Pied Pooper?

February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm 6 comments

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  • 1. retrieverman  |  February 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    What about ferret turds?

    You drop some ferret droppings around, and you won’t find a rat anywhere.

  • 2. Jimmy  |  February 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

    There must be a lot of dog turds at the White House????It’s full of rats!

  • 3. saratogajean  |  February 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I wonder about my indoor/outdoor cat’s turds. If they attract rats/mice, would she negate this by her ratting/mousing abilities?

  • 4. Dorene  |  February 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Is this really true? The Borough had a fit over the dog park when we were setting it up, saying that the bagged dog waste would attract rats/raccoons/your choice of varmit here while we were waiting for the trash truck to pick it up, but in 3 years the dog park has been operations, the trash bags have remained untouched and fully intact, no matter how long they have sat out waiting for the trash truck.

    I’m wondering if this is an urban myth.

  • 5. SmartDogs  |  February 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I couldn’t find any articles on it in google scholar, but the State of Indiana provides a note on it in a vector control circular.

    I’m not a rat expert, but would guess that when there’s more nutritious stuff (like trash, grain, pet food, bird seed) around, they’d probably go for that first.

    I suspect that this is one of those things that will sometimes happen but has gotten blown out of proportion.

  • 6. Jan  |  February 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I think the image of attracting rats to one’s dog poop might be enough to change behavior, true or not.

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