Quick or Agonizing Death?

Philippines
April 5, 2016 10:46pm CST
We've had some rat problems for the past few days now. Every time we put the food on the table, not long after we leave the table, rats would come in and devour what's on it. It was like that for days until Iv'e finally bought a fly paper and a chocolate bar. I would cut a small portion and put it in the center as bait. After that it wasn't long after i was able to capture two rats. Grandma was shock to see them up close. Then I bought a stick and a candle, I asked which method I should use to kill them. One was agonizing death, by letting the candle wax dropped into the rats head, completely suffocating it while in pain from the waxe's heat. Second was the quick death, one hit by an arnis stick on it's head and it does quickly. I've actually used both, but the agonizing death is just waste on the candle wax and we usually use the candle only in black outs. I'm sure some of you would have protested and prefer me to use racumin instead. But we also have roach problem and they also eat that but doesn't die.
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@marguicha (94564)
• Chile
6 Apr 16
Rats aew a terrible health problem as they bring many ailments. The best way is not to leave any food on the table. Each person can bring theur own dish and empty it in a garbage can with a safe cover. The food should be also ketp away from rats before they are cooked. I donĀ“t have rats, but I could have other pests if U did not save every glass jar that comes along. There I place the rice, the pasta and the flour. If the bugs and rats have nothing to eat, they will migrate
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hello @marguicha I agree, every one can always just bring their own dishes, wash them afterwards and put the foods back to the fridge.
@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Apr 16
We have many rats here before but when I found a new method, we don't kill them, it's our cats will kill them, we won't give food during dinner for our cats or we let them get hungry and when they saw rats, they eat it, until now, we don't have rats here.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hello @ida123 If only mom would appreciate that, she didn't like cats though I used to have a couple of few she didn't want them inside which could have dealt with the rat problem.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 I see, so you have to find another means to kill that rats inside your house.
@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
6 Apr 16
oh dear! a bit sadistic to kill it slowly .. i can't do that.. We don't have rat problem here but when we hear the mouse running around in the ceiling, we use give them rat poison ..
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hello @epiffanie Well, I will try racumin again when I get the chance to buy one, but really they are clever and not easy to catch.
@jstory07 (67037)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Apr 16
Get a trap and catch them fast.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Well, we still have to deal with the big ones, they are so freaking smart @jstory07 not sure if the steel rat traps works anymore. but once i've got from my brother's house, we'll see. the ones i've captured were the small ones.
@iamshane487 (1163)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Apr 16
What is racumin?
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• Philippines
8 Apr 16
It's a good poison for rats @iamshane487
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• Manila, Philippines
8 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 thank you for the info friend.
@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
6 Apr 16
Rats and roaches I will never come to visit in your country as I hate both of those. Oh my god I would move out of there right now.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Well, not all homes has rats and roaches you know @Marcyaz staying in a hotel would be a good idea though.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 Know I don't know but I would be out of there so fast it would make your head spin. I would find a hotel to stay in or buy a different house that has none of that.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
I always use candle. I would let the hot wax drop on its eyes and the its whole body till it turned stiff.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
You probably like their screams as they get hit by the candle wax @salonga but really they are a pest, my dog was lucky enough to caught one rat. but the rest are still just running around and outsmarting her.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 yes I did, I hate rats and would do everything to get rid of them.
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Glad that we don't haveit here. Quite scary
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Wow! you're so lucky not to have pest over there @Lucky15
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 we used to have those big...but not behaving like what you had there. But they aregone.
@MGjhaud (20740)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
oh wow.. i cant stand the sight of a mouse and within reach.. cockroaches too. hope you'll be able to kill them all, whichever way possible.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hello @MGjhaud I can only kill only a few but the rest are just too smart and too fast, maybe I'll add more fly paper in the future.
@MGjhaud (20740)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 how about spray..?
@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
We have rat problems in the house also. Mouse trap is quite effective.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Never thought of buying that maybe I will go to SM and check it in the ace hardware to see if they got mouse traps @LdeL0318
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
@Letranknight2015 It's like a bird cage wherein you have to put some food inside. It can trap bigger ones.
@sharon6345 (125547)
• United States
6 Apr 16
ok please tell me our talking about mice not the big rats.. oh my god and please tell me just how you set that up. I know a few people who are trying to catch these in their homes. Thanks.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hello @sharon6345 No, im not talking about big rats, maybe our rats isn't that big but they really are smart, gets out every move you make.
@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
6 Apr 16
Cats are a good suggestion. I have cats to keep the rats away. Another method of trapping them is a tall bucket of water, like a 5 gallon bucket. They will go after the water and fall in and drown. My mom used a tall trash can with dog kibble in the bottom of it to catch rats. She wouldn't kill them though. She took them away and set them free.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 16
Hello @norcal even if I set them free, they will just come back. In fact, some of them were coming from the man hole and sneaking through our gate.
@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
The rats are now high-tech, meaning they cannot die on Racumin alone. A bait is better too, than Dora or Racumin.