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How to Get Rid of Rats in a Barn


how to get rid of rats in a barn


various types of rats including the

brown rat or barn rat Rattus norvegicus

are often found living in barns rats are

a nuisance to many farmers because they

eat grain and animal feed and carry

diseases in some cases barn rats will

attack livestock especially poultry and

juvenile animals take immediate steps to

minimize your livestock and grain losses

by killing or removing rats in your barn

things you will need rat trap rat poison

bucket lumber peanut butter ultrasonic

rodent device rat repellent spray cats

setup rat traps to trap and kill the

rodents place the traps in areas

frequented by rats focus on common

hiding or traveling areas such as along

barns ceiling beams or behind trash

containers set the traps up in the

evening and put them away in the daytime

to minimize the chances of catching

other animals such as squirrels or Birds

use rat poison to kill the rats rat

poison can come as chunks of poison or

as granules place the poison in areas

that you've noticed rats are near common

rat attracting such as feed storage

containers exercise extreme caution when

using rat poison if you have livestock

or pets in the barn build a homemade

humane rat trap if you don't want to

kill the rats set up a bucket in your

barn at dusk lean a piece of lumber

against the outside of the bucket

forming a ramp from the ground to the

buckets edge scoop a large spoonful of

peanut butter into the bottom of the

bucket the rats will smell the peanut

butter and scramble up the piece of

lumber once they jump inside the bucket

they will not be able to climb out drive

the rat several miles away from your

barn and release them turn on an

ultrasonic rodent repellent device these

have made a high-pitched screech that is

inaudible to humans but intolerable to

rats place the devices throughout your

barn this option may cause stress to

other animals and should be avoided if

you house livestock in the barn

Spray wrote a repellent solution around

your barn especially on areas like feed

storage bins that attract rats the

sprays mimic the smells of predators and

will scare the rats away get cats barn

cats are a popular method of both rat

removal and rodent deterrents train

maquettes to stick around the barn by

keeping their food and water in the barn

feed the cats only as much as a will eat

in a sitting to prevent excess cat food

from being left out which may attract

rats tips warnings discourage rats from

taking up residence within your barn by

securing all grain and feed items in

sealed storage bins