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#6918696 - 10/12/17 09:28 PM Hunting cabin rat infestation
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I built a pier & beam hunting cabin onmy place, south of childress a few years back. I went with hardy board siding and put in corrugated metal sheet as a "skirting" for the place. I have a rat problem and a big one at that. There are 3 or four holes dug around the cabin and rat scat (say that 5 times fast) everywhere. I pulled some of the skirting of the cabin away, yesterday to see how big of an issue I have and was met with the overwhelming odor of rodent urine and reptile. I basically have a hunting cabing sitting on top of a 16×20 rat nest.

The rats are a big enough problem. However,as the circle of life goes, with them we also have a BAD rattlesnake problem at the cabin. I have killed 5 rattlers in the last 3 weeks right at these dug out rat entrances.

I have put big rocks in the dug out entrances, thrown packages of moth balls, put out poison but they still keep coming and digging and dragging half of the pasture under there for nesting. I'm out of ideas to get thos stopped. Anybody have any other rat stop-all ideas?

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#6918706 - 10/12/17 09:39 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Lots and lots of rat poison and don't quit feeding it when you think you are gaining ground keep at it.
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#6918707 - 10/12/17 09:40 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Sorry it's the only option :

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#6918716 - 10/12/17 09:44 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Pallet of peanut butter and send in SapperTitan for a three day weekend. They dont stand a chance.
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#6918724 - 10/12/17 09:47 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
MBradford Online   content
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Registered: 10/03/04
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Loc: Arlington,TX
Go to the local animal shelter and get yourself a few cats.

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#6918727 - 10/12/17 09:49 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Pull off the skirting

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#6918756 - 10/12/17 10:17 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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#6918761 - 10/12/17 10:20 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: aggiehunter03]
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Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
Pallet of peanut butter and send in SapperTitan for a three day weekend. They dont stand a chance.
I don't know if I got enough pellets
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#6918770 - 10/12/17 10:34 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
Pallet of peanut butter and send in SapperTitan for a three day weekend. They dont stand a chance.
I don't know if I got enough pellets


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#6918771 - 10/12/17 10:34 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Registered: 12/23/07
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Loc: North Texas
I know one of my hunting buddies had a bad rat problem in his trailer one year. He asked the feed store we would buy corn from what they use since feed stores are always fighting this problem. Wish I could remember what it was, but they sold him some liquid they use that you mix with water and he'd leave it in trays under and around his trailer. Didn't take long for the problem to go away completely. That was during dove season and by beginning of rifle, they were gone.

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#6918778 - 10/12/17 10:41 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
68rustbucket Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Get some "one bite" bars.

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#6918781 - 10/12/17 10:45 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: HillbillyDeluxe
I know one of my hunting buddies had a bad rat problem in his trailer one year. He asked the feed store we would buy corn from what they use since feed stores are always fighting this problem. Wish I could remember what it was, but they sold him some liquid they use that you mix with water and he'd leave it in trays under and around his trailer. Didn't take long for the problem to go away completely. That was during dove season and by beginning of rifle, they were gone.


That probably be your best source of poison. Stop at a small town feed store.
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#6918787 - 10/12/17 10:52 PM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Finally found my info, get some Tomcat Rat Poison. Follow the instructions, you might even search THF for info about it, I am pretty sure I heard about it on THF.
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#6918840 - 10/13/17 05:32 AM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Tomcat
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6918870 - 10/13/17 06:26 AM Re: Hunting cabin rat infestation [Re: Bull_Rope]
phathawg Offline
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Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 146
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Use 1/2" hardware cloth for skirting. Trench it into the ground about a foot. Keeps all the critters out.

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