Rats After TSHTF or TEOTWAWKI!!
I mean it’s bad enough dealing with them now when the world is functioning normally but what about AFTER a TEOTWAWKI event???
Trust me, whether it be a disease pandemic or a nuclear blast, rats will survive and if they are unchecked then their numbers can swell dramatically in a matter of weeks (one pair of rats can produce as much as 880 offspring a year!!!)
For example, during Word War 1 rats became a massive problem in the trenches.
The rats actually gorged themselves on human remains, and grew to massive sizes: some reported rats as big as domestic cats.
The rats would also sometimes eat the fresh rations of the soldiers, and nibble at the soldiers themselves as they slept or if they were wounded.
The rodents would attack a corpse’s eyes, and then burrow themselves into the bodies. They were a terrible problem and because they breed so fast the trenches were soon crawling with millions of them!!!
Not a pretty thought!!!
Imagine walking out your back door in the morning to find a shitload of rats rocking on up your garden path!!!
Two words guys, LOCK and LOAD!!
So this brings me back to my main point, after a major SHTF or TEOTWAWKI event, what plans do you have in place to keep rats and mouse numbers down???
Having a good stock of traps is a must and if you are starting to get overrun then there is this method:
Mix equal parts of flour and cement
Put into shallow dish for rats to eat
Don’t forget to leave them a dish of water
This mixture should turn to cement in their stomachs and kill them.
I personally have a good collection of big ass, wire spring rat and mouse traps that should be able to deal with most of the furry little fellas around my place.
But then again, if I ever come across a rat like this one:
then I might skip the traps and grab the .22(or the 12 gauge!!)!!!