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Friday, March 24, 2017

Pack Rat vs Flashing Light

Pack Rat vs Flashing Light

I often get asked if those flashing light devices being sold on-line and at many hardware stores have any effect on pack rats.  The lights are almost $50 each.

I have tested these devices with a pack rat in a terrarium and rigged the flashing light where I could turn it on and off remotely. I observed no change in the rat behavior with the light on or off.   

But was this fair? A captive rat has no where to run and can't get away. So I ran another test with a wild rat in an outside nest. Do they work?  Watch and you decide.

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