What is the best bait for rats? We have huge norway rats that are too big for normal traps but are too cunning for leg holds.
Ive heard dark chocolate.
I used to have a pet rat. Peanut butter was pretty high up - especially good for traps because it doesn't dry out/go rancid, and it also whafts around so they can smell it far away.
BUT chocolate pudding was like crack to that little bitch. If you have a rat within 20 metres of your chocolate pudding-laden trap you have a dead rat
Make yourself a rat bucket? I hear they work pretty darn well, though I've never had a rat problem to try it on.
I tried this once and the fucking rat chewed through the bucket.
I ended up getting proper poison from a local farmer who lets me shoot rabbit on his land. It was industrial grade shit that comes in pellet form. I left a handful in a tray in the attic and the fucker gobbled it all up within a day. It hasn't been back since and that was just over a week ago.
I didn't fill it with anything because at the time I just assumed it was a mouse so wanted to catch and release. It was by pure chance after it escaped that I witnessed it climbing into the roof that I realised it was a rat and got a hold of the poison.