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How To Kill Rodents With Oatmeal
You can eliminate ground squirrels and rodents without harmful poisons by using a bait of one part plaster of paris to three parts raw oatmeal and placing about a cup at a time in the upright tube of this simple Rodent Bait Module built out of PVC pipe. The mixture constipates and kills squirrels and other rodents, but has no harmful effect on predators that may eat the dead animals. The traps have been used for years by wildlife biologists in California and other areas. Some designs use an upside down T made out of 4-in. PVC. This design includes a 30-degree angle fitting to keep the bait inside and to protect non-target species. The trap can be buried in the ground (or in feed lots or feed storage areas for other rodents) with only the openings exposed. Caps can be screwed on the ends when rain is expected to protect the bait from getting wet.

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #4