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    RE: [RC] [Guest] Rats and Hay Sheds - Linda Cowles

    >...with pallets beneath the hay.  Seems to be a great breeding ground for
    rats....Anyone have any pointers for the rat problem?
    The best thing I ever tried was spreading water softener salt (the crystals)
    under the pallets - lots of it. I don't know why they don't like it, but
    they don't. Cuts back on bugs too.
    A friend made rat-traps out of large plastic drums with food in the bottoms
    that he set next to hay bales. They were easy to get into and very hard to
    get out of. He had to deal with the rats afterwards - ugh! - I didn't have
    the stomach for that part.
    Linda Cowles
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