The thought of rats in the garden is not pleasant, but it is a reality! The goal is to get them gone fast and effectively without using poisons. These Tom Cat traps have served us well. Bait with nut butter and a raisin/craisin stuck into the nut butter. The critter’s efforts to remove the raisin typically set the trap better than nut butter on its own.
Traps are reusable. Be to set in an area where pets and children can not access the trap. Best set along buildings or at the base of the garden area under assault – in the line of where the rats “run” so they come across the trap.