Posted by Susan on 12:49:25 1/11/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: Rats living inside house posted by John Fasoldt on 6:37:27 1/11/2012 from 184.108.40.206:
I have some bricks, concrete tiles, and hurricane shutters I thought of covering it with. I know it sounds silly. :)
Sometimes I have water leaking on front of the fireplace when it rains. Where the stone fireplace meets the wall is covered by crown moulding. I looked up there with a flashlight last night and saw huge holes in between. I saw this pale striped or pattern tail. My first thought it was a lizard except it looked more fatter. It moved slowly forward kinda of like a snake!
Do rats have a striped/pattern tail? Aren't the rats/squirrels enemies with snakes? I've heard squirrels move around there.
I suspect rats and mice have come through here since there is evidence of droppings on the mantel. I've also had cockroaches come in.
I need to get this covered in case it is a snake. Since it's not a flat surface, can you recommend how to seal it? I'm kind of afraid to remove the crown moulding though. I just want to stuff it with concrete LOL. I hate doing this before the rats are dead, but better than a snake inside the house.
Thanks for all the help.
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