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Rats in boat #12290125
06/12/17 05:37 PM
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First time since I moved to Rockwall. I had them once when I lived in Roanoke but I made the mistake of piling some xmas trees behind the boat. Once I got rid of the trees no more rat problem. I would put poison in the boat but I did that once and a rat chewed through a livewell hose to get at a little puddle of water. I thought about putting gas in the bilge but do not want to blow myself up when I start the boat. I have cleaned out 2 nests this spring. We have plenty of rat snakes but the rats got in there during the winter. I have mothballs in 3 compartments. I may just drop a bunch of lose ones in the bilge.


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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12290161
06/12/17 06:00 PM
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I put bounce dryer sheets everywhere... None yet

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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12290975
06/13/17 02:07 AM
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Go to a good ranch store and get a bottle coyote urine and put a few drops of that in the bilge area. I use it to keep stray cats out of mine.

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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12291016
06/13/17 02:25 AM
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Home depot sells those ultra sonic rodent deterrents that you plug in an electric socket. They work well. Kept mice out of my REVat the deer lease

Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12291218
06/13/17 04:39 AM
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peppermint oil. The real stuff. put several drops on a cotton ball. they wont stay there. Works for alot of critters and bugs


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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Ranger481] #12291273
06/13/17 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ranger481
Home depot sells those ultra sonic rodent deterrents that you plug in an electric socket. They work well. Kept mice out of my REVat the deer lease


Those didn't seem to do much for my very old family/vacation home. I upgraded to a small pluggable device from Harbor Freight (about $40 without coupon). Critter signs were non-existent in pretty much the whole house after we got that device. It has different intensity level settings. They don't stock that item in the stores anymore, unfortunately. It has to be ordered online. I understand that cats & coons don't care for the sound either...

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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Topwater2] #12291274
06/13/17 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: Topwater2
Go to a good ranch store and get a bottle coyote urine and put a few drops of that in the bilge area. I use it to keep stray cats out of mine.


You must be pretty desperate to intentionally put a stench like that in your boat!

Re: Rats in boat [Re: Flippin-Out] #12291318
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: Topwater2
Go to a good ranch store and get a bottle coyote urine and put a few drops of that in the bilge area. I use it to keep stray cats out of mine.


You must be pretty desperate to intentionally put a stench like that in your boat!
might get to that point. They have not chewed through any wires yet but neighbor had to put his UTV in shop to fix the damage they did.


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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Bruce's Guide Service] #12291325
06/13/17 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bruce's Guide Service
peppermint oil. The real stuff. put several drops on a cotton ball. they wont stay there. Works for alot of critters and bugs
This works

Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12291456
06/13/17 01:01 PM
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Just put a couple of Texas Rat Snakes in there and there will be no more rats or mice.


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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Muzzlebrake] #12291899
06/13/17 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Just put a couple of Texas Rat Snakes in there and there will be no more rats or mice.
I have plenty of those around. Had a 5 footer in the garage last year. I have seen 2 smaller ones this year. The problem is in the winter when snakes are not active.


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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12292814
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I used a 1X3 and wrapped an old shirt around it placed it across the opening in front of my motor with the cover on. I don't put in the boat. DUH!!


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Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12293077
06/14/17 09:47 AM
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Set snap traps

Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12293830
06/14/17 05:22 PM
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Get some of those bars. They work good.

Re: Rats in boat [Re: Stump jumper] #12293870
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Moth balls work well also.



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