Rat & Mouse Poison Bars, DIY

Here is an easy to make, store & use DIY rodent poison that is safe for around pets & kids. The key ingredient is a touch of salt.


  • monica197
    monica197 Posts: 332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is great!

  • MaryRowe
    MaryRowe Posts: 736 ✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic idea; I'll be giving it a try, especially as we head into fall and all the field mice decide they'd like to move indoors for the winter. (They can't avoid the cats for long, but the chaos and destruction the cats wreak in the process of catching them is almost as bad as the mice....and with this recipe I won't have to worry about the cats eating a poisoned mouse. Though I wonder if it will harm the black rat snakes?)

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,507 admin

    This is a brilliant idea if it works as well as they say!

    I will be baking up a batch later today. I have the ultimate test for this. A field of gophers.

    I will report back.

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool. I'm bookmarking this one.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning thanks for posting this one Laurie, cheap and simple. I always worry about my dog Jedda, part Lab and you know what they’re like! I will let you know how it goes.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,361 admin
    edited July 2021

    @torey I think in the comments they said to add whatever the gophers like to eat into the mixture. I think that they also said that it might not work as well on them considering that they are a bit different. You would have to revisit the site again though to see what was actually said.

    @MaryRowe Harvest is close by for us too, and even though we have lots of cats & hungry kittens that are just learning how to hunt, it never hurts to have a backup plan!

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How wonderful! Thank you!