Thursday, August 6, 2009
House Guest BANISHED!!!
Good bye rat...Does anyone know what kind this is? I would love some input here. I hope there is only one. It was in our laundry room. We were onto this sucker about 3 weeks ago when we found a whole bunch of droppings in the laundry room. We couldn't find them anywhere else in the house. The exterminator checked the attic and it looked clear. He was fairly certain it was just a lone rat in the house, isolated to the laundry room. I closed the door and stuck the changing pad in the crack to keep it in Saturday night and on Sunday morning about 2 inches of the changing pad had been chewed. Then we went to St. George all day on Sunday and when we came back, more of the changing pad had been chewed. Therefore, I was confident the little critter was isolated to the laundry room.
The exterminator laid out several traps and it has been weeks with no action. We didn't see any droppings or anything anywhere. Even today, I thought I would take down the barrier we had hastily erected in the door frame to keep it in. Then when we got home tonight from our date with Nordel and Brooke there was a rat in the sticky trap.
Rinar is now cleaning up the new droppings. I have to stay far away from that stuff because of the pregnancy and the danger involved in breathing in any of the toxicity of the droppings.
So, please tell me. What do you call our now deceased house guest?