Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mouse in the House Update

Remember my mouse problem? Well, turns out the "mouse" is actually a very clever, very annoying rat!
We have named him Richard, as he doesn't seem to want to go anywhaer in a hurry, and looks like he will be with us for a while (until I can get the exterminator out anyway!). We have rat-sak everywhere, and no food is left out at all, so he comes down of a nighttime for a munch on the roses I have sitting on the table instead. As they are from my garden and organically grown, I don't think they are going to do him any harm - unfortunately.

So I am making a phone call today - one of Brooke's friends has an exterminator dad, ,and I'm hoping he will be able to pop around fairly soon and fix this little problem for me.

Yuk, yuk, yuk!!!



Blogger BrocanteHome said...

Oh yukaloola!! This happened to us when we lived in a flat behind a farmers field. Damn rat climbed up the drainpipe and would run about the loft while we were trying to sleep. I swear I nearly turned alcoholic in an effort to knock myself out so I didn't have to worry about it...

7:33 AM  
Blogger dolly said...

oooh nooo! I don't have any solutions I am afraid, but I am sure another vintage blog gal had this problem and I can't remember who it was or what they did to get rid of it, maybe someone else will remember!

on your get together I would love to - depending on when and where like the others


9:12 AM  
Blogger Garden girl said...

triple yuk from me too....poor richard....but more poor you! its an annoying problem!

1:21 PM  
Blogger The Rich Gypsy said...

Hey Suzie ... guess what my ex-husband's name is ... We're not just being obscene when we refer to him as Dick, you know!

5:22 PM  
Blogger The Rich Gypsy said...

Oh ... and I think my mouse has left the house ... but last night there was a scratching noise ... There is a possum family living nearby ... hope they haven't made their way into my ceiling!!!

5:23 PM  
Blogger jellyhead said...

Flossy, when you posted that original picture, I was going to write and tell you that the teeth marks looked a bit RAT-like to me (we had a rat last year nibbling our bananas from the fruit bowl - erk!). I thought I had actually commented, but I obviously chickened out and kept quiet, probably for fear of offending you or freaking you out!

We put rat bait in our ceiling, and all was well within days. Don't know if you can do that? I guess the exterminator will sort the rat out in no time!

5:41 PM  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

oh lord! we had a rat a few years ago and it took ages to get it. thre is a rat plague here in the mountains at the moment. yuck, I hate them. best of luck with it!

9:00 PM  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

You know the saying 'wherever you are in the world you're never further than 10m from a rat'... I suggest blocking up any/all possible entry points, and getting a humane rat catcher. There is a school of thought that if you ask an animal to leave three times, whilst concentrating on the rat and thinking positive thoughts, 'asking' them to go will work. It certainly did for Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall when he had a rodent problem! Hope this helps!

9:20 PM  
Blogger shellyC said...

I would be dragging the exterminator to my house and not letting him leave until he took the rat with him!!

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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5:05 PM  

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