Sunday, September 09, 2007

I hate rats...

Fact is, we adore Mickey Mouse, Jerry (the counterpart of Tom), Stuart Little and lately, Remy of Ratatouille. Yes, they're kinda' cute in their respective toon shows and flicks but in reality, they're not. My daughter would scream with glee every time she sees one of them and I think they fascinate her. But no, not me...they wouldn't even pass for a pet. They're simply disturbing and the sight of them freaks me out. I've seen a couple of them walking past the kitchen sink and cupboards leaving behind rat dung. I've been trying to figure out how to get rid of them. Aside from the risk of getting the dreaded Leptospirosis, I don't think they belong in my household in the first place. So I decided to buy those sticky mouse trap sheets and positioned them underneath the cupboards. At times, we're lucky to have one or two mice trapped in the sticky sheets. I would even put some leftover food as bait but then some of them are kinda' wise they wouldn't dare touch the bait. It's disgusting and I wanted to shoot them if only we have a pellet gun. And their behavior has become nastier too. They started invading our bedrooms and chewing some of our clothes.

Two nights ago, me and hubby chanced upon two mice trying to get out of our trash bins but couldn't. So together we tortured the poor creatures by pouring muriatic acid on them. To make the torture even worse, we set the bin on fire. I know it was so rude of us and we were not that kind to them. We thought, two down, and I don't know how many more to go.

Still relentless on my quest to get rid of these rats, I bought this local brand mouse poison "racumin" to see if it works. Again, these rats seem to be smart coz they're not eating them anymore. How would they know? But if it's effective, I'm sure there could be dead rats behind the nook and cranny of our house. I haven't seen much of them lately...I just wish they're gone forever.

So there...I just hate rats!

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