Packrat?


#1

I have a packrat (?) nesting under the hood of my car. How to get rid of it for good?


#2

Home Depot, Lowe’s, and some other stores sell Tomcat brand rat poison. It comes in small green cubes, and is apparently very appealing to rodents.

Put a cube of this stuff underneath the hood (in an area where vibration will not dislodge it readily) and the critter should be dead in 4 or 5 days. I used some a few weeks ago, and I did find several dead field mice in my garden after 4 or 5 days.

Just be vigilant for its body, as it will begin to stink shortly after it dies. Use gloves to dispose of the body.


#3

Get a cat.

Twotone


#4

That doesn’t necessarily work. Cats and rats have been seen feeding on the same garbage pile in Baltimore.