Posted by Jill on 8:53:40 5/25/2010 from 18.104.22.168:
I have rats living under my back screened-in porch. An exterminator here for an unrelated issue told me they live there and go to my next-door neighbor's to feed on their vegetable garden. My difficulty in dealing with the rats is that I have two dogs that will get into anything. So I can't poison in any way since my dogs could eat the poison themselves or (as has happened from my neighbors putting out poison), the rats die in my yard and my dogs try to eat their poisoned bodies. I put traps out under my porch which of course the rats outsmarted. They're not in the house yet, but I feel it's just a matter of time given how quickly rats multiply and my little old 1930's house has too many tiny holes for me to plug up and I can't afford to hire something to do it for me. Any suggestions are appreciated since I've just about given up...
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