Dec 24, 2015 - 09:40 AM
The best thing to use is a Rodent Bait Station such as the Protecta with a Snap trap such as the TRex inside of it. This way it is a poison free trap that is very effective at capturing rats and mice. We have many customers such as Rescues and Sanctuary's, Zoos, etc that use this method of control for rats. Don't use any bait like the image pictured, just place the trap inside of the station. I would recommend getting 2 or 3 of these and placing them around the yard. An attractant such as Pro Pest Lure for Rats and Mice is what I recommend. This setup works great.
There is no easier way to do rat control around bird feeders. Nothing I have found anyway.