I just wandered out into the garage to do a load of laundry. Turning on the garage light, I startled a very cute and healthy-looking but still very large rat in the rafters. He ran into a hole in the wall near the ceiling.
I've been hearing squeaking and scratching in the eaves/attic crawl space. I was really hoping for bats.
But no. The garage is a collection of messy piles of boxes--largely of paper and clothes. Do you see where I'm going with this? Maybe there's a family of rats. Which means I'll need to clean out my garage to find any nests.
This also means the landlord will place traps.
Which means dead rotting rats.
Which means I'll have to clean them up.
Or there will be poison.
With a toddler and a dog around. Oy.
Anyone ever used live traps on rats? We have lots and lots of fallow fields around here where I could release them far from town. Advice, please!!!!!