Barbara's Plan Aug 29, 2018 13:19:06 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Aug 29, 2018 13:19:06 GMT -5
Soooo after last night when a rat jumped/fell from a long opening in the hall ceiling
( a previous owner had added on or rearranged the back bedroom/hall/ and bathroom.....but left about a 1/2 inch area not sealed)
I had stuffed steel wool there also, but had used so much steel wool in other holes ( around pipes etc.) that a tiny small portion of that long crack was not filled. I had put some tape there.....
But it did not stop the rat.
It feel almost on top of Leonard, and of course ran, and hid under something ( refrigerator, stove....Leonard was so startled I don't think he prob moved for 1/2 a min....enough time for the rat to hid).
We don't have food out and take garbage out daily....but still here they are.
So when Leonard recovered his shock, he sent landlord another e-mail about the situation getting intolerable!!!
So now maybe we have 2 rats....hopefully not male and female and hopefully landlord will do something soon.
Hossanah's fiance will try to get to hardware store today for yet different rat killing machines or poisons ( if it works for rodents in their place, Brian will pass it on to us)....assuming landlord continues to be slow-ish.
There is maybe a good thing about the rat.....I have been downsizing all manner of things, I will most likely never use again...like quilting material etc. etc.
Finally, next week....wed I think, the kids go back to school, so prayerfully I will have more time...I will still watch Devon in the afternoon, but at least most days not until 2 or so.
I know you are right about the damage rodents can do.
Several months ago we were having electrical problems...the electrician went under the house and could not believe the chewing etc. down to the wires ( and they must see stuff like that often....but this was even more unusual!!!)
Maybe the rats?
We were thinking at the time it was raccoons, but now I sort of doubt it.
And I agree, you would think he would welcome more cats....they do kill rodents, and the rodents if not killed might go to a less dangerous place with no cats!!!
One of the semi feral cats has now made his home in our home....and I have been able to sleep a 'little' better.
Previously we could not even lure the cats to come thru the door....never mind becoming a 'kitty pet'.