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Old 06-06-2017, 11:24 AM   #1
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I'm dealing with thriving rat burrows on a rowhome street. With so many trash cans, baiting isn't cutting it since they prefer the foods from the trash cans.

I'm thinking of tenting the area and running a hose off my tailpipe for a little bit, followed by closing up all the holes with hardware cloth, crushed stone or something. Thoughts? I need drastic measures.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:57 AM   #2
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I would think putting a bait station by the hole would take care of it. Perhaps entice them with some nuts in the station. After that, exclusion is always a good idea. Seal up those entry points. Exclusion is the #1 rule in rodent control.

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Try a barrel rat trap.
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Too many neighbors for that. But I've thought about it.

I went traditional. Block holes + a bait station. And new holes will get a special treatment.
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Trap any that may be inside. I don't know what treatment you have in mind for new holes, but there used to be baits labeled for placement in burrows. Since I don't do it, I haven't really noticed if the labels still say that. I just put all bait in a box.
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Get some dogs....
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If you can keep the smoke relatively enclossed, try using these smoke projectiles. Theyu are basically a giant smoke bomb. We use them all the time. The Giant Destroyer
http://www.thegiantdestroyer.com/

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Slightly older thread.

I found roof rats an easy target. Tree them, then with a really bright headlight on, shoot them with my silenced .22 cal air rifle.

Exclusion is first, then when they are hungry you can trap or bait them. Sticky traps work where other traps sometimes do not. You need to check sticky traps daily though. Uses boards and boxes to create routes the rats must follow and trap there. Always put the trap up against a wall.

Stopping the food source would be a good thing to do. Why are peoples garbage cans not sealed up? I would be chatting with the neighbors.
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If you can keep the smoke relatively enclossed, try using these smoke projectiles. Theyu are basically a giant smoke bomb. We use them all the time. The Giant Destroyer
http://www.thegiantdestroyer.com/

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If one googles dry ice and rat infestation they'll see that Chicago, I think, is making great progress in dealing with rat infestations.
I would suggest checking state and local laws.
I'm interested to know if pest control companies are using this to deal with burrowing pests.


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I would not suggest using vehicle emissions. In my state that is not a legal form of euthanization. As others mentioned try Tamper resistant bait stations with a good soft bait. You can also funnel meal bait into the burrows if the label allows. Check out this page. I made a video that may help.
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