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Sat Oct 7th, 2017


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01:04 pm - Argh
Putting wild life scarer in kitchen, and washing counters with peppermint/ vinegar, water solution, definitely put the mice off. So much so that they came upstairs to get away from it. -_- Woke mid-night to something poking at face. Thought it was misplaced beanbag. Poked again. Shoved bean bag away and something went thump-skitter out of the room. Too light for a rat, at least. But still. Roll on Wednesday's exterminators.
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From:incandescens
Date:October 7th, 2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Eeeeew.
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From:flemmings
Date:October 7th, 2017 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Bride of the Rat God, that's me.
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From:incandescens
Date:October 7th, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Distinctions one could live without.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:October 8th, 2017 03:41 am (UTC)
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Oh, I would have been screaming! You're admirably level headed about all this. Wednesday can't come too soon!
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From:i_am_zan
Date:October 8th, 2017 04:03 am (UTC)
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I would be too! In fact I would probably never sleep again. Just GOOD GRIEF woman! You ARE very calm about this whole thing.

*HUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGS* - yes hope the critter busters, come and chase them all away! (or something)
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From:flemmings
Date:October 8th, 2017 01:07 pm (UTC)
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There are just so many worse things than rats. Mice, for one- they go everywhere and they poo everywhere and they don't care if people are there. Worse to have in the walls- raccoons, skunks, squirrels (oh god, squirrels). And worse to have on me- spiders, centipedes, and of course OMG bedbugs, which cost thousands of dollars and many months to be rid of. So for the moment, I'm fairly calm about the rat.

Still, Wednesday will be a relief. And then the month it takes to get rid of the things.
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From:flemmings
Date:October 8th, 2017 01:02 pm (UTC)
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Actually, it probably was the rat. (Optimistic, I hope for only one.) It discovered the open vent in the study, where I heard it rattling around yesterday. Vent is now blocked with tile and critter scarer, and if it's there, I can't hear it.

Last night it was working under the kitchen duct vent, so maybe it's retreated to the cellar. But you're right, hearing it/ them thumping about the walls is truly annoying.
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From:heliopausa
Date:October 12th, 2017 04:19 am (UTC)
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Oh no!! Oh, this is terrible. Oh, deep sympathies, and may the exterminators (it being Thursday now, my time) have been deft and very effective.
Reading on in great haste!

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