Sunday, July 11, 2010
More and More Rats
It's bad enough to see them at night, but yesterday when I went to prune the fig tree, I saw one in plain daylight entering my garage. It's now war! I guess I'm going to have to hurry up and cover all the holes into my garage with 25 gauge wire mesh and then hire Ec0Lab to set traps. I can see where they nest in the depressions of the fig tree. This has been going on for years and years so the colony is well-established. In the last week, I've SEEN four rats. I wonder how many there are that I don't see.
I spent three hours pruning the fig tree. Actually, there are two fig trees, a male and female, and both trunks are on the property line and my garage was built to accommodate them so I have to go into my neighbors yard to do the work. I also climbed on to of my garage. As I pruned, I talked, "Okay you rats, I'm cutting down your hiding place. You are now EXPOSED!"