There's a Rat in me Kitchen What Ima gonna do?

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  1. Mem

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    I was cooking something a little earlier and I see something moving out of the corner of my eye and it's a small rat. I yelp and it scurries off into the living room closet, which I stupidly left open. In a way I was glad to see it gone. I opened the closet a little later to get a broom, hoping it would leave thru the open front door, but no such luck.

    So now I have to figure how to get rid of it. I guess a trap is the best thing. That way I will know when it's dead. If I try poison it will probably die hiding in my closet and stink up the place. Now I will have to buy a trap tomorrow.

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    If there's a rat in yr house you better find how it got in or you will have many more. I don't know what kind of house/apt/ u live in or the layout but get on it right away.
     
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    Yeah don't bother trying to buy a humane trap lol, just kill the bugger. That way it wont find it's way back into your house or anyone elses. Also check for a nest.
     
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    Also make sure if it's rats or mice. Rats are more pleasurable to kill. Mice make you feel bad.
     
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    I'm guessing it's a rat by the size. It was at least 5 inches long without the tail. I'm am planning on killing it. It may have gotten in through the AC vents in the ceiling and into the AC unit when it was turned off. The hallway is inside of the building, 2nd floor, and I don't think it got in from a neighbors apartment.
     
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    There's a rat in your kitchen, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    There's a rat in your kitchen, dear Liza, a rat.

    Just, stomp it, dear Liza, dear Liza, dear Liza,
    Just, stomp it, dear Liza, just stomp it like
    THAT.
     
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    Get a cat.
     
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    The People has spoken:
    You have to take it out. Not with poison, it will die in a corner and stink.
    Trap, using PEANUT BUTTER as bait.
    Quick, the extended family and in-laws, friends, associates, neighbours of said rat are packed and ready to move in.
    We trapped 27 mice in the kitchen, and the Cape cobra that was after them bit our dog.
    Then make sure they don't come back
    a)
    no food lying around.
    No holes they can come in
    Good luck
    PS I actually like them, but cannot share living space ith them.
     
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    Well, the home depot has got big rattraps that look like knuckle breakers, so get one, and listen for the sucker to snap the neck of the varmint and get it over with.
     
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    You should take a LARGE Henckle knife or even a GINSU....and if you see a rat you should repeatedly do what you would if somone was robbing your house...You should repeatedly stab it, and stab it and stab it till it is dead. Then you should stab it agaiin. Then yel at it for what it did to you. make it feel bad that you had to kill it. Yeah You Go! :D
     
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    Peanut butter works for rats too? Cool, I was going to mention that, but we use it for mice up here, not rats. Alas, mice don't really like cheese.
     
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    Hells, you am sum violent shit, baby! I say jes stomp it lak THAT.
     
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    You are much more humane than I am. If a critter is in my home and I kill it, I do not feel bad.

     
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    I had this happen a bit ago but there's a CERTAIN power that fills your arms when you're killng rats. It's heady and giddy and a brain swerve. When you see your arm
    throw that knife into that hideous rodent it's a high. A High? It;s magnificent. Kill that lil' bastid! He's a four legged rancid
    MONSTER.
    He must be killed
    The worms will eat him
    His coffin will eventually erode
    And his people will
    Come back to your house.
     
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    Kill HIM KILL HIM
    K
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    HIM
    Kill rats.
    Strgangle it with onions.
    Kill it dead
    Make it wear a mourning headress
    On it's head.
    Kill it
    Kill it
    Kill it
    Always cut cuopons from the newspapers.
     
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    Rats don't travel far from their nest. They can chew through everything from plastic to wood to metal. They can short circuit wiring and cause fires. Rats only need a hole about an inch and a quarter to gain access to someplace. If you think that's remarkable, mice only need a hole the size of a dime.

    Buy yourself a rat trap and put it along the wall where you saw the rat. Take everything out of that closet and look for holes they could fit through. Rats deposit droppings and urine as a way for other rats to track them. If one rat makes a track, other rats will follow that track.

    Place the trap along the wall and bait it with peanut butter. Do not set the trap. Wait until you wake-up one morning and see that the peanut butter has been consumed. Rats are sensitive to change in environment and the sudden appearance of the trap will cause the rat to avoid it for a bit. The rat needs to feel safe around the trap before it will take the bait. It may nudge the trap or crawl around it a bit before trusting it. If the trap trips too early the rat may not go near it again. Rats are not as curious as mice, sadly.

    Everyone says to place the traps perpendicular to the wall, but if you know where the hole is, I find placing it lengthwise with the bait end pointed toward the hole more fruitful. If the rat eats the peanut butter and pees or poops on the trap, and this is gross so use plastic gloves, just rebait and set the trap. The plastic gloves will also help keep your scent off the trap. Try not to clean off the feces and urine as those things will tell the rat that the trap is safe. Washing the trap with bleach or even dish washing liquid will change the scent of the trap and cause the rat to avoid it again for a while.

    Rats do bite and they carry all kinds of nasty things so if you capture a rat and find it's not quite dead, either kill it or wait for it die. Don't use glue traps. They're very cruel and a dying rat will squeal for ages, possibly drawing more rats to it. Good old snap traps are best but they can break your finger if the bail lands on it so be very careful setting them. D-Con makes a rat trap with a plastic tab that holds the restraining bar. These are easier to set and safer than the older metal tab models. Get those if the store has them.

    Good luck with your rats!
     
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    Jason, that reads like a PHD on rats. Distilled all my research and experience neatly.
    If I may suggest one more: Never leave out any food. Pack it all away. Rats and mice can also jump, so store stuff in closed containers.
     
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    ub40 is great to listen to at an early outdoor summer dinner in the city
     
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    Take an apple corer...grab the rat...jab the corer into it's skull. It will send a message to his rat friends. Sty away. If it doesn't you core ALL their heads. End of story. Kill tem dead and enjoy a pastry afterward. Perhaps a Dunkin Donuts Coffee Wheel.
     
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    Now I am skeeved out by that biting, jumping, large family having, smart, trap avoiding rat. What are the chances he'll get bored and leave?

    I think I may have one of those sonic pest repellers somewhere, the kind you plug in. I think I just heard some scurrying, but it may have been (hopefully) noise from outside.

    They say that they are more scare of you than you are of them, if he didn't run into the closet, I might have. :biggrin1:
     
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