Rat Traps

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Reauxman, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Reauxman

    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in making a few of these. I figure I can make them with 1"X1/2" wire, a door of the same and springs. I am still not sure how I can get the door to stay hooked until the rat tugs the string. Any ideas? I'm probably just overthinking it, here's a pic:
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  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What about looking at the repeater traps they use for Quail?? and incorperate the cage area into one .Just MT every day that might work..
     

  3. BobK

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    If your trying to live-trap the rats get a large coffee can and a conventional rat trap. Mount the rat trap with the trigger inside the can and only as far into the can as the bail attachment. Place a wire/hardware cloth on the bail the size of the opening of the can. Put some bait in the can and set the trap.....works great!
     
  4. Reauxman

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    Catching live doesn't realy matter. Figure it would be easier to set a few of these, and in the morning toss them in a bucket of water and empty without having to touch the nasty things. We are running a rabbit box and catch a rat daily. This has been going on for 3 years. There is a real big problem. Luckily I don't live where my barn is, but I don't want them around forever. Trying to put a large dint in them at least. They have it made, a barn full of hay, a southern climate without freezing weather in winter and a water supply 10 feet from the barn. Some look as if they have mange, hence I'd raher not touch them.