Here is a story. I noticed some bags with fertilizer and pesticides with lots of holes a week ago. Assumed mice. Bought some mice poison and placed in corners. Today, I started a lawn mower and a rat jumped from under it after a few seconds. It was a bit shocked as it run jumping like rabbit rather that normal running (as I assumed normal rats should be running and not jumping). It went back to the garage it I was too stupefied to do anything in that split second. I'm surprised it survived the moving blades under the mower (maybe I need to sharpen them?). This reminded me stories of humans surviving after being sucked into turbopfan engines. Anyhow, I don't have a cat. What special weapons do I need to invest? Or should I assume the rat will eventually eat the mice poison? I don't understand how that thing survives in hot garage without water. Should I use poisoned water of some sort? I'm thinking antifreeze should do it. I opened hoods of my cars to prevent the rat from going inside the engine compartments, That would be expensive.