I guess it was only a matter of time before the rodents found their way into my home.
A few months ago I actually saw a mouse (I think – I hope not a rat) in my kitchen cabinets – helping himself to the cat treats I’d been storing there. No secret how he got in: the people before us bought a snazzy fridge that makes ice and serves water through the door. Said fridge needed plumbing, so some rocket scientist just punched holes in the back walls of the kitchen cabinet to add plumbing, then never plastered the holes. When we got the house I noticed it but I never thought it would be a problem.
When I found the mouse I immediately cleaned the cabintet, covered the holes and hoped for the best. So far my patching has held and no more mousies in my kitchen (or so I think).
Then I found the mountains of rodent pooh downstairs near the water heater, and shortly after that I found more in the crawlspace under the house. I got some mouse traps from the Home Depot but they’re not going for it.
I guess I have to have a real exterminator in to fix this – Any suggestions from those who’ve been down this road before? I have no problems with the idea of killing the critters, and don’t tell me to get a cat. We have three but they’re not allowed in the areas where I’m finding the evidence.