a couple of weeks
    Typed same time as me

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    Thanks guys, just been in the garage now and it looks like they've **** and ****ed everywhere, even on top of my brand new quad Webers on a mock up engine. They've been under my two cars and have been all over the shelving, (which covers a complete wall floor to ceiling) I've cleared out a lot of the cloths sheets etc that were in there and burnt them and any contaminated cardboard the same. There's no food source in there now, but my worry is that because the kitchen door opens into the utility room and a door from the utility room goes into the garage, I don't want them getting into the house. Of course, asking everyone to keep the doors closed doesn't work in this household Grrrr!!

    is there anything that can be put down that they don't like the smell of that would deter them from entering in the first place?? Or is it get more traps and hope it works??

    Even been thinking of getting a cat as a last resort and have it live in the garage, but my dogs don't like cats
    Thanks ...NIge
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