(Closed) ahhh the joys of home ownership (please don’t enter if you’re afraid of rodents)

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow that’s so gross!  I hope that they are all out in the open and not in the walls rotting somewhere!

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, hopefully not!  I wonder if you had a nest in your house somewhere.  That seems like a lot of rats just hanging around.

Post # 6
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

OMG that is gross!!!!! my Darling Husband had a mouse problem when we stayed in the house he ented before we moved…it was so gross…we’d come home and my cat would be playing with a mouse that she killed in the middle of the floor…

Post # 8
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, old houses do have lots of different things going wrong with them sadly and they need a bunch of maintenance.  But they sure are purdy!

I hope your dog doesn’t find one and play with it!  That’s just so icky!

Post # 9
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2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you thought about having a professional come out if maybe the issue persists? its sounds like they are nesting somewhere…good job on cleaning it all up…i would have NEVER gone anywhere near them! Im a wimp i know…lol. Make sure that there is no potential food near where you keep finding them (aka the dog food)…I opted to buy a newer house because I dont think I can deal with these types of issues. haha

Post # 11
Member
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

5 dead rats are wayyy better than 5 live rats!

Post # 12
Member
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a pet rat who is a real sweetie, so part of me was laughing while I read this and another part felt guilty about laughing.  But I know wild rats aren’t cuddly like mine…

I hope you got them all.  That would definitely take some of the fun out of having your own place.

Post # 13
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Something you might consider…  If I ever have to use rodenticide I’ll put it in a live trap.  That way they die in the trap and you don’t have to worry about your pets eating them or them dying in your walls.  REALLY not fun and I’m sorry you had to do it, but way to suck it up!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ewww! That part where you said stop reading if you’re easily grossed out, that always gets me! I always have to keep reading if I see that! hah

Post # 15
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3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG!!! I think it’s time you called pest control and have them come spray!

It sounds like you might have a nest nearby on your property!

We had a ant problem when we just bought the house. Yeah we have someone come spray yearly now!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Agree with cailtin.  Be careful with rat poison because your dogs could catch the rats before they die and eat them and get sick. (I know, gross, I’m sorry)

We live in NYC where rats/mice are sort of a way of life.  Luckily in 5 years, we’ve only had 4 and they’ve all been dead thanks to our trusty kitties.  And they always bring them to Fiance, so I’ve never seen one.

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