We’ve tried everything to get rid of the raccoons in the attic, but at this point it seems impossible. They’ve been there for what, a couple of months now? I can’t pinpoint an exact time because we actually didn’t know they were there until a month or so ago, which is when we first saw […]
Around this time last year, we had rats in the walls. I look back on the whole situation and I’m kind of surprised that I didn’t realize it beforehand. I would find little black pellets both inside my house and on the deck near some gaps in the siding. Obviously I’m not completely oblivious, I […]
Recently, one young Irish mother was buckling her toddler into his car seat when she noticed rat droppings all over the back seat and noticed gnaw-marks on the back seats and head rests. Her car was infested with rats! Of course, she immediately took her child out of the car, locked it, and called […]
Rat Mite, courtesy of Biodisc/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
It’s well-known that rats are responsible for spreading lots of diseases, and recently researchers have discovered 18 more unknown viruses carried by New York City’s rats. As if they weren’t already bad enough! But, of course, we know that rats are found all over the United States, […]
Oh, no, this will not do, we will have no more rats in the house, uh uh, no way. I don’t know how the dirty damn things got in my house, or why they chose us. I run a clean home. We don’t live in a museum or anything, that’s not what I’m […]
My apartment smells like sewage, and the maintenance guys for the apartment complex told me it’s probably a dead rat in the wall. We’ve been having a rat problem outside in our area, which is bad enough, but when the rats get inside the building and then die in the walls, it’s awful.
“Well, of course there’s a rat in the house. That’s just great.” I was speaking to myself, of course. There wasn’t anyone else around at the moment to fully appreciate the resigned and slightly sarcastic tone in my voice. There were days I loved being a mother of four. There were days I was […]
Laundry is one of those chores I actually don’t mind, as long as a rat in the house is not part of the process. My wife loathes doing the laundry. She would much rather take care of the garbage, the vacuuming or the dishes. She says she can’t stand sorting through dirty laundry, looking […]
These people, these cats, dogs and stupid birds all think they know how to get rid of rats, but the only way I’m leaving my home is if a real professional rat trapper comes in here and drags me out, kicking and screaming. I’ve been here long enough to have established my residency, so […]
Rat droppings just do not belong in your office’s break room. I work in a typical office, filled with cubicles littered with pictures that remind each employee why they’re working so hard to bring in a paycheck. Some hours of the day are fairly quiet, the sound of keyboards clacking and phones ringing fill […]