Ratcatchers is a quest in which you help various people with rat-related problems, training your cat and gaining access to the Rat Pits.
|Gertrude knows of some rat catchers in Varrock, pay her a visit and she may tell you of their whereabouts. Perhaps they could show you and your cat a few pointers about rat catching.
Enter the subterranean world of the rat catchers and discover more of your cat's true potential.
Starting outItems needed: Cat/kitten. (If kitten, bring some food for it) Talk with Gertrude in her house west of Varrock, and request her assistance with your cat. She will tell you to speak to Phingspet and Grimesquit; two old women found just inside the Varrock Sewers, accessed via the manhole on the other side of palace wall (east of the tree patch). They agree to show you tricks for your "fuzzy", but only if you can catch 8 rats with it.
Note: This stage takes much longer if using a kitten. Be patient, as it can take up to 40 minutes to catch the 8 rats. Hell-rats do count for this.
To catch a rat, simply right click on your cat while it's not in your inventory, select "Interact" and then "Chase-Vermin". If there is no "Interact" option when you right click your cat you will need to un-tick "Hide familiar options" in the Gameplay settings menu. Note the options displayed by interacting using the Summoning medallion will NOT give the option to kill rats. It should be noted that wearing a catspeak amulet during this part causes an extra conversation to commence each time you order them to chase vermin. Thus taking it off will speed this part up considerably.
After the eight rats have been killed, return to the sisters. They will reveal that they can teach you little in the sewers, give you a rat pole, and redirect you to a wealthy business man in Ardougne, named Jimmy Dazzler.
Just the Ticket
Jimmy Dazzler can be found in a house west of the Flying Horse Inn, between the Inn and the Ardougne wall in western East Ardougne. He appears to be in a predicament, as he needs a house cleared of all rats; however, it has to be done in an unofficial capacity, so as not to tarnish his client's reputation. To do this, you will need to sneak around the house unnoticed, whilst avoiding guards, as they think you're an intruder. As the aforementioned house is located in dense woods, he gives you directions, so you don't get lost. Click the directions to proceed to the garden of the house.