Until, I decided to execute them!! That's right, the Electric Chair for rodents! And man does it ever work! An Electric Chair for rodents you ask? YES!! And here it is:
The Rat Zapper 2000! LOL!
It runs on four AA batteries and produces enough amperage to kill even the largest rodent (as long as it can fit inside) instantly. I purchased mine 10 years ago at Home Depot but they are no longer available in stores. It was determined that it was inhumane but what's more inhumane than a slow death by poison or dying a slow death in a trap that didn't quite hit the right spot. As I mentioned, this thing kills instantly. You can, however, still find them online.
It's really easy to use. Simply place the bait (I use dry dog food) in the back of the device on top of the 'grid', find a good location to place it (usually next to a wall... That's where they tend to run) and turn it on. When the red light is flashing you've got your pesky pest. Then just turn it off and dump it in the trash. Preferably the outdoor trash! Then you can reset it. I once caught a family of the critters in under four hours.
If you use pet food as bait, be sure to keep your pets away! And don't stick your hand inside EVER!! Just to be safe.
So if you have a rodent problem, I highly recommend the Zapper. Professional exterminators HATE these things!! lol Now if someone would just invent a spider zapper.