We live in a triangular area, a supermarket on one side, and an alley in back of food-related businesses on the other. In other words, stinky dumpsters galore, and a plethora of rodentia.
So far, we haven't had them in the house, though the cats have caught a couple. They're monsters! At least a foot from nose-nip to tail-tip.
But...now one of my neighbours has found them in her house. She was hoping that the noise was squirrels. And the new genetically-enhanced rats we have in these parts apparently are resistant to warfarin.
Rats are dangerous, as they chew through electrical wiring, causing fires.
If I get them in the house, I would prefer not to use poison. Anybody have experience in this area?
PS: My neighbour bought this super-toxic rat poison for these superrats, and it said this:
ingredient list: (nasty poisons - dioxin, cyanide, arsenic, thalidomide, vioxx, etc,)
then this: ALLERGY ALERT: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS
So...if you're in a neighbourhood, and you see rats dying of anaphylaxis, you know roughly where I live.