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puddlejumper
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In mid July this year, I was sound asleep in my bed high up on St John. My neighbors below me had completely moved out the day before. At about 2 AM on a Sunday night, I felt a pinch on one of my toes that was hanging off the end of the bed. I jump up out of a deep sleep and said a few choice words. There 'is no way a rat just bit me on my toe'. I got out of bed, look around and under the bed...nothing. Looked around the house....nothing. Went back to bed, but wrapped the bed sheet under my feet really well. The next morning, sure enough, I found evidence a freakin rat chewed through one of the screen sliders. I finally caught this #@%!! a couple nights later in something new to me, a Rat Zapper. Yup, electrocuted the little s--t. No more rat. At least until the next one. My theory is the neighbors were harboring this little furry tale and didn't know it. And fyi, it did not break the skin.

Note to self...buy aluminum screen and Rat Zappers for the hardware store.

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2008 3:20 pm
dougtamjj
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You can borrow hubbys paintball gun.

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Posted : August 2, 2008 3:28 pm
Juanita
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Rat Zappers rock! I've been a fan for years.

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Posted : August 2, 2008 5:02 pm
davidryder
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That makes my skin crawl...

Is this what you're talking about:


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Posted : August 2, 2008 5:57 pm
Trade
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I have to change the soft screens I have to my deck because the critters laugh at it. Probably took mine all of 2 minutes to get through. Do you have a tree overhanging your place?

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Posted : August 2, 2008 6:16 pm
Ms Information
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I need to try that electric rat zapper. I remember soon after we moved to st croix and were renting a condo. The bathroom had a false ceiling that opened to the kitchen. One night We heard skittering and looked out to see a huge rat jump from the counter to the refrig to the false ceiling. We had foolishly left out a bit of garbage.

Called the landlord, who called the exterminator, who said "yep you got an ole rat" He then left and we needed to exterminate ourselves. I set a trap and that evening we hear a crash and the rat and the trap fly off the false ceiling on to the kitchen floor in front of the spouse. That rat he picked the trap clean for the next 5 nights. We finally used poison, too bad, but so far it is.... rats 0...Us 1

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Posted : August 2, 2008 11:19 pm
Ronnie
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Found out I was feeding them. Sat in my kitchen one day and counted 15 of them running around the yard! Between the dog's food and bird seed from my aviary, they were happy. No need to come into the house to forage as there was enough outside! Not with my new rat boxes though! No more rats, thanks to Terminex!

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Posted : August 2, 2008 11:35 pm
puddlejumper
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Juanita, you are right. Rat Zappers do rule.

David, that's it. That is the one that uses AA batteries. They recommend lithium AA's. I have discovered the Ultra Rat Zapper is less expensive to use because the 4 D size batteries last longer. 4D's make more kills.

Trade, nope...no trees hanging over. And I live on what is the equivalent of the 3rd floor. The sucker had to climb up the decks below me to get in the screen door. I am not talking stairs either. I am saying it scaled posts to get to me. That's alright, I got to him.

Ms Information... need we say it. Get a Rat Zapper. No mess, no fuss. I have heard of rats caught in the spring loaded traps and not be killed instantly. They drag it around.

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2008 11:47 pm
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