Ok I have a problem at home at the moment and that is rats. Apparently they are a problem in our area at the moment and they have decided to move in.
I found out last week that we had one (at least) when a banana on the bench was half eaten one night. Then the following night, it decided to chew through a cooler bag, pull out and chew threw a plastic bag to get at a weetbix that was left in there. What a mess!
So I put down some bait, Very carefully, given that I have two dogs and a child, and waited. One night I got woken up 3 times by the rat trying to chew through the cooler bag again even though there was no food in it.
Anyway, after a few days I finally thought I got rid of it/them as there was no longer fresh I like in the kitchen.
Now as I am quietly watching tv I can hear such a racket coming from under the stairs that I know that there are more rats or the babies are now mobile. That and the fact that hubby nearly caught one last night in the kitchen.
I am so spewing!
I can't stand the thought of there being rats in my house.
So my question is: does anyone have any more ideas on how to get rid of them, apart from bait or calling in pest control or soemthing? My dogs won't chase them which is why I know I can bait and not be worried the dogs will try to eat them. But at least if the dogs did chase them, they might move out.