How do I get rid of these fuckers? My dog scares away any cats in my backyard. Does planting a lot of mint actually work?

How do I get rid of these frickers? My dog scares away any cats in my backyard. Does planting a lot of mint actually work?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    They despise the smell of onions so just place leftover onions around the garden

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get chickens.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get big chickens.
      >this is a "Light Brahma" btw.

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    The cats wouldn't help against rats.

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    The fact they're in your yard means that your yard is a good habitat for them. If you kill them some more will just move in. You need to make your yard an unsuitable habitat. Rats need:

    >Shelter
    Fricking clean your garden. Remove waste heaps, block gaps under buildings, do regular maintenance.
    >Water
    Rats need water sources. Remove old containers, fix dripping taps, fence off water features.
    >Food
    Practice good housekeeping, fence off tasty plants.

    Once the habitat is unsuitable they'll move on and won't come back.

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Other animals won’t do it except for terriers, and even then, do you really want your dog fighting an unending battle against the rat hordes?
    No, poison traps are the way to go. Place them anywhere you’ve seen activity (shit, since rats are not shy about this as a calling card), anywhere you could imagine there being activity, and then along corners of your house and any darker scurrying spots. You will need many. D-con is good. You can also use snap traps, bait them with peanut butter and you can practically watch the magic happen. However these are pretty gnarly to clean up and you better check them constantly.
    I wish you luck. They’re disgusting creatures and having them around can feel like a violation. Don’t listen to any homosexual anons that tell you to release them somewhere, frick that. If you do do some kind of live trap for some stupid frickin reason, just drown them. “Release them somewhere remote”..Jesus Christ. They’re rats.

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/rats-winning-battle-against-cities-195052944.html
    >frogs surrender to rats

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, let’s start. What are they eating and where are they getting water? Secondly can you access their burrow sites? Since if so, stop up all the holes except for one and pack it with dry ice. If not, the rolling log trap isn’t a bad idea. You may need to resort to more than one type of trap though. Put a plastic bin over the edge of the hole they’re in and place a glue trap inside. Consider poisoned bait.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a garden with a pond. Can't find any of the burrow sites. I feel bad about killing them with poison though.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ok. Then how do you know they’re there? Did you see them during the day? Do you find rodent trails and evidence of chewing? Does your garden have any large trees? Have you checked for burrow sites under any outbuildings or in hedges or other thick shrubs? Have you checked your roof or attic for rodent activity? Finally what are your neighbors like?

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mint isn't gonna cut it. Various traps and pellet guns are your friend.

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      rats are not your friends

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        rats are my friends

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trash can + rolling log trap with bait in the middle. You don't even have to kill them you can just dump them somewhere remote. Can get dozens in a night.

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    The cats don't get rid of them either so consider yourself spared some turds. The best ratting cat in history, locked in a storehouse with nothing but mice, killed 3 mice a day for their entire life. All they do is encourage more paranoid habits in the local rodents.

    The fact is, if cats were able to get rid of rats, they would starve. Cats can get rid of birds and lizards no problem, but rats are too resilient, and have to be in order for cats to exist. If cats go looking for more rodents, they scare them off and never find any. It is in the cats best interest to only eat a small amount of juvenile rodents while leaving the babies alone and letting the ones that made it to adulthood breed.

    What you need is owls or trained and properly bred murder-terriers. Owls will absolutely exterminate every rodent in the vincinity, which works for them because they can just fly to look for more. Terriers will sniff out and kill every rodent in the yard, and then dig out their dens and kill the young. This is where pitbulls got their instincts.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      any non owl or terrier solutions? I wanted to get chickens but they don't do shit to rats

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        You could get foxes and hawks? Coyotes and eagles? That would be fun to watch.

        If you can't have chickens and owls on the same piece of property something will eat the birds anyways.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          ....can you actually get those animals? A pet owl would be badass

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            Out of those four, only foxes can be kept by private individuals, and only in some states. Owls and eagles especially are a no-go. They're hard to get a license for even for actual rehab/educational institutions.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              yea foxes are illegal in my state

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              >muh license
              They're birds, they lay eggs, they live everywhere. Find a few and raise them. No one will ever know unless it's locked in a cage 24/7.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                where the frick are you going to find owl eggs?

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                Owl nests.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't mind the PETA moron. Cats do kill rats. They just eat everything and leave no trace.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cats kill a few rats, but I’ve never seen a cat colony actually eliminate an infestation. Cats and rats have coexisted alongside human habitation for 8000 years or so. If they were effective rat killers, rats would be significantly less successful. The most effective thing you can do to avoid rats is to clean, repair or remove the places they nest and travel, and practice hygienic food/grain storage.

        Professional rat killers use dogs and traps and poison, not cats, for a reason.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Professional rat killers use dogs and traps and poison, not cats, for a reason.
          The main reason probably is because a professional have to do things on demand and not "when the animal feels like it"

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            Even if you starved a cat they'd never succeed because of how they hunt. Passively. The solitary animal conserves energy. Dogs are intelligent active hunters who surplus kill, just like wolves, because each dog can waste energy and recoup it by relying on the fruits of others labors. If one wolf didn't kill enough or was injured the others enthusiastic killing makes sure they're all very well fed.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              I had a cat that would bring me rabbits.
              >hey bro, just doing my part to provide for the household
              There was always a hole in the gut where she ate the liver (?)
              Always fun waking up in the morning and having to check my bedside before I stepped onto a dead rabbit....

              Not all cats are pussys.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                A rabbit
                Maybe once a day tops

                In order to eliminate a rat infestation, a cat would have to kill many times that, and kill breeding adults as well as any young in the nests. Cats don't, they only kill straggling juveniles because it's easier. They also prefer easier hunts, like hiding and holding still near an area birds frequent.

                I had a set of traps that would kill 20+ rats a night and I still saw mice and rats despite having an outdoor cat, so I took the cat inside and the catch rate of the traps doubled (apparently the cat was scaring them away from the traps trying to catch them) and now I don't have any rodents

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Maybe once a day tops
                Every night actually.
                She loved to hunt.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                Nta. I like cats more than dogs, I like dogs too, I have had both and currently I have none. Cats are decent hunters and probably are better at catching mine than dogs but a dog will keep killing over and over again for fun, it is like playing fetch except the squeak is a real scream of a dying animal instead of a small valve on a rubber toy and they actually taste like meat. A cat will kill one or two and go chill. https://youtu.be/l2Pyu-Cj0gg
                I can’t see someone bringing a bunch of cats to a place so they will keep killing the rats you evict from their burrows.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Cats, especially domestic ones, are well known for hunting and killing even when they have complete access to food. their hunt drive is stronger than their hunger drive.
              I'm not disagreeing that other animals are better, but I disagree that cats wont surplus kill.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                a cats idea of surplus killing is two birds that day when they're already well fed

                a dog's idea of surplus killing is completely wiping out a herd of deer.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cats kill some rats but never enough to make a difference.

        Time to find some owl eggs toxo. Birds > your butthole.

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