07-11-2016, 10:31 PM
I kill an average of two rats every day, 365 days a year with good old fashioned rat traps. I also kill about 7 rats a year with whatever tool is handy at the time it shows itself. A hammer, A stick, a piece of rebar, my shoe, etc.
I'm in Wildlife pest control. I always start by fixing the house and making it Rat proof. When I know no new rats from the colony are getting in, I set traps to eliminate the rats inside the structure. With no way to get outside to forage, rats in an attic or basement have at most 3 days before they will succumb to hunger and go for my traps which have a peanut glued to the trip pan. Any attempt to bite off or steal the peanut will trigger the trap for a killing blow. In the last 7 years of business since I have been using this method, every rat caught has been caught with a clean instant kill hit somewhere between his eyeballs and the base of his skull where it meets the spine. Occasionally, in the course of inspecting the house, or constructing the rat proofing barriers, a rat will show itself. I will dispatch it as quickly as I can using whatever tool I have available. The last one got a framing hammer between the eyes. Trespassing, Breaking and Entering, Squatting, Destruction of property, and Unsanitary disposal of bodily waste have consequences. Rat crime doesn't pay. my business page