November 19, 2012

SHED UPDATE

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Those people who questioned whether all the stuff would fit back in the shed were right – a lot of it went to the tip.  So you could ague that the rat/mole did us a favour – we got the long avoided task of clearing out the shed done at last !!

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Nick nailed a piece of wood over the hole made by our visitor before we put everything back.  Nothing has been caught in the traps but the poison we put down has been taken.  No more droppings or mounds of earth have appeared.  So there’s a chance we have won the first round…..hopefully !!

9 comments:

  1. We had a rat floating around in our kitchen in S.Africa, I was horrified and put down poison where the dogs could not touch it. It all disappeared and I though so did the rat. Some months later we than had a plumbing problem and we had to take the back out of one of the cupboards, the poison was all neatly piled up in the corner uneaten. Now was it stored away for a rainy day and he was still around, or was he/she in fact dead and the poison waiting for the next customer. We will never know!!
    Have a good week Diane

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    1. Oh dear, that had not occurred to me - better not tell Nick !!

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  2. ha! they are only away, plotting some outrage!

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  3. Congrats on that lovely tidy shed. We found several newly made rat holes in the walls of our house during our recent shift around. We think that they have made a network of runs through the interior of the walls!

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  4. Nothing more pleasing that the sight of a tidy shed or closet -- or any cupboard! I do hope you've seen the last of those nasty most horrible of creatures. My first apartment many years ago (in Washington, DC)was in a rat infested building. The exterminator gave them this poison which made them very thirsty so they would leave the premises in search of water and then die. Hope that is the effect of your poison.

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    1. I think that our poison probably works in the same way.

      I must admit to feeling slightly uncomfortable with the idea of causing a painful or miserable death to any creature, even rats, but it's not easy to get a shot at them as they don't appear in daylight very often so we don't have much option. I try not to think about it too much.

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  5. And you have a charming new guest house!

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  6. my shed has 4 of these holes
    ucky little buggers

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  7. I do like a neat shed...this whole episode rather reminded me of the Basil the rat episode of Fault Towers. Are you sure that it wasn't a Siberian hamster you had?

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