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  •  don't mean to hijack, but (1+ / 0-)
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    this seemed like a good place to ask: what about rats? there are rats in the walls in my tiny apartment because they are all over this old building in Tokyo. I'm not in a position to move until the end of next year, but the sounds (chitters, scratching, fighting, maybe cleaning their teeth on the wood behind the wall) make it hard to enjoy my little place...

    I'd like to use something that will send them elsewhere, but no idea what that could be.

    I live alone, and am squeamish, so no cheese traps or anything like that, since I'd have to dispose of them.

    do any of those sonic devices work? is there a boric acid equivalent that would send them away? I used a spray that was supposed to make them go, but to no avail...

    and zakandsantosFollow I hope you're able to get rid of your intruders, too!

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    by Terri on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 08:22:25 PM PST

    •  Yes! Classified as organic Terad3 Ag Pellets (0+ / 0-)

      Not sure about rats, but I had mice that I couldn't get rid of with traps, glue pads, etc.  I didn't want to use poison because I have 5 pets in the house and worried about them finding it or secondary poisoning if they messed with a dead one.  

      I found something that has worked for months and seems to make them leave before they die, which is a plus.  I have only found one dead one actually in the house, but they are gone.

      It kills by overdosing them on Vitamin D and kills when they eat enough for their body size--minimizing the secondary poisoning issue.  It is expensive, but I spent a fortune on other stuff and this works.  I put the pellets in locked bait stations or on paper plates under furniture with small openings that don't allow pet access.  I keep putting the pellets out in bait stations in the garage and attic, hoping to keep them from ever entering the house to begin with.

      I don't have mice any more--it is great.  I still have half a tub of the pellets, so think I won't have to buy any for a long time.

      Quote from the site:  

      Pro Tip: "TERAD3 Ag BLOX is the first and only rodent bait registered by the EPA and for use in organic production. It is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) It is not likely to cause secondary poisoning. Always use tamper-resistant bait stations with single feeding rodent baits like Terad3. "  

      TERAD3 Ag Pellets offers organic growers the low hazard benefits of the active ingredient, Vitamin D3, in a pelleted bait.

      It kills anticoagulant-resistant rats and mice yet substantially reduces the risk of secondary poisoning. And, the bait also poses low toxicity to birds.

      TERAD3 Ag Pellets is an extremely palatable bait, and its active and inert ingredients meet the organic materials requirements for Organic Materials Research Institute (OMRI) listing.

      The bait also features a stop-feed action, which reduces the need for extensive and continued bait use.
      Rats and mice stop feeding within one to two days. Ultimately this results in lower total bait consumption with greater cost savings.

    •  Adding (0+ / 0-)

      that I also tried the sound and scent products with no luck and traps were not effective.  I would find the traps sprung with the bait gone but no mice.  They seem to be very smart.  The glue traps work to get some of them, but that got to be expensive and is gruesome to see.  If given enough time--while at work, etc.--they can get off of the glue traps and you find the trap moved from the original location but no mouse.  Nothing worked for me besides the pellets I linked to.

      •  You are a gem! (0+ / 0-)

        I'll do my best to find the stuff here and let you know what happens...

        thanks for even a little bit of hope!

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        by Terri on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 07:51:44 AM PST

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