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Rats in backyard


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Posted by Donna on 18:41:09 10/28/2010 from 24.60.172.185:

I am on day 3 of seeing a rat, or most likely, rats in my backyard. I live in a residential neighborhood, with no industry or stores. The neighbor in back of me did just complete a major renovation of his house and yard. I'm assuming they were likely disturbed and are now making their home in my yard. Ewww. I have an inground pool which is covered right now. My father came over this morning and set 4 rat traps up on the hill against the wall where I have seen them walking. He also put some mice/rat bait sticks in a few holes and in a stone wall that we saw a rat go into. I'm now getting nervous that another animal might get at the poison. I also have a dog which I usually let freely roam my fenced in yard. Right now I'm not letting her in the yard and am taking her on walks or bringing her to the front yard. Should I call an exterminator? Will they treat backyards? I called an exterminator the other day who told me to check for burrows around the foundation of my house. I haven't seen any, but I don't want the rats in my yard. Helpppp!



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