So that rat poison ban isn’t working?

Wednesday morning, CBS13 reported that the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters building in downtown Sacramento has been fighting a rat infestation for more than five weeks. Apparently their “environmentally friendly” modes of rattus-rattus eradication have not worked. “After weeks of environmentally friendly, chemical-free pest control methods, the agency is now electing to use poison to kill the critters,” CBS13 reported.

This is ironic for two reasons:

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16 Responses to So that rat poison ban isn’t working?

  1. fjord says:

    Rats are, unfortunately, intelligent. If there is a food supply they are used to, they won’t eat poison anyway because they are suspicious of it. (survival instinct).
    Tracking powder in their highways that they take back to the nest and clean off their feet/legs kills them more efficiently.

    Rat terriers to root out the rest.

  2. WiscoDave says:


    • crazyeighter says:

      “California Environmental Protection Agency building”??

      Sucks when you have to follow the rules you dictate to others, doesn’t it?

      I expected nothing different from California though.

  3. SgtBob says:

    I was going to say C-A-T-S, but they don’t release after a catch. Yumyumyum. However, CA could justify catch-and-eat by claiming the state is feeding homeless felines.

  4. Duke says:

    Dogs and cats and birds will also eat the rat poison. Best answer is get rid of the street scum and their encampments and the rats will disappear.

  5. WestcoastDeplorable says:

    Serves the bastards right, but I’ll betcha they’ll still enforce that shit on everyone else!

  6. warhorse says:

    a friend used to release everything he caught in those live traps…mice, chipmunks, rats, red and grey squirrels, a field he knew red-tailed hawks liked to hang out near.

    eventually the hawks would fly in and perch low when they saw his car pull up. he might as well have rung a dinner bell.

  7. arc says:

    5-gal bucket traps, electrocution traps, and of course, constriction traps all work great and kill plenty, field and barn mice are everywhere here but its just a part of living in a forest.

    Not a fan of poison since its the gift that keeps on giving, killing unintended targets and running into drinking water for the local animals.

  8. Roger says:

    That will end well for them. The rats will eat the poison, go back to their lairs and die. Soon thereafter, they will begin to smell bad as they decompose. Soon after that, they will smell VERY badly, so much so that the snowflakes will abandon their offices. It will take a long time for the aroma of rattus decomposus to dissipate.
    Meanwhile, the homeless, the cause of the problem, living outdoors will suffer little of the problem if any at all.

    • Elder Nerd says:

      I was in an old Air Force base on some forlorn mountain top in Montana the FAA took over, where 15 years prior they had a mass mouse/rat killing. The place still reeked after 15 years, that smell doesn’t go away quick. Saturated everything from equipment to floors and reinforced walls. Nasty… Spent about 3 weeks there, was glad to leave.

      Oh and Bwahahahaaaa! Serves em right!

  9. Paul B says:

    Well, when civilization breaks down pestilence, disease and rodents follow. Must be something they can consume. wonder what it is? :-)

  10. WiscoDave says:

    fjord is correct. Tracking powder. I kinda doubt they’d try that, though. If regular poison bait caused this much angst, tracking powder would never fly.
    Wonder if fly bait would work. Works on RACcoons. Heard from a friend.

  11. Gater, OKC says:

    Just turn non-poisonous snakes loose in the building.

    Of course, there are two types of vermin there: The rats and the DemocRATS.

  12. haha!@luis says:

    Mexican Rats.

  13. bogsidebunny says:

    The Fix: An “eco-Friendly approach only Mother Nature can provide. Numerous back-to-back mega-massive earth quakes. That way the human population will disappear and leave the rodents and cockroaches to battle it out.

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