+1. Mine's a mouse-a-day hunter until she runs out of meeces. Cats are ace. And you get the entertainment of watching the hunt!alecstilleyedye said:buy a cat.
Ranger said:Can I just ask, please don't use those sticky boards. Once you get a rat (or passing cat, hedgehog, bird etc) stuck to it, what are you going to do then? The board doesn't kill them, and the trapped animal makes a hell of a row until the animal is finished off.
If you want to deal with rats yourself, buy a poison baiting station (B&Q do them) and and a box of poison far more humane and a cheaper, long term treatment, just keep topping it up and rat problem controlled, not eradicated as you will never manage it
Arch said:Yes, those sticky traps look horrible to me. I'd rather they were finished off quickly in some sort of spring trap, assuming you can get them for rats...