Following on from the thread I started some time ago about a bit of a rat problem I was faced with - I am still getting a few rats with the Fenn Mk4 traps (Which I check daily).
However there are a couple of rat holes/runs that have started to develop which are coming out from under the front of one of the poultry houses (Underneath a flag stone) that will be a bit of a devil to use Fenn traps on. With that in mind I was thinking about trying one of the Multi Catch Rat Traps - The ones with a funnel and trap door into the catching/bait compartment. However (Being a bit of a thigh a**e) I was wondering if any of the members on here have ever used these multi catch traps and if they found them to be a worthwhile investment before I splashed out on one or two of them.
The only alternative that I can think of is to use a "wooden tunnel" with a Fenn Mk 4 in it. If this has to be then as I have never built a wooden box/tunnel (I am lead to believe that they can be built with a hinged top for setting and checking them, and a restrictor to stop any hedgehogs etc from entering them) does anyone have any suggestions as to what size they should be or better still plans for building them please?
Once again I would like to stress that the land owner is adamant that she is totally against the use of any type of poisons so any poison/bait boxes are out of the question. Also, it is impossible to lift the poultry houses to get room for any terriers/ferrets under them to deal with the rats - Shame, I think that ratting with terriers is a great way to spend a Sunday morning!
Your thought would be most welcome!