These things really bother you, don’t they?Well Done, 06FA56Paderborn! I'll add pictures when I am able to find them.
By all means bait your traps with peanut butter. The little (potentially gigantic) disease-ridden buggers cannot resist. My Missus, who is not bone, suggests fruit as an attractant, but what does she know other than attracting a giant rat who is - oh, wait - me...
Here is our kitchen adventure from 2014:
The Pied Piper of Porkopolis (Cincinnati) hast prevailed, poo-pooing passivity with plenipotentiary powers! Exciting narrative follows:
The Trap, (Trampa POTENTE para matar RATAS, which I think translates to "Drink early and often and wear a sombrero") which was baited with the highest quality imported peanut butter, set with super human effort and heroic courage and placed carefully on back of kitchen sink, sprang somewhere between 3:15-5:50 AM, hurling the gnarly gnashing nemesis to the rear left stove burner, were she lay, apparently dead, but in reality, only stunned, as our hero would soon discover.
Red eyes twinkling with evil and bared razor-sharp 4" fangs adrip with rabid saliva and Ebola-laced blood bespoke her cunning plan! This thing was huge, making an opossum look like a laboratory mouse, and was like, oh, let's say, maybe 3' long, 35 lbs., and I've been told a million times not to exaggerate. As Tim the Enchanter once told King Arthur: "That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!"
Having misplaced the Holy Hand Grenade, Ed attempted to place what he thought was deceased subject in plastic bag; she squealed loudly, ran off, dropped to the floor, and cowered, obviously injured and angered, by the right side of the stove. She was ready for an immediate and devastating attack on her human oppressor! Ed, after nearly pissing in his pantaloons and soiling the floor with high pressure discharge fecal matter, grabbed victim with salad tongs, which rat bit furiously and repeatedly. Ed, with what little hair remaining on his balding pate and neck standing straight up, tossed the rodential trophy on the snow/ice covered deck using his Varsity Tennis match-winning serve motion, then covered the pneumonic plague vector vermin with a tastefully decorated salad bowl of Indonesian manufacture. An ambient outside temp of 20 degrees should guarantee tree-hugger approved cryogenic humane euthanasia and preservation for further Nobel Prize winning study.
Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and appropriate flute compositions (Prokofiev springs to mind) shall be played all day throughout the Midwest. Christine has promised ratatouille for tonight's repast while we recline on rattan furniture on Mt. Ararat, you dirty rats!
- O'B (a/k/a Nick Danger, still searching for the Giant Rat of Sumatra.)
May I just point out that putting your aircon onto 'recirc' just adds to the "enjoyment".1) Heated seats in our car, nice on cold damp mornings. Added bonus of enhancing the pungent aroma of my botty burps.
2) Locking function on the windows so my Mrs has to
enjoysuffer and swear a lot.
What brand chocolate do you use? Our mice ignore Cadbury’s (as do I)
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Trap - 3 Mice Nil, just to give you a better view of the bait and victim, this time it looks like they did not get to enjoy even a moment of delight in consuming a morsel of
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Hope this helps in your eradication of the delightful creatures.