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  1. #1

    rat bait

    anyone know what the most effective bait is for rats? we have a new lodger in the garden so i thought id get the air rifle out. any tips advice welcome.

    thanks

  2. #2
    c'mon mo you know the answer to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maf View Post
    c'mon mo you know the answer to this
    lol

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    only use bromadiolone and protect it from non target species dont chuck it all over better still get a profesional in

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    Peanut butter and choclate spread mixed together.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    If you want to keep them in one place whilst you pick 'em off with your air rifle, then a pile of crumbled up biscuits will do 'em. They would normally prefer to take bits away to eat under cover, but if you crumble them finely they can't do this and will eat where they are. As above, peanut and chocolate flavours are favourite.

  7. #7
    Tinned cat food mixed with water works well. Again as above if they cant pick it up and carry it they are forced to eat it where you decide you want them to be. Dad once used a custard cream smeared with peanut butter to great effect. If you want a bit more sport try suspending a bait in the air just out of reach. It forces the rats ot stand on their hind legs and you can guess the rest

    Happy shooting

    Pj

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnieboy View Post
    only use bromadiolone and protect it from non target species dont chuck it all over better still get a profesional in
    +1 on the Bromodialone

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    Based upon the number of rats I've shot around one of our feeders with the air rifle recently, it has to be wheat!!

    Anyhting that makes em hold still for s few seconds, so summat sticky or large, or both will do. Peanut butter as suggested. Then nail the little scaly-tailed b*****d!!
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    microwave a tattie,cannie go wrong,the scent will bring the hoor oot.

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