Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Rats in Attic - Poison that makes them thirsty?

Posted by mrjones North Dallas (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 11 at 18:04

Have already caught some rats in the attic with spring traps, but want to make sure I get them all. Is there a poison that will cause them to become dehydrated, resulting in their leaving to look for water and dying outside? Online research leads me to believe that such a poison might be a myth. I'm sure that posions would be effective, but I don't want dead rats in the attic stinking. Does anybody know definitely?

By the way, I think I know where they're getting in and will eventually seal it up, but not yet if there's a chance of making them leave by the same way.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Rats in Attic - Poison that makes them thirsty?

The only "rat poison" I have seen being sold in stores is warfarin, the same product used to thin your blood as Cumodin. This causes the animal that eats it to bleed to death.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here