Actually I haven't dispatched any since I read about repelling them with mothballs. I put them around the yard perimeter starting this past spring, and no varmints. I've seen a couple of tree rats scrambling across the tops of my fences, but none have dropped by for a free meal, not even in my corn patch. They haven't ripped up the lawn to bury nuts either. Oddly the neighborhood cats don't seem bothered by them. It must be a rodent thing.