Posted: 17/03/2015 at 15:41
You very rarely see a dead rat from poisoning. They take themselves underground.
Half bury a piece of 2 or 3 inch pipe in the ground, birds wont get in there, put stone or slate loosely over each end just leaving a little gap for the rat. If you look carefully on the ground, you will see their route, they make the same one every night, it will be very smooth where they almost polish it with their bellies. Usually it will be close to the fence or wall, this, they prefer. Along this track is where you put your pipe, you can put it in a little coffee jar lid or similar, whatever fits in your pipe. Rats are, by nature, very nosey, they will go in out of curiosity and love the bait
The only poison that works well and very quickly is Neosorexa, they have become immune to most others and the stuff you buy in the hardware shop or similar is no good at all.