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    RATS!!!

    Well it seems the cold weather influenced a rat or two to take refuge in my crawlspace. And then they decided to snack on my plants...

    I have major damage along with a number of total losses to my Orchidioides and Iperua Utrics. My Neps were not hit as hard. Thankfully I had moved all my tuberous up to the sunroom recently as I can just see a rat digging through every pot and eating the tubers.

    Needless to say I am not happy at all. I am close to just tossing in the towel actually...
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    That sucks. It's probably too cold under there for a couple of snakes.
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    YEs too cold for snake.

    Not too cold for rat poison though. Lots and lots of rat poison!
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    I have heard those with a delayed clotting reaction or something is the best. They do not get wise to it.
    that makes no logic

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    Thanks for the reminder, I had a sundew nibbled off and meant to get some rat bait on the way home yesterday. Tree rats, basement rats, crawlspace rats. I'll give 'em something to chew on. Sorry to hear about your aggrivation. It's FRUSTRATING to see years of work result in a bunch of mouse turds........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    I have heard those with a delayed clotting reaction or something is the best. They do not get wise to it.
    Interesting reading on the various poisons. My primary concern is with the possibility of secondary impacts (ie: a dog or a hawk eating the weakened rat). One other benefit I've heard (but not confirmed) about the anticoagulants is they make the rat thirsty so it leaves the building to replenish fluids rather than staying somewhere where it would cause a huge odor & be inaccessible....

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    My primary concern is the suffering of the rat! Can't you use baited snap traps?

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    that rat prolly just ate some very rare plants.......let the lil buggers suffer.........

    i have no clue what it is but rodents do seem to be attracted to Utrics.......lost some to mice at the old house.......

    BTW anticoagulants DO NOT help with the smell of dead rodents...........
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