Recently, I've noticed a huge rat in the garden near my house. I've never had any problems with rodents before, despite the fact that my house is located near the field. I really love working in the garden. I grow a variety of vegetables and fruits for my family in it. But now, after I saw that disgusting rat I'm not sure that the vegetables grown in my garden will be safe for my family.
What to do in this situation? Is it safe to process the soil with some pesticide? If anyone faced a similar problem, can you, please, provide me with the advise
get a product called " eraze " It is a pellet poison that works very quickly and just a few pellets go a long way. Each pellet is about the size of 1/2 a pencil eraser
Obviously, don't use it inside the house
you won't find it in any local stores, so you will have to order it on lineThis message has been edited. Last edited by: nona,
Are you sure what you are seeing is not a Possum, rather than a huge rat? They look similar in the dark, just their size is huge. Possums are sort of scavengers eating everything from road kill to rotted vegetables in compost.
No, I'm sure. Unfortunately, it was a rat
Thank you very much for advice, I'll try to use "eraze". I hope, I'll solve the problem before the gardening season
I had a similar problem in my country house in Calgary. Once I saw a big rat slithering under the fence in my garden. At first I didn't attach too much importance to it. But when I noticed signs of rodents in my garage, I was really scared. I wasn't sure I can handle this problem on my own, as I had no idea what pesticides are all about. That is why I decided to apply for pest control services of this specialists. Unfortunately, I don't remember what chemicals they used to process the area, but they definitely did their job. From the moment my garden, garage and house were processed I never saw any rats or their signs. So, if you are looking for quick result you may consider contacting one of such companies in your location.
Thank you, I thought about hiring pest control company. If the eraze will not solve the problem, I will apply for professional help
After trying several store bought rodenticides at local stores, and had no success, I bought the smallest size container of " eraze " and put several baits around where I saw their droppings. Next day, 3 dead rats and no problems since. The stuff works fast, and effects a kill before they can get to their nests
Rat traps of many different kinds..
I had a similar problem in my garden, but what is the most disturbing is that a rat can penetrate into the house and produce the offspring. You should take all possible measures before it happens. I live in Calgary in a town cottage, and I have managed to catch a rat with a bite, but I was concerned about the vegetables in ma garden, so I had to turn to this pest control company for territory processing with chemicals.
I recently saw a mole in my flower garden area I just weeded and mulched. He came out during a rainstorm. I'm guessing his run was flooded. Very annoyed.
Well, this is a unique solution to combat rats. I'm still trying to figure out how this spammer caught a rat "with a bite". Nor can I even comprehend someone considering biting such an animal and exposing oneself to all the diseases a rat may carry.
But then, this is just a pesky spammer with limited knowledge of English so maybe he/she also has no idea what he/she's just written.
And it seems this spammer is slow to get the message that he/she's unwelcome here.
I just wanted to say that I used a bait (a piece of poisoned lard) to catch it in a trap.
I sure wish the original poster would come back with the results
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