From the Forum: Keeping Rats Out of the Backyard

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    Rats are creeping in from neighboring properties and a homeowner is wondering how to discourage the critters from setting up a permanent home. They seem to burrowing under the fence. Should they work with neighbors to see if it is a block-wide problem? Besides extermination what else should they do to keep their yard as rat-free as possible?

    Please chime in with your advice.


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