due to several factors and an open bag of dry doggie food(no dogs, but
food for birds) i have acquired a ratus
not sure ratus ratus or norvincus
but definitely ratus in the housus
so anyway after seeing the droppings and looking around in the early
am, discovered it in all its furry glory
behind a counter sniffing up and more or less trapped
but got away, somewhere
so cleaned this and that and looked all day and door generally shut
and no chewed this or that or holes that i could find.
put out lots of little pellets and bars and stuff
inside and out
where did the sonofabitch go??
:) where did the sonofabitch go??
A lot of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets will have a
kick plate that does not go all the way to the bottom of
the cabinet. Or in the corners of the cabinets or where
the cabinets meet a wall many times there is a large
opening, once again at the kick plate. If he has gotten
accustomed to the house he may be in the underside of a
couch or mattress.
Likely either went to Heavenus, or maybe it's busy screwingus and making lot
Rats in the house is like eating potato chips. You can't have just one.
I've been very pleased with the products at www.gardensalive.com and you may
be pleased, too.
Don't look now - he's right behind you :o)
Never had rats. Had mice every year when the weather turned cold, and
one mouse trap usually took care of the immediate problem, along with
storing food products in wall cabinets and in tin or plastic containers.
Had a small fire late one night, when the dryer started smoking badly
but nothing in the dryer was burnt. Called the FD because I didn't want
to go to bed and wake up dead. Nice fire fighter pulled out the dryer
and found the Dog Chow carefully stowed in the burner chamber of the
dryer. Apparently the warmest, coziest abode the mouse could find. My
first suspect would have been one of the kids, but they were too young
to pull the dryer out and take it apart (yet :o)
One summer afternoon, I was watching the neighbor's dog that had started
barking for water. Hot day, dog tied to tree, 2" deep path worn in
circle around the tree - you get the picture. I noticed critters
running from the tall weeds in the field behind us, to the food bowl,
back to the weeds. Quite a few trips, one at a time.
Don't let them in, and don't let them eat your food. Simple.
well don't know where he/she/it/shit spent the day
on mon but returned mon night
got into the bag a little bit
but also got into a couple of the little baggies of rat-munchies
and this is weird, so maybe he got the thristies from the stuff,
a couple leaves were torn off a christmas cactus and chewed on
what do you think?
I spoke with Art several months ago. He told me he sold his company to
a nephew andaone of hsi employees and is playing golf just about every
day. He is now teaching an online tile clinic for Better Homes &
Gardens on their website, and that is how I found him. He told me that
even though he still helps amateurs, the major difference between doing
so for BH&G versus a news group such as this one, is that there is not
the usual nonsense inherent to usenet, and he doesn't have to waste time
correcting those who shouldn't give advice due to their lack of
Look him up. I was able to email him through the website.
-May Allah Bless You-
wed ratus update
didn't see it all day
into the night
look around shows a really cool shade of blue rat shit,
obviously the bait had been thru the rat!
but presence has been reducing in size
now about 15% of the initial trails
bought more rat goodies and your basic
we will see tomorrow
rattus, day five
well cleaned up the poops
put out more bait here and there
re-baited the trap with some ham
and tied it on
this morning's report
trap tripped, still have ham, no rat
tiny bit of droppings
but still go him her or them
considering going to some industrial place and borrowing one
of those traps you see outside of the buildings
more rates newus to come
Just face it. He's probably smarter than you. He doesn't leave food
around for you does he? Be positive and try to train his objectionable
habits. Set out food and water. Put a litter box where he poops. And
don't try to pet him right after making a peanut butter sandwich.
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