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Blog entry by WayneC posted 07-30-2011 07:22 PM 4402 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Hmmmm. What is it? Part 13 of Shop Tools series Part 14: New Plane - Bedrock 604 1/2 »

The power tool for Rodent Control – The Rat Zapper Ultra….

Rat Zapper Ultra

I know, I know. But it got good reviews on Amazon. Perhaps someone did build a better mouse trap.

I’ve been seeing a rat running around on the patio for a little while and after watching a late night episode of Billy the Exterminator where he delt with a house that had been completely infested with rats, I was spurred to take action. BTW, I would love to see Billy make a guest camio on Woodworking for Mere Mortals. I need to get 4 D cell batteries and will let you all know the body count.

http://www.ratzapper.com/

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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David Grimes

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#1 posted 07-30-2011 07:29 PM

That is cool. I wonder if they have the opossum and armadillo versions ? Seriously, let us know how well this works for you.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 07:31 PM

Wayne, that’s why they make shotguns. LOL

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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WayneC

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#3 posted 07-30-2011 07:33 PM

David, will do…

Tramp, for some reason shotguns are frowned on in suburban California….lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 07-30-2011 07:34 PM

Wayne, Let me know how it works. We always have rats around. They are quite prevalent in our area.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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WayneC

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#5 posted 07-30-2011 07:44 PM

Will do John.

I added a link to their web site above. Also I read there customer testimonials. Looks like lots of folks are using them for chipmonk and squirrel removal. Not a problem around here but may be for some of you guys.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 07-30-2011 07:50 PM

Interesting, tool. Good info.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-30-2011 07:50 PM

Wayne, It is best to use gloves with anything for rats. They will shy away from the trap if they have human scent on them.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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WayneC

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#8 posted 07-30-2011 07:55 PM

Thanks for the advise. I’ll put some on when setting and removing. Guessing it has some sent just from the shipment.

Speaking of shipping. Props to Amazon prime. Free 2 day shipping rocks.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 07-30-2011 09:41 PM

Wayne, tonight when all is quite, without the lights on, carefully check with your hand if the rat is in the trap, in order to not disturb other rats. Let me know if this advice helped at all.

Be well, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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WayneC

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#10 posted 07-30-2011 09:53 PM

Yeah, yeah, born at night, but not last night. PaBull you remind me of one of my high school friends.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 07-30-2011 10:12 PM

high voltage + rodent removal = awesome

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#12 posted 07-30-2011 10:34 PM

I have my own version of high-voltage rodent removal:

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-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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WayneC

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#13 posted 07-30-2011 10:46 PM

Robert, I lost my shop cat a few years ago to old age and have not gotten agreement to get another one.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 07-30-2011 11:05 PM

Wayne, will this work on groundhogs, I’ve got one under the foundation of my garage. I’m afraid he will undermine my concrete floor and it will start cracking. I’ve tried live traps (leg hold) and live traps without any luck. Does it work on bigger critters. I live in town but am ready to break out the 22 with scope and lying in wait for the bugger.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WayneC

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#15 posted 07-30-2011 11:24 PM

I would think a groundhog is too big. How does a groundhog compare in size to a squirrel?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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