Ratman To The Rescue - Posted by phil fernandez
Posted by phil fernandez on February 14, 2001 at 18:16:46:
Boy does your post bring back memories of last summer. I have a rental house where the city was digging up and re doing a street. The rats were being stirred up by all the noise and commotion and of course they were looking for a nice dark cozy basement to take up residence. So they choose my basement plus the basements of about three other houses in the neighborhood.
My tenant was going crazy. It probably didn’t help that they were leaving their garbage for a week in the summer heat in the one car garage. But of course I got blamed.
Don’t try any home remedies like decon etc. Call an exterminater. He will put special bait out and tracking powder. In about a week you will start seeing dead rats. Your’s are as big as cats, mine were bigger than buffalo, ( just kidding ). It will take about a total of ten days to two weeks to get rid of them all. And the cost was only $150.
The exterminator told me that it was a random thing. However I would check around the foundation and plug up all holes that may lead into the house.