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If you have rats in your home you may be looking for a more permanent solution to resolve this problem. It is true that you can hire someone to come out and capture the rats and remove them from your home, or you can even set up your own traps to capture them, but this does not guarantee that you have captured them all or that they will not return. What you may be looking for is a more permanent solution and so a rat poison may be just what you are looking for.
You can head to the store and buy some commercial brands, but some don’t want to spend the expense. They are looking for a way to be able to create their own rat poison that will do the job yet also ensures that they are not creating a bigger problem in their home. If you want to know how to make homemade rat poison, then here are some things to do.
There are a couple of different options you can make, all of which are done with products that most people have around their home. The first of these requires you to mix plaster of Paris, cornmeal, and milk together. Plaster of Paris can be purchased at your local hardware store or craft store, and when mixed with the cornmeal and milk will help to thicken your product. If your mixture is clumping too quickly, then continue to add milk a little at a time so that you are able to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Ensure that you do not over dilute it though.
When you are done, knead the mixture into little balls about 1 inch in diameter, and then place them in a spot where you know that rats are prone to go. Check the balls every day or two to see if they are gnawed on. If you find that they are undisturbed then the issue is either that you are placing them in the wrong location or that your ball is not properly made. To be on the safe side, re-create your mixture again in place fresh dough balls out.
You can also make yourself your own homemade poison by mixing together flour, sugar, and baking soda. This takes about 1 cup of each. Mix these into a large bowl but do not add any water to them. Once you have thoroughly mix them, simply pour the contents into some kind of shallow container, like a plastic, and leave them in a location where you know rats are prone to go.
How this works is actually quite simple. Once the baking soda gets into the rat’s stomach it will produce carbon dioxide. The rat is unable to pass this gas out of its body and eventually it will build up to the point that an internal blockage will happen in the rat will die. It’s a very elegant system that works quite easy despite being so incredibly simple. For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
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